- Tuesday, August 13, 7pm: Tom Kizzia will be at Anchorage Loussac Library, Wilda Marston auditorium, talking about Pilgrim's Wilderness.
- Thursday, August 15, 7pm: Tom Kizzia will give a book talk at Kennecott Recreation Hall, Kennicott/McCarthy.
- Tuesday, August 20, 7-8:30pm, Loussac Library. Alaska Writers Guild monthly program features Evan Swenson of Publication Consultants talking about “How to Host a Book Launch Party.”
Finally, in the bestseller stakes, we’re happy to report that Heather Lende is holding fast at #7 on the New York Times E-Book bestseller list, with Tom Kizzia close behind at #15. For Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction sales, Heather is currently at #20 and Tom at #21. It’s wonderful to see Alaska’s authors doing so well on the national scene. Not only that, local playwright Arlitia Jones was recently invited to participate in the Samuel French Off Off Broadway festival, where her play “Tornado” was one of six selected for showcase, inclusion in an upcoming anthology, and licensing.