Tomorrow, June 1, 11am-4pm, authors, artists, and artisans will be gathering in Hope at the library for First Saturday on the lawn. Discover one-of-a-kind arts and crafts and have authors sign their books for you. Bring your family. Bring a friend. Spend the day and stay for live music at the Seaview. Mark July 6 and August 3 on your calendars too!
June 11, 12:30-2:30pm at the UAA Campus Bookstore, three Alaska authors will discuss their books, works in progress, and their deep connection to Alaska and writing: Cinthia Ritchie (Dolls Behaving Badly), Lizzie Newell (The Stud and the Sperm Thief), and James Misko (The Cut of Pride). (Writer Sean Ulman, whose forthcoming book is about Seward and Art, may participate too.)
On June 12, poet John Morgan will be giving a talk, "Moving to Fairbanks: On Poetry and Place" for the UAF Summer Sessions Discover Alaska Lecture Series. It will take place at 7pm in the Murie Building auditorium on the West Ridge.
Registration is now open for the Alaska Writers' Guild's annual conference, which this year will include a children's literature track with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Saturday September 7 and Sunday September 8, with optional workshops on Friday September 6. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 109 W. International Airport Rd., Anchorage. Early Bird discounted registration through June 30.