Friday, August 31, 2012

Hot from University of Alaska Press!

The University of Alaska Press, our primary sponsor, will be hosting an Alaska Book Week event at the UAF Wood Center on Monday, October 8, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Multiple departments on campus have been invited to participate, with confirmations received from UA Press, UAF Bookstore, Alaska Sea Grant, Alaska Native Language Center, UAF Rasmuson Library, and the UAF English Department. They will be selling books and other publications and stage author signings and various other activities. More information to come as the planning progresses.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Alaska Book Week - October 6-13, 2012

Join libraries, booksellers, publishers, and schools for Alaska Book Week, a statewide celebration of Alaska's authors and books. Book displays, author visits, book club events, and press coverage, are among the activities planned. Communities throughout the state are encouraged to come up with their own unique events, to be shared on the Alaska Book Week website. As host of this celebration, 49 Writers will publicize the event with periodic emails, blogposts, and - funds permitting - posters, and bookmarks.

In 2012, Alaska Book Week is October 6-13.  To make this week a success, we need your help. Please click the sidebar logo to complete our Alaska Book Week participation form, and we'll add you to our database.  We'll publish your plans and reports of your activities here at, so be sure to keep us updated on how you're celebrating by emailing us at

Alaska Book Week is funded by donors and sponsors.  All levels of support are welcome.  If you'd like to help, visit our donation page; after filling in the amount and clicking My Donation, type "Alaska Book Week" in the special instructions field.  Donations can also be mailed to 49 Writers, PO Box 221086, Anchorage, AK  99522. 49 Writers is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation.

Alaska Book Week is hosted by 49 Writers/49 Alaska Writing Center with help from our friends and fans throughout the state.  Questions?  Email