Thursday, September 19, 2013

Alaska Book Week events in Fairbanks

Friday, October 4, 3pm: Christine Byl, author of Dirt Work, will give a craft talk at UAF Campus, Groening 405.

Friday, October 4, 7pm: UAF Midnight Sun Visiting Author Series features Christine Byl and Carolyn Kremers at UAF Woods Center. Christine Byl is the author of Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods.  Byl received her MFA in fiction from the University of Alaska Anchorage; her prose has appeared inGlimmer Train, The Sun, and Crazyhorse, among other journals.  Byl has also received awards from Alaska State Council on the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, Breadloaf, and Fishtrap. She lives with her husband and an old sled dog north of Denali National Park outside of Healy, Alaska, where she owns and operates a small trail design and construction company. 

Carolyn Kremers writes creative nonfiction and poetry, and is a dedicated teacher and lifelong musician. Her books include Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village (memoir), The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North (anthology), and Upriver (poetry). Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies, and her piece, "John Haines and the Dream Place," was named a "Notable" essay in Best American Essays 2012.  Kremers designed and implemented the MFA creative nonfiction program at Eastern Washington University in Spokane and currently teaches part-time at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  She has been artist-in-residence at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Denali National Park and is a founding member of the Alaska artists and scientists group, In a Time of Change. In 2008-09, she was a US Fulbright Scholar at Buryat State University in Ulan Ude, Russia.

Journey on the Wild Coast - 2
Erin Mckittrick
Saturday, October 5, 5-7pm: Erin McKittrick Author of A Long Trek Home and Small Feet, Big Land will be celebrating Alaska Book Week with Gulliver’s Books. 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. Erin received a MS in Molecular Biology from the University of Washington in 2005, following a BA in biology from Carleton College in 2001. Along with her husband, Hig, she's been exploring the Alaskan wilderness for more than a decade, logging over 7,500 miles.

Thursday October 10, 11am–6pm: University of Alaska Press will be hosting a housewarming party in celebration of Alaska Book Week and their recent move. Come and visit the new location in Fairbanks at 1760 Westwood Way (across from the Artisan's Courtyard), and enjoy 25% off all books!

Saturday October 12, 12–2pm: Children's author Claudia Lively will be signing all three of her books at Gulliver's Books.

Saturday October 12, 7pm: Literary Reading Series hosted by Fairbanks Arts Association in the Bear Gallery. Features nine local authors: Sue Ann Bowling, Greg K. Shipman, Kathleen Wallace, Catherine Whitney, Laura Lancaster, Kaiyuh Cornberg, Trilby Cannon, Emma Thomas, and Jim Durkee. For more information, contact Jill Shipman at or (907) 456-6485, ext. 222.

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