Summary (details below or to come)
Feb. 24, 2017 ANCHORAGE: Mary Odden reads “March”, launching the latest Alaska Quarterly Review
Jan. 26+27, 2017 ANCHORAGE: Gary H. Holthaus: A Retrospective Celebration, Poetry and Prose 1976-2016
Oct. 13, 2016 DOUGLAS: Post-show chat with playwright Allison Gregory (with Perseverance Theatre)
Oct. 7, 2016 JUNEAU: Open writers meetup in Sarah Isto’s home
Sept. 28, 2016 ANCHORAGE: Sprinkle Flowers on Your Plate | Kitty Morse lecture (with Alaska Botanical Garden)
Sept. 25, 2016 ANCHORAGE: Novel Ways to Get Noticed | Members-only salon with visiting authors (ANC)
Feb 24, 2017 | Alaska Quarterly Review presents “March” by Mary Odden, longtime Alaska resident and winner of a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award, with a short preview of her forthcoming book, Mostly Water: Rural and North at 7 pm at the Great Harvest Bread Company, 570 E Benson Blvd. How do we in live in the natural world with human culpability? Mary Odden’s powerful essays are an unflinching embrace of the strength, resilience, and the fragility of life in which we are but witnesses to our own music, our loves, everything we think we own. This event is co-sponsored by 49 Writers and the Alaska Humanities Forum.
Post-show Chat with Playwright Allison Gregory
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:30-9:30 PM
Join Alaskan playwright Allison Gregory for a post-show chat after the pay-as-you-can preview of her play Not Medea at Perseverance Theatre, a story about a tired mother who escapes to the theatre, manipulates the night’s performance, and reveals the secret of her past.
Location: Perseverance Theatre, 914 3rd St., Douglas, Alaska 99824
Sprinkle Flowers on Your Plate | Kitty Morse lecture
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30-8 pm
Lecture | Includes tasting and optional book signing
The Alaska Botanical Garden and 49 Writers bring you an amazing lecture on edible flowers. “Sprinkle flowers on Your Plate” features Kitty Morse, author of 11 cookbooks, including her latest, Edible Flowers: A Kitchen Companion with Recipes (Chefspress.com 2015). In this newly revised and expanded edition, acclaimed memoirist and cookbook author Kitty Morse divulges secrets about cooking with edible flowers and how to easily and beautifully incorporate them into your dishes. With more than three dozen recipes that are as pleasing to the palate as they are pretty on the plate, Edible Flowers is a delightful book featuring delicious and imaginative dishes that elevate edible flowers from garnish to center stage.” During her presentation, Kitty will share her knowledge of growing, gathering and cooking with these delectable edibles. A sampling of flowers and treats containing them, recipe handouts, and a signing of Kitty’s latest book, Edible Flowers: A Kitchen Companion with Recipes, round out the presentation.
Casablanca-born Kitty Morse’s career as a food writer, cooking teacher, and speaker spans close to 30 years. She has authored eleven cookbooks, five on Moroccan cuisine. Kitty has hosted her own television series, and has appeared on the Food Network, CNN, the Discovery Channel, as well as on Moroccan television. From 1983 to 2007, she organized and led an annual gastronomic tour to Morocco that included cooking demonstrations at Dar Zitoun, her family home south of Casablanca, and the subject of her memoir with recipes Mint Tea and Minarets: A Banquet of Moroccan Memories (La Caravane Publishing, 2013.) The book was selected as Best Book Arab Cuisine by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Kitty resides in Vista, CA, an agricultural wonderland reputed to have the best climate in the US. www.kittymorse.com.
Space is limited and reservations are required.
A $10 cancellation fee applies to cancellations within five business days of the event. Cancellations the day of the event will not be refunded. If you would like to pay by check please visit the garden and pay in person during shop hours as posted on our website.
Novel Ways to Get Noticed
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 5-7 pm
Salon Meet and Greet | Includes informal panel (20 – 30 minutes) of visiting authors
This informal meet-and-greet 49 Writers potluck event (BYOB) is open by invitation only to all members of 49 Writers, Alaska Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Alaska Writers Guild. Visiting authors Susan McBeth, Kathi Diamant, Marivi Soliven, Kitty Morse will speak as an informal panel on their success with novel ways of connecting readers with their books. Members are welcome to bring one guest.
Location: Anchorage, AK at the home of 49 Writers member Martha Amore, address forthcoming upon RSVP
Estimated attendance: 25 – 35
Book sales: Informal, by authors