On July 23 at 7 pm, we’ll be hosting a special Crosscurrents event at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson to celebrate the launch of the Anchorage Remembers anthology, featuring forty authors. This project was made possible by a Community
Centennial Grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum, Rasmuson Foundation, and
Anchorage Centennial Celebration.
Last but not least, we’re looking for authors to get involved with Alaska Book Week Oct. 3 -11. Visit www.alaskabookweek.com and click the 2015 logo to participate. This year, you can also get involved with a video interview.
EVENTS IN ANCHORAGE
On July 23 at 7 pm, 49 Writers hosts a special Crosscurrents event at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson to celebrate the launch of the Anchorage Remembers anthology, featuring by forty authors. This project was made possible by a Community Centennial Grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum, Rasmuson Foundation, and Anchorage Centennial Celebration.
EVENTS AROUND ALASKA
SOUTHCENTRAL, MAT-SU, KENAI PENINSULA
be here with his book of Alaskan poems, written in the tradition of Robert
Service. It’s called Northern Verses:
Poems of Alaska and the Yukon. On Saturday, June 20 at 10 AM, Cil Gregoire will be here to sign copies of her
popular Fantasy series. Bill Richardson will be here June 26 at 1:00 PM, with
his Corky series. And keep your eyes and ears open for our July
events, such as the July 14 dinner
with Sherri Simpson and Frank Soos, featuring music by Tom Begich. Robin
McLean will be in July as well. The former Alaskan has been getting
lots of critical acclaim for her collection of short stories, Reptile House.
Woosh Kinaadeiyí Open Mic Poetry Slam, June 19, 6:30 p.m. On the third Friday of every month, join local poets and performers of all ages and abilities in Juneau. This Friday’s theme will be “All the World’s a Poem.” Arrive at 6:00 p.m. to sign up. Stay to get slammed, with poetic politeness, of course!
OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS
Last Frontier Theatre Conference, June 14-20, in Valdez, features new work by playwrights from around the country. There are evening performances, 10-minute play slams, even a fringe festival. The deadline is past for play submissions, but they may still need actors.
Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop presents RiverSong with Frank Soos, Michelle McAfee, Robin Child, and Nancy Cook, July 22-27, McCarthy to Chitina. The Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop is pleased to partner with McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters to host a six-day, five-night adventure in the fabulous Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This year’s workshop will feature poet and essayist, Frank Soos, who is currently serving as Alaska’s Writer Laureate, joined by accomplished singer-songwriter Michelle McAfee, backcountry banjo-diva Robin Child, and workshop director Nancy Cook. Together they will explore the ways wilderness can help inspire songs, stories, poems, and essays. Activities include an opening reading/performance and craft sessions in the comfort of the Wrangell Mountains Center’s facility in McCarthy, followed by three nights and four days of creative inquiry along the Kennicott, Nizina, Chitina, and Copper Rivers. Space is limited to eight student writers/ songwriters.
Alaska Writers Guild & SCBWI Annual Writer’s Conference, September 19-20, Anchorage. Early registration starts May 2015. www.AlaskaWritersGuild.com
Alaska Women Speak is looking for a responsible maven fluent with InDesign (CS6) layout and website savvy to join the all-volunteer crew as Layout Editor. Here’s your chance to create for a 23rd year in the running, statewide, quarterly publication! This is not a site-specific volunteer opportunity, but sound Internet connection is required. Occasional Skype sessions apply. If interested, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at email@example.com
13 Chairs Literary Journal, a new literary journal publishing short stories and poetry from new and emerging authors, seeks submissions and volunteers. They are currently composing their flagship issue, straight out of JBER, AK. To learn more, and to submit, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit 13chairs.com.
be accepting applications from Alaska artists and writers interested in a
fully-funded two-month residency in the Lower 48. The eligibility requirements have changed—Alaska-based
artists who have not received a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award are
now also eligible to apply. A free information session detailing the program,
eligibility requirements, and application process will be held June 26, at 6
p.m. in the Anchorage Museum’s Reynolds Classroom. Potential applicants
are invited to attend in-person or by teleconference. More information can be
found at rasmuson.org. If you have questions about the
program, contact Jayson Smart at email@example.com or call 907-297-2882.
The Poems in Place steering committee recently selected four winning entries from poems written by Alaskans.
Leslie Leyland Field’s poem, “Tideline” and Fred Stager’s poem, “The Compass Rose,” will be placed in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park in Kodiak. Aleria Jensen’s poem, “A Soldier’s Station,” and Justine Pechuzal’s poem, “Pilgrims,” will be installed at Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward. Local creative writing workshops will accompany sign dedications to be held in Kodiak and Seward this fall. For dates and details please stay tuned: http://www.alaskacenterforthebook.org/