Thursday, October 2, 2014

Countdown to Alaska Book Week!

Alaska Book Week officially kicks off this Saturday! Please consider this website your one-stop center for all events throughout the state. Events will be re-listed throughout the week so that you have an idea of what's going on each day. For your convenience, we have listed the Saturday (October 4) and Sunday (October 5) events. As you can see, there are a number of book signings, in-store events at Barnes and Noble, and the famous Readers on the Run event in Ester happening this weekend, so please check them out!

We also encourage you to share your event experiences on our Facebook page (click the Like us on Facebook! tab above); feel free to share your impressions and photos as you attend events throughout the week. As always, if you have any questions about Alaska Book Week, please contact the coordinator at Best of luck to all of our authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and educators this coming week!



Daniel Griffin, Oct. 4, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
30 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 
Village of the Full Moon Curse   
Sky Streak of Terror 

Bill Quirk, Oct. 4, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Fred Meyer
43843 Sterling Highway, Soldotna, AK 
Bush Pilot Way 


Saturday, October 4, 2:00-4:00 pm, Barnes & Noble, Fairbanks. Author Kris Farmen will be signing his books, including his latest novella in the collection Weathered Edge. Kris Farmen is a surfer, writer, and historian. He was born in Alaska and grew up both in a house in Anchorage and in various wall tents and plywood shacks in the bush. He has lived most of his life in Alaska, except for a two year residence in Adelaide, South Australia. His previous novels are The Devil's Share and Turnagain.

Saturday, October 4, 3:00-5:00 pm, Fireside Books, Palmer
Seth Kantner, Beth Hill, and Deb Vanasse book signing.

Saturday, October 4, 6:00 pm, Turkey Red, Palmer
Dinner with Alaska Authors Seth Kantner, Beth Hill, and Deb Vanasse. Ticketed event, $20 (includes dinner), hosted by Fireside Books.


Saturday, October 4, 4-7pm, Barnes & Noble, Anchorage: Dave Acheson Author Signing. Alaskan author Dave Atcheson introduces his new book Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas. His other titles include Hidden Alaska.



Bill Quirk, Oct. 5, 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Carrs/Safeway--Kenai, AK
Bush Pilot Way   


SundayOctober 5, 1-3pm, Barnes & Noble, AnchorageDeb Vanasse and Seth Kantner Author Signing. Alaskan authors Deb Vanasse and Seth Kantner introduce their newest titles Cold Spell and Pup and Pokey. Their other titles include Under Alaska's Midnight Sun, Ordinary Wolves, and many others.


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."

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Tuesday, October 7, 7pm, Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library
Meet journalist Andy Hall as he shares slides and recounts the 1967 Wilcox Expedition, one of the greatest climbing accidents ever to occur on the highest peak of North America.  Twelve climbers attempted the ascent--only five survived to return home.

Wednesday, October 8, 7pm, Wilda Marston Theatre, Loussac Library
Join author Dave Costello as he shares slides and chronicles two Nepalese Sherpa in an incredible, challenging expedition to climb Mt. Everest, paraglide from its peak and kayak nearly 400 miles to the Indian Ocean.

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00-7:00 pm, Hearthside Books in Juneau
Book Signing & Presentation: A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska
Monday, October 6, Haines Borough Public Library, 7:00 pm
The Haines Borough Public Library is hosting a local authors roundtable on Monday, October 6, at 7:00 pm. Joining us is Heather Lende, Bob Adkins, Judy Hall Jacobson, Kathleen Menke, and over Jabber, Daniel Henry and Mark Zeiger who will discuss writing in Alaska!

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