Friday, September 20, 2013

Alaska Book Week events around the state

DILLINGHAM

Friday, October 11, 6pm: Local Writer Meet & Greet, Dillingham Public Library
Celebrate Alaska Book Week with Dillingham resident writers Ethel Joanne Nelson, Adam Kane and Amy Eisenburg. The Dillingham public Library will also be showcasing Alaska Books and writers in a week long display.

GIRDWOOD

Wednesday, October 9, 6:30pm: Author event with Don Rearden, Girdwood Library
Join UAA professor Don Rearden for an Alaska Book Week talk on the magic of books and a reading from his novel The Raven’s Gift. , a chilling tale of what happens in a remote Yup’ik village when a deadly epidemic hits. What will it take to survive? This presentation will also be available via OWL videoconferencing.

HAINES

Monday, October 7, 6:30pm, Author event with Erin Mckittrick, Haines Public Library
Erin Mckittrick, author of A Long Trek Home and Small Feet, Big Land, will give a presentation. Erin 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. 

Thursday, October 10, 5pm, Author event with Heather Lende, Haines Public Library
New York Times best-selling author Heather Lende is the author of If you Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name and Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs. Her personal essays and columns have been widely distributed—from NPR and Country Living to the Christian Science 

HEALY

Monday October 7, 7-8:30 pm, Writing Workshop with Christine Byl, Tri Valley Library
Join local author Christine Byl for a free writing workshop 7-8:30 pm. Christine will highlight some of her favorite Alaska authors (many of whose books are available at the library) and lead a craft discussion and exercise on writing about place. Free and open to all levels. Christine Byl's first book, Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods was released in April 2013. Her prose also appears in The Sun, Glimmer Train, Crazyhorse, and other literary journals and anthologies. Byl is a two-time recipient of a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award as well as grants from the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

HOMER

Tuesday, October 8, 6pm: Alaska Read-out! at Homer Public Library
Four Homer authors, Miranda Weiss, Rich Chiappone, Ann Dixon, and Erin Coughlin Hollowell will read from their favorite Alaskan books. The audience is encouraged to share brief excerpts from their own favorite Alaskan books. Light refreshments served. For more information go to the Homer Public Library website: http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library or call (907) 235-3180.

JUNEAU

Thursday 10th, 5:30pm, Juneau Downtown Public Library

Local author and professor Ernestine Hayes will talk about her upcoming book, Juneau: Images of America, as well as her other published writing that ranges from children's books to poetry to memoir. This event is free and open to all ages. Visit sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Library.

Thursday 10th, 7pm, Centennial Hall, Juneau

Presentation by Erin Mckittrick, author of A Long Trek Home and Small Feet, Big Land. Erin 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.

KODIAK

Saturday, October 5–Saturday, October 12, Kodiak Public Library
Please stop by the Kodiak Public Library anytime during Alaska Book Week to learn more about Alaska’s books and writers and to visit their Alaska Book Week book display


Saturday, October 5–Saturday, October 12, Kodiak College Library
During Alaska Book Week, there will be a special display of Alaskan authors.


Tuesday, October 8, 7pm, Baranov Museum
Alaska Book Week Community Conversation with local authors Larry Vandaele, Sara Loewen, Stacy Studebaker, Leslie Fields, and Suzanne Bobo about their books and the writing process.

Saturday, October 12, 12pm, Kodiak College Library
Live from Muldoon Branch Library in Anchorage via OWL: Sherry Simpson talks about her new book, Dominion of Bears: Living with Wildlife in Alaska.

SEWARD

Wednesday 9, Seward Public Library
Lunch with a Story program will feature Alaskan tales.

Friday 11, Seward Public Library
Storytime will have an Alaska theme, and each family will receive a free copy of Swimmer by Shelley Gill, illustrated by Shannon Cartwright.

In addition, there will be Alaska Book Week displays throughout the library, and they plan to participate in Alaska author programs provided through OWL video-conferencing.

SKAGWAY

Saturday, October 5–Saturday, October 12, Skaguay News Depot & Books
Skaguay News Depot & Books will have a 10% off special on books by Alaska writers all week!

TALKEETNA

Friday, October 4, 5pm, Talkeetna Roadhouse: Erin Mckittrick, author of A Long Trek Home and Small Feet, Big Land, will give a presentation. Erin 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, October 5, 4pm, Adult Battle of the Books, Talkeetna Public Library
The Talkeetna Public library will proudly display books by Alaskan writers for book week. Additionally, the Friends of Talkeenna Library group will incorporate Alaska Book Week with their Banned Book celebrations, and include Alaska Books in an adult Battle of the Books. This event is open to the public. If you are interested in joining a team, please call the Talkeetna Public Library at 907-733-2359.

UNALASKA

Monday October 7, 6-7 pm: Author event with Cora Holmes, Unalaska Public Library
Local author Cora Holmes will read from and talk about her latest book project, Alaska’s Wild West. Cora Holmes is the author of Time of the Otter, Outside Man, Dear Cora, and Good-bye, Boise . . . Hello, Alaska. This event will be available to other libraries through videoconference.

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