During Alaska Book Week, the Friends of the Homer Public Library is excited to be hosting a reading celebrating Rosemary McGuire’s new book, The Creatures At the Absolute Bottom of the Sea. Rich Chiappone and Eva Saulitis will also be reading from their books. The event is October 8, at the Homer Public Library, 6 pm.
Fireside books is hosting a number of authors throughout Alaska Book Week, including signings, panels, and dinners. Here is their schedule:
Saturday, Oct 3: Alaska's State Sport: Mushing
- Helen Hegener 1 pm
- Martin Buser 4pm; 6 pm author-dinner
Monday, October 5: Alaska History
- Laurel Bill, 11 am
- Katie Mangelsdorf, 2 pm
Tuesday, October 6: Alaska Cooks!
- Panel of Food Bloggers, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, October 7: Alaska's Kids!
- Tricia Brown/Nancy Gates, 11 AM
- Alice Hanscam, 1 pm
Thursday, October 8: Alaska's Nature Tales
- Bill Sherwonit, 1 pm
Friday, October 9 : Alaska in Fiction
- Eowyn Ivey, 12 pm
- Rosemary McGuire, 3:30 pm
Saturday, October 10: Colony Kids, Alaska Spirit
- Heather Lehe, 10:30 am
- Jess Lederman (Onesimus), 3 pm
On October 3, in celebration of Alaska Book Week, the Fairbanks Arts Association will host a Literary Reading & Concert with poet Jeremy Pataky and cellist Molly McDermott at 7pm in the Bear Gallery in the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts at Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. This event is free and open to the public.
Skagway is doing 15% off titles by Alaskan authors during Alaska Book Week at Skaguay News Depot & Books.
13 Ways of Looking: Writing Deeply In Place with Christine Byl -
Cosponsored by 49 Writers and Kachemak Bay Campus
October 9 from 1-4pm (3 hours)
Location: Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer
Price: Free for 49 Writers members/ $55 non-members (membership and registration at .
Wallace Stevens' famous "Blackbird" poem uses fragment, perspective, repetition and clean, spare language to great effect. These qualities are equally relevant when writing about place. In a 3 hour class, we will dig deeply into the idea that knowing a place requires looking from many angles. Humor, haiku and history will all make appearances as we read and write together.
OTHER AUTHOR EVENTS
Helen Hegener: Here is a blurb from Helen Hegener's website. For more information, please visit http://northernlightmedia.wordpress.com.
"Northern Light Media will be participating inAlaska Book Week again this year, with a book-signing at our favorite bookstore, Fireside Booksin Palmer, on Saturday, October 3, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm! We’ll be focusing on our mushing books, including Along Alaskan Trails, The First Iditarod, The All Alaska Sweepstakes, The Yukon Quest Trail and others, but we will also have our Matanuska series available, including The Beautiful Matanuska Valley, The 1935 Matanuska Colony Project and the companion book of photos, and The Matanuska Colony Barns. Come visit us, and be sure to check out some of the other wonderful events happening during the 2015 Alaska Book Week!"
Bill Howell: Bill Howell will be doing a reading/signing on October 3vat the Soldotna Public Library and a presentation for the KPC Showcase at Kenai a Peninsula College on October 8.