How have you been celebrating Alaska Book Week? Do let us know what you’ve been up to this week, October 6-13, and we’ll post your report and photos on the website. Events are listed at the Alaska Book Week website and on the website calendar. Don’t forget to enter the daily drawing for a free Alaska book on the website or the 49 Writers Facebook page.
On October 13, 7-8:30pm , Linda Gregerson and Arlitia Jones will be joining forces for a unique Synergies event at Out North, Workaday: New Poems, New Play. Book signing and no-host after party at Kinley’s to follow. Note: Play contains strong adult language.
There is still time to register for Linda Gregerson’s workshop “The Poetic Line,” October 14, 10am-noon . We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from this fine poet and accomplished educator on her brief visit to Alaska. Writers of both poetry and prose are welcome, as well as readers looking to broaden their knowledge of poetic craft. For information and to register, click here. Thanks to the Alaska State Council on the Arts for their support of this workshop.
Pass this on to the young writers and the educators in your lives! The deadline for our first WYAK writing contest of the year is October 31. You will find tips for educators on the Teachers page of the website.
Debbie Miller reports that she is currently on an extensive tour that relates to On Arctic Ground, a new adult photo essay book published by Braided River. To write the book she traveled by canoe and on foot for more than 600 miles, exploring a vast and magnificent landscape. Visit the website to find out about planned events in your area. Debbie looks forward to seeing some of you on the road!
Can you spare a few hours to volunteer at Loussac Library’s Teen Underground to assist with their writing program? TU VISTA Candace Blas is looking for help with organizing and leading teen workshops for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), November 1-30 . If you are interested, please contact her at BlasCM@ci.anchorage.ak.us. Thank you!
If you have news to share of publishing success, a book signing, or any other literary activity in your community, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help to spread the word.
The Alaska Chapter of Sisters in Crime, now called the Arctic Cliffhangers is hosting a daylong conference on October 20. The 2012 Forensic Foray will be held at the Dimond Center Hotel (go to http://www.arcticcliffhangers.