49 Writers, Inc. is pleased to present acclaimed novelist Louise Erdrich in Anchorage on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium for a free public reading and a private reception with 49 Writers members and supporters.

The free public reading is scheduled for UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in lieu of the private reception initially planned for the same time at 49th State Brewing Company. A private ticketed reception will still be held for 49 Writers members and supporters, and will take place backstage at the Wendy Williamson from 5:00  – 6:30 PM. Tickets for the new reception can be purchased here. Tickets are $30/person for 49 Writers members, and non-members can purchase or renew membership for an additional $49. All tickets will be will-call at Wendy Williamson beginning at 5:00 PM the day of the event. UAA Campus Bookstore will be on site with books for sale.

Louise Erdrich grew up in North Dakota and is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. She is German, French, and Anishinaabe. Her first book, Love Medicine, received the National Book Critics Circle Award, as did her latest novel, LaRose. Her book The Round House, a crime novel about a boy who tries to protect his mother, a victim of sexual violence on an Ojibwe reservation, won the National Book Award. She wrote about the German side of her family in The Master Butcher’s Singing Club. Louise has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, received many other honors including the Library of Congress Award, and she owns a small independent bookstore, Birchbark Books, in Minneapolis. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters.

Erdrich’s appearance in Anchorage comes in advance of the 8th Annual 49 Writers Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, led this year by Erdrich.

Erdrich will also offer a free public reading in Homer on Thursday, September 7th at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kachemak Bay Campus.

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