Thursday, August 28, 2014

More Upcoming Events

Alaska Book Week is drawing nearer! First, we are delighted to announce that Babbling Book will be sponsoring Alaska Book Week this year; we would like to thank them for their generous donation. Be sure to check out their website, as well as those of our other sponsors.

We would also like to draw your attention to the Participating Authors tab in the top menu. Although we will be using our participation form and the Alaskan Writer's Directory to align our efforts this year, we have included participating authors' contact information. If you or someone in your community would like to host an event with one of these authors, please feel free to contact them and we will take care of the external advertising.

Here are a few upcoming events for Alaska Book Week. These events are also located in the State Events and Anchorage Events tabs.

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

"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:

Monday, October 6 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm at the UAA Campus Bookstore
AQR Showcase
A complete compilation of Alaska Quarterly Review  will  be displayed  for you to peruse and enjoy. From the first double issue published in 1982 to the current 62nd double issue in 2014.

Tuesday,, October 7 from 11:00am-12:30pm at the 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. 

Monday, October 13 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at the UAA Campus Bookstore
The Art of Writing and Publishing in Different Genres with Steve Levi, Deb Vanasse, and Martha Amore
Steve Levi (Walrus with a Gold Tooth, and Cowboys of the Sky), Martha Amore (Weathered In, “Geology”) and Deb Vanasse (Cold Spell and Lucy’s Dance) describe their multifaceted  books, writing styles and publishing today. 

Please keep checking back as we post more information about events, authors signings, and presentations for Alaska Book Week!

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