Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday and Saturday Events




We are almost there, folks! In order to our friends of Alaska Book Week better prepared, we have listed the events for Friday and Saturday. We hope to see you all at the Great Alaska Book Fair this Saturday!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 10, 2014

KENAI PENINSULA COLLEGE

Friday, October 10, 7pm, Kenai Peninsula College McLain Commons: Reading and Talk by Don Rearden and Deb Vanasse

BARNES AND NOBLE, ANCHORAGE

Friday, October 10, Barnes and Noble, 6:00-9:00 pm Joe King, Great Alaska Pizza Box Craft Book We apologize for posting this event late. If you notice any event that is missing or out of place, please let the Alaska Book Week coordinator know. 

WASILLA EVENTS

Friday, Oct. 10, 11am-3 pm, Fred Meyer, Wasilla: Author Signing by Bonnye Matthews (Kiti’s Story, 75,000 BC, Manak-na’s Story, 75,000 BC, Zaminmolo’s Story, 35,000 BC) 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11, 2014

The Great Alaska Book Fair!

Saturday, October 11, 10am-5pm, Loussac Library (Lower Level)--THE GREAT ALASKA BOOK FAIR
The Great Alaska Book Fair caps off this year's Alaska Book Week! Come by and meet your favorite Alaskan authors! A special thanks to Brooke Hartman, the Alaska Writer's Guild, and Loussac Library for organizing this event. This year's participants include:

Carey Cossaboom, Bill Richardson, Lynne Curry, Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan, David G. Brown, Brendan R. Van Valkenburgh, Vered Mares, Donna Mack, Bill Howell, Michael Reidell, Shirley Schneider, Andy Hall, Patricia Watts, Becky Saleeby, Glen Klinkhart, Tam Linsey, Tetiana Brooks, Pam Flowers, David Jensen, Basil Sands, Warren Troy, Ron Walden, Mary Durham, Alana Terry, Jim Lanier, Steven Levi, Evan Swensen, Julie Stafford, and S. E. Thomas
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FAIRBANKS EVENTS

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2-4pm, Bear Gallery, 3rd Floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Road: Fairbanks Arts Association will hold a reception in celebration of Alaska Book Week. Authors and book lovers are invited to attend, discuss books, meet one other authors and readers and enjoy light refreshments.


Saturday, Oct. 11, 8:30-9:45 pm, West Valley High School: Book signing with Ray Troll, following his keynote address for the 2014 Arts in Education Conference, ThINKing about Art, sponsored by the Alaska Art Education Association.

Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 am-6 pm, Fred Meyer, Airport Way, Fairbanks: Book signing Daniel Griffin (Village of the Full Moon Curse, Sky Streak of Terror)

WASILLA EVENTS

Saturday, Oct. 11, 11 am-3 pm, Fred Meyer, Wasilla: Author Signing by Cil Gregoire (Crystalline Aura, Anthya’s Word, Elemental Forces

HOMER EVENTS

Saturday, Oct. 11, 1-3pm, Homer Bookstore will be having a book signing with Seth Kantner to celebrate the release of his new book from University of Alaska Press, Pup and Pokey.

KETCHIKAN EVENTS

Saturday, Oct, 11, 2-4pm, Parnassus Book, Ketchikan: Local author/illustrator signing party to celebrate Alaska Book Week featuring Evon Zerbetz: Lucky Hares and Itchy BearsTen Rowdy Ravens, and others; Biz Robbins: Life Jacket: A Memoir of A Float Camp Teacher; and LaDonna Rose Gunderse: My Tiny Alaskan Oven and others. There will be snacks and door prizes too!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday Events

THURSDAY OCTOBER 9, 2014

BARNES AND NOBLE, ANCHORAGE

Thursday, October 9, 6-9pm, Barnes & Noble, Anchorage: Dave Costello Author Signing. Welcome Dave Costello, Alaskan author and senior editor at Alaska magazine, while he introduces his debut title Flying Off Everest: A Journey from the Summit to the Sea, which takes us on a journey with two friends in April 2011.

ALASKA QUARTERLY REVIEW EVENT: LOUSSAC LIBRARY, ANCHORAGE

Thursday, October 9, 7pm, Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library: Join Alaska Quarterly Review and the Alaska Center for the Book in sharing “The Power of Creativity to Transform a Life.” This launch of the new issue of the AQR magazine features a premiere dramatic reading of “How I Became a Poet”, a story in the new edition by Steven Schurtzman about a young girl whose encounter with a visiting poet in elementary school changes both of their lives.

Following the dramatic reading by talented Anchorage actor Sarah Bethany Baird, Ron Spatz, editor of AQR, will moderate a panel discussion with Dr. Thad Woodard, Anchorage pediatrician and host of KSKA's "Line One Your Health Connection," Carol Sturgulewski, local writer and editor, Susan Dererra, a high school English teacher, and Joan Kane, an award-winning poet, an author of "Hyperboreal". 

 

GULLIVER'S BOOKS, FAIRBANKS

Thursday, Oct. 9, 5:30-7:30pm: Gulliver's Books in Fairbanks will be hosting four local authors for a joint book signing/reading: Ron Smith (How Not To Die Hunting In Alaska), Ray Bonnell (Interior Sketches), Priscilla Delga (Cold Water), and Nicole O’Donnell (Steam Laundry). Each author will have 20-30 minutes to read from their selected book and give a short presentation. Afterwards there will be time for people to get their books signed, enjoy refreshments, and ask questions.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday Events

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8, 2014

ANCHORAGE EVENTS

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00-8:00 pm, Barnes & Noble, Anchorage: Glen Klinkhart Author Signing
Glen Klinkhart's amazingly popular new memoir, Finding Bethany, has been flying off the shelves! In case you missed your chance to get personalized copies during his first signing, this is your chance.

Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 pm, Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library Join author Dave Costello as he shares slides and chronicles two Nepalese Sherpa in an incredible, challenging expedition to climb Mt. Everest, paraglide from its peak and kayak nearly 400 miles to the Indian Ocean.

CORDOVA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Wednesday, Oct. 8: Story Time for Little Ones will feature books by Alaskan author Debbie S. Miller, including her newest book, A King Salmon Journey.

HEARTHSIDE BOOKS, JUNEAU

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00-7:00 pm, Hearthside Books in Juneau
Come down to Hearthside Books to for Doug Vandergraft's book signing and presentation: A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska.

OLD HARBOR BOOKS, SITKA

Wednesday, October 8, 5:00-7:00 pm, Old Harbor Books in Sitka
Local Poet Eugene Solovyov will be reading from his recently published title, "How to Frame a Landscape."

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday Events

OCTOBER 7, 2014 EVENTS

UAA BOOKSTORE, ANCHORAGE

TuesdayOctober 7, 11am-12:30pm, UAA Campus Bookstore: Alaska Quarterly Review  and UAA Campus Bookstore present Poet Joan Kane:  Writing Opportunities for Alaska Native Students 
Joan Kane is the featured artist in the current Alaska Quarterly Review Volume 31.  At this event she will read selected poems, discuss Alaska Quarterly Review, and writing opportunities for Alaska Native students.


ORCA BOOK STORE, CORDOVA

Tuesday, Oct. 7: Alaskan author Seth Kantner will visit Cordova: there will be a book signing at Orca Book Store in the afternoon, a potluck with the Cordova Book Club, and a reading at Cordova Public Library. 8 pm.

LOUSSAC LIBRARY, ANCHORAGE

Tuesday, October 7, 7pm, Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library
Meet journalist Andy Hall as he shares slides and recounts the 1967 Wilcox Expedition, one of the greatest climbing accidents ever to occur on the highest peak of North America.  Twelve climbers attempted the ascent--only five survived to return home.



 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Events

MONDAY OCTOBER 5, 2014

UAA BOOKSTORE

Monday, October 6, 1-3pm, UAA Campus Bookstore: Alaska Quarterly Review Showcase
A complete compilation of Alaska Quarterly Review  will  be displayed  for you to peruse and enjoy. From the first issue in Fall 1982 to the current 62nd double edition in 2014.


ANCHORAGE MUSEUM

Monday, October 6, 7pm, Anchorage Museum at Ramuson Center: Would the Real Alaska Please Stand Up?
A 49 Writers Crosscurrents event

Don't miss the opportunity to hear what our panel of unique Alaskan voices has to say about this important topic! Join us for a stimulating conversation that includes audience Q&A. Our thanks go to the Anchorage Museum at Ramuson Center for hosting, and to Mark Weber of the Museum Bookstore for organizing the book sales.


HAINES BOROUGH LIBRARY

Monday, October 6, Haines Borough Public Library, 7:00 pm
The Haines Borough Public Library is hosting a local authors roundtable on Monday, October 6, at 7:00 pm. Joining us is Heather Lende, Bob Adkins, Judy Hall Jacobson, Kathleen Menke, and over Jabber, Daniel Henry and Mark Zeiger who will discuss writing in Alaska!


EVENT UPDATES

Friday, October 10, Barnes and Noble, 6:00-9:00 pm
Joe King, Great Alaska Pizza Box Craft Book
We apologize for posting this event late. If you notice any event that is missing or out of place, please let the Alaska Book Week coordinator know. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Countdown to Alaska Book Week!

Alaska Book Week officially kicks off this Saturday! Please consider this website your one-stop center for all events throughout the state. Events will be re-listed throughout the week so that you have an idea of what's going on each day. For your convenience, we have listed the Saturday (October 4) and Sunday (October 5) events. As you can see, there are a number of book signings, in-store events at Barnes and Noble, and the famous Readers on the Run event in Ester happening this weekend, so please check them out!

We also encourage you to share your event experiences on our Facebook page (click the Like us on Facebook! tab above); feel free to share your impressions and photos as you attend events throughout the week. As always, if you have any questions about Alaska Book Week, please contact the coordinator at akbookweek@gmail.com. Best of luck to all of our authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and educators this coming week!

SATURDAY--OCTOBER 4, 2014

AUTHOR SIGNINGS

Daniel Griffin, Oct. 4, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Carrs/Safeway
30 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 
Village of the Full Moon Curse   
Sky Streak of Terror 

Bill Quirk, Oct. 4, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Fred Meyer
43843 Sterling Highway, Soldotna, AK 
Bush Pilot Way 

BARNES AND NOBLE, FAIRBANKS

Saturday, October 4, 2:00-4:00 pm, Barnes & Noble, Fairbanks. Author Kris Farmen will be signing his books, including his latest novella in the collection Weathered Edge. Kris Farmen is a surfer, writer, and historian. He was born in Alaska and grew up both in a house in Anchorage and in various wall tents and plywood shacks in the bush. He has lived most of his life in Alaska, except for a two year residence in Adelaide, South Australia. His previous novels are The Devil's Share and Turnagain.




Saturday, October 4, 3:00-5:00 pm, Fireside Books, Palmer
Seth Kantner, Beth Hill, and Deb Vanasse book signing.

Saturday, October 4, 6:00 pm, Turkey Red, Palmer
Dinner with Alaska Authors Seth Kantner, Beth Hill, and Deb Vanasse. Ticketed event, $20 (includes dinner), hosted by Fireside Books.

BARNES AND NOBLE, ANCHORAGE

Saturday, October 4, 4-7pm, Barnes & Noble, Anchorage: Dave Acheson Author Signing. Alaskan author Dave Atcheson introduces his new book Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas. His other titles include Hidden Alaska.


SUNDAY--OCTOBER 5, 2014

AUTHOR SIGNINGS

Bill Quirk, Oct. 5, 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Carrs/Safeway--Kenai, AK
Bush Pilot Way   

BARNES AND NOBLE, ANCHORAGE

SundayOctober 5, 1-3pm, Barnes & Noble, AnchorageDeb Vanasse and Seth Kantner Author Signing. Alaskan authors Deb Vanasse and Seth Kantner introduce their newest titles Cold Spell and Pup and Pokey. Their other titles include Under Alaska's Midnight Sun, Ordinary Wolves, and many others.

ESTER, ALASKA

Sunday October 5, 2014 at the John Trigg Ester Library (Ester, Alaska)
Readers on the Run


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"This fun 5-kilometer footrace, poetry composition contest, and fundraiser for the John Trigg Ester Library is held every year during Alaska Book Week, on the first or second weekend of October. The race starts and ends at the Ida Lane Clausen Gazebo, opposite the Ester Post Office, looping through west Ester and the Tailings. Contestants are judged on times, poems, and costumes."

For more information, please visit: http://www.triggesterlibrary.org/programs-events/ror/

NEW UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, October 7, 7pm, Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library
Meet journalist Andy Hall as he shares slides and recounts the 1967 Wilcox Expedition, one of the greatest climbing accidents ever to occur on the highest peak of North America.  Twelve climbers attempted the ascent--only five survived to return home.







Wednesday, October 8, 7pm, Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library
Join author Dave Costello as he shares slides and chronicles two Nepalese Sherpa in an incredible, challenging expedition to climb Mt. Everest, paraglide from its peak and kayak nearly 400 miles to the Indian Ocean.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00-7:00 pm, Hearthside Books in Juneau
Book Signing & Presentation: A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska
Monday, October 6, Haines Borough Public Library, 7:00 pm
The Haines Borough Public Library is hosting a local authors roundtable on Monday, October 6, at 7:00 pm. Joining us is Heather Lende, Bob Adkins, Judy Hall Jacobson, Kathleen Menke, and over Jabber, Daniel Henry and Mark Zeiger who will discuss writing in Alaska!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gov. Parnell's Official Proclamation for Alaska Book Week!

Governor Sean Parnell has officially proclaimed that October 4-11 is Alaska Book Week! Below is the wording of the proclamation, along with a link to it housed in the Governor's Office website.

WHEREAS, Alaska has a large and ever growing community of writers and body of literature; and

WHEREAS, literature about Alaska and her people impart great knowledge to the world about our extraordinary state and preserve our unique heritage; and

WHEREAS, Alaskan authors ignite our imaginations, illustrating the vibrancy and wonderment of Alaska, inspiring readers to experience our state’s rich cultural traditions, history, and magnificent wilderness and landscapes; and

WHEREAS, supporting local writers allows talented and creative professionals to remain in Alaska and strengthens and diversifies our economy; and 

WHEREAS, dramatic changes in publishing and bookselling and the digitalization of media have increased the need to recognize the importance of local writers and the value of Alaskan literature; and

WHEREAS, Alaska Book Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Alaska’s remarkable storytellers and the many books that expand our horizons, give us the ability to discover new places, visit the past, and bring us joy.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sean Parnell, Governor of the State of Alaska, do hereby proclaim
October 4-11, 2014 as:

Alaska Book Week

in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to celebrate Alaska’s authors and books by participating in statewide events such as book clubs, author readings, storytelling, and library visits; and to mentor and instill in our youth a passion for reading.


Dated: September 30, 2014

Proclamation Link: http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/press-room/full-proclamation.html?pr=6989