Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Great Alaska Book Fair Update and Library Events!

Great Alaska Book Fair

We are excited to announce a tentative list of participants for the Great Alaska Book Fair! This event will cap off Alaska Book Week on Saturday, October 11 this year. A special thanks to Brooke Hartman and her colleagues at Alaska Writer's Guild for coordinating this event! For more information about the Book Fair, please check out http://www.alaskawritersguild.com/event-1725512. The tentative list of participants is as follows:

Mary Durham, Steven Levi, Tam Linsey, Donna Mack, Michael Reidell, Becky Saleeby, Shirley Schneider, Julie Stafford, Alana Terry, Patricia Watts, Tetiana Brooks, Pam Flowers, Andy Howell, Bill Howell, David Jensen, Glen Klinkhart, Jim Lanier, Basil Sands, S.E. Thomas, Warren Troy, Ron Walden.

Cordova Public Library

All week the Cordova Public Library will have a display of books by Alaskan authors.

On Tuesday Oct. 7 Alaskan author Seth Kantner will visit Cordova.  He will have a book signing at Orca Book Store in the afternoon, a potluck with the Cordova Book Club, and a reading at the Cordova Public Library at 8 pm.

On Wednesday Oct. 8 Story Time for Little Ones will feature books by Alaskan author Debbie S. Miller, including her newest book, A King Salmon Journey.

Loussac Library
Join Alaska Quarterly Review and the Alaska Center for the Book in sharing “The Power of Creativity to Transform a Life” on Thursday, October 9, 7 p.m. at the Wilda Marston Theatre at the Loussac Library.

This launch of the new issue of the AQR magazine features a premiere dramatic reading of “How I Became a Poet”, a story in the new edition by Steven Schurtzman about a young girl whose encounter with a visiting poet in elementary school changes both of their lives. 

Following the dramatic reading by talented Anchorage actor Sarah Bethany Baird, Ron Spatz, editor of AQR, will moderate a panel discussion with Dr. Thad Woodard, Anchorage pediatrician and host of KSKA's "Line One Your Health Connection," Carol Sturgulewski, local writer and editor, Susan Dererra, a high school English teacher, and Joan Kane, an award-winning poet, an author of "Hyperboreal".

For more information about authors participating in Alaska Book Week, please check out the Author Participation tab. You can also see author selfies and images of their books on our Facebook page (click the Like us on Facebook! tab above). If you have trouble accessing any of the links listed in our spaces, please let us know.

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