Friday, October 4, 2013

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Thank you to everyone who took the time to meet with me in Juneau this week, especially the 17 writers who attended the gathering organized by Juneau member Joan Pardes and hosted by Joannie at Northern Oasis Wellness Spa. It was a pleasure to meet everyone in person, and to learn more about the interests and needs of Juneau’s writers—not to mention finding out all the cool things that are happening in this vibrant community. We look forward to engaging with members and partners there on future projects.

Registration is still open for some of our fall classes in Anchorage: click here for more information.

Upcoming 49 Writers events in October include a reading by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer on Friday, Oct. 18, 7pm, at UAA/APU Consortium Library (LIB 307). Thanks to the UAA Department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts for partnering with us on this event. Then on Thursday, Oct. 24, 7pm, Tom Kizzia will give a Reading & Craft Talk at Great Harvest Bread Company about Pilgrim’s Wilderness, entitled “Little Did I Know…”

Alaska Book Week is here!
Governor Sean Parnell has officially proclaimed October 5-12, 2013 Alaska Book Week—read the proclamation here.

There are numerous celebrations planned around the state—too many to list here. For the latest information, check the Alaska Book Week website at

For events around the state, click here.
For goings-on in Anchorage, click here.
For ABW in Fairbanks, click here.

Don't forget to participate in our daily book giveaways! It's easy to enter, so be sure to check the Alaska Book Week website daily or sign up to have posts deliver to your inbox.

If you mention Alaska Book Week or 49 Writers at the register when you purchase a book at the Anchorage Barnes & Noble store during Alaska Book Week, a percentage of your entire sale will go back to 49 Writers to support the annual planning and coordination of this celebration of Alaska's authors and their books. Thank you to Barnes & Noble for their support of this important event on the Alaska literary calendar!

Here is a selection of events taking place over the next few days.

Today, Friday, Oct. 4, 3pm: Christine Byl will give a craft Talk, UAF Campus, Groening 405, Fairbanks.
Tonight, Friday, Oct. 4, 7pm: Christine Byl and Carolyn Kremers will give a reading in the Midnight Sun Visiting Author Series, UAF Woods Center, Fairbanks.

Tonight, Friday, Oct. 4, 7pm, Tap Root, Anchorage: Alaska Quarterly Review will kick off Alaska Book Week with "IPSEITY—Revelations in Words and Pictures," featuring the world premieres of the print publication and short film of Elizabeth Bradfield’s transcendent "Deliquescence: A Meditation in Seven Parts;" Gary Holthaus' “How We Give Ourselves;” Mary Kudenov's “A Man of Fashion;”and the exclusive publication of internationally acclaimed photojournalist Andrea Bruce’s “Afghan Americans.” Signature AQR cocktails --the "Literary Tonic" and the "Literary Gimlet" --will be served, $7 cover at the door.

Saturday, Oct. 5, Gulliver's Books, Fairbanks (check with bookstore for time). Meet Erin Mckittrick, author of A Long Trek Home and Small Feet, Big Land, is co-founder and Director of Ground Truth Trekking, a nonprofit organization devoted to educating and engaging the public on Alaska's natural resource issues through a combination of wilderness adventure, scientific analysis, and the creation of web resources.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 3pm, Mountain View Community Library: Meet author of paranormal and historical romances, Jackie Ivie. She will speak about being a romance writer and give away FREE copies of her newest book, A Knight Well Spent.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 4pm, Talkeetna Public Library: Adult Battle of the Books. The Friends of Talkeetna Library group are incorporating Alaska Book Week with their Banned Book celebrations, and including Alaska Books in an adult Battle of the Books. Open to public. If you'd like to join a team, please call the Talkeetna Public Library at 907-733-2359.

Monday, Oct. 7, 7pm: Writing workshop with Christine Byl, Tri-Valley Community Library in Healy.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10am: Tune into Alaska Public Media’s Talk of Alaska, when Marybeth Holleman will be talking with Steve Heimel about her newly published book, Among Wolves. Marybeth also invites you to her book launch on Sunday, Oct. 20, 3:30-5:30pm, at the Loussac Library’s Wilda Marston Theatre.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 6-9pm, Carr-Gottstein Hall, APU: Ali McCart of Indigo Editing & Publications presents a workshop, "The New World of Publishing," as a lead-up to the Great Alaska Book Fair. Click here for more details and to register. Registration is $35 for members of Alaska Writers Guild and 49 Writers, and $50 for non-members. 

Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30pm, Alaska Pacific University, Grant Hall Theatre: Don Rearden, author of The Raven’s Gift, kicks off the Great Alaska Book Fair with a special presentation sponsored by the Alaska Writers Guild and Alaska Pacific University. Free and open to public.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 10am-5pm at APU, an extravaganza being organized by The Alaska Writers Guild and Alaska Pacific University, with support from The Alaska Dispatch. Meet the authors, buy their books, enjoy their readings!

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