Saturday, September 29, 2012

UAA Bookstore Author Events

Tuesday October 9, 5:00-7:00pm
UAA Alumni Lawrence Todd Wood presents his new novel Currency

How can a background in the Air Force, Engineering Management and Investment Banking fit together? As a writer, of course! Join us as UAA alumni and novelist Lawrence Todd Wood (M.S. Engineering Management grad ('91), returns to UAA to discuss his exciting thriller Currency.

What critics say:
Currency is "a good dose of high finance, world markets, historical facts all strung together to pull the reader into this gut-wrenching, action thriller."

Currency is not just a story about the role of gold as a store of value, monetary wealth and medium of exchange. It's a story of adventure, history, pirates, intrigue, treasure, espionage, international finance, world politics, global economics, national security and modern day warfare. “

“Wood develops the primary characters nicely and creates a level of suspense that keeps you turning the pages," says another. "What makes the storyline especially compelling is that it speaks to the financial issues that threaten to undermine our nation's economic security today."

Wednesday October 10, 5:00-7:00pm
The Alaska Constitutional Convention Round 2?

At this event former Alaska Attorney General John Havelock discusses his provocative book, Let’s Do it Right: Why We Need an Alaska Constitutional Convention. Everyone is encouraged to attend and listen to a lively discussion.

Thursday, October 11, 5:00-6:30pm
The Medieval Roots of Tolkien's Philosophical Ideas with Author Matthew Dickerson

Matthew Dickerson is the author of several books about J.R.R. Tolkien including: Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in The Lord of the Rings (2004); Ents, Elves and Eriador: the Environmental Vision of J.R.R.Tolkien (2006); From Homer to Harry Potter: A Handbook of Myth and Fantasy (2006); A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of J.R.R.Tolkien's Middle-earth (2012). 
Dickerson is a professor of Computer Science at Middlebury College in Vermont, a member of the Environmental Studies Program and also director of the New England Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf. Everyone is encouraged to attend this event and become enchanted by the Tolkien world.

Friday October 12, 1:00-3:00pm
Melt the Ice with 5 Alaska Romance Writers

In celebration of Alaska Book Week, Alaska romance authors come together to discuss their books, writing and romance. Everyone is invited to come and meet authors Tam Linsey, Jennifer Bernard, Jackie Ivie, Boone Brux , and Lizbeth Selwig.

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