Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

In comings and goings this week, we thank James McLain for his great posts on screenwriting as our featured author for June, and we welcome poet Susanna Mishler as our featured author for July.  We also welcome our lovely and oh-so-helpful summer intern, Kayla Beth Moore, all the way from Tennessee.  And then there’s travel writer Jenna Schnuer, bringing scads of enthusiasm, energy, and generosity all the way from New Jersey to train up a local corps of young travel writers in our first Raven Words Young Writers Workshop at the new Teen Underground at the Loussac Library beginning July 18
If you haven’t yet registered for Screenwriters Roundtable with the equally enthusiastic, energetic and generous Dave Hunsaker, we still have a few slots open.  It’s a great chance to talk shop with one of the most active and accomplished screenwriters in the state.  And did we mention he’s donating all the proceeds back to 49 Writers?  Join us Monday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Out North, 3800 DeBarr Rd.  Registration is required; $29 for members, $35 for non-members.
You’ll find a few 49 Writers regulars signing books tomorrow, July 9, at the Midsummer Garden and Arts Fair in Palmer. Board President Don Rearden, Director Deb Vanasse, and member Kris Farmen will be part of the fun. Thanks to Fireside Books for organizing this opportunity for local writers.
If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 19, and join us at the UAA/MFA faculty readings in Anchorage at 8 p.m. in UAA Fine Arts 150.  We’d love to pack the room with 49 Writers friends, fans, volunteers and members to enjoy readings by longtime 49 Writers supporters Sherry Simpson and Rich Chiappone and to share the limelight with us as we receive the “Contributions to Literacy Award” from the Alaska Center for the Book.
Today, Friday July 8th at 3pm, the UAA Campus Bookstore presents a conversation with poet Linda McCarriston.
Linda McCarriston is full professor in the Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UAA. She is known for being an outspoken poet and the author of three works of poetry: “Talking Soft Dutch,” “Eva
Mary” and “Little River.” Everyone is invited to attend this special event where reflections on life, poetry, words and politics will be examined. Everyone is welcome to attend. More information: contact Rachel Epstein at 907 786 4782.
On Saturday, July 9 at 1pm, the Pulpwood Queens present a storytime at Barnes and Noble, 200 E. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage.
On Sunday, July 10 at 8pm, the Summer 2011 Northern Renaissance Arts and Sciences Reading Series, presented by the UAA MFA program and the College of Arts and Sciences will open with the Keynote speaker, Richard Rodriguez. UAA Fine Arts Building, Room 150, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage.
On Monday, July 11 at 8pm, the UAA Summer Reading Series continues with Judith Barrington, Ed Allen and Anne Caston. UAA Fine Arts Building, Room 150.
On Tuesday, July 12 at 8pm, the UAA Summer Reading Series continues with Jo-Ann Mapson, Ernestine Hayes and Derick Burleson. UAA Fine Arts Building, Room 150.
On Wednesday, July 13 at 8pm, the UAA Summer Reading Series presents the Graduating MFA Student Reading. UAA Fine Arts Building, Room 150.
On Thursday, July 14 at 6pm, lifelong Alaskan Jonathan Faulkner will be signing copies of his first novel, The Ghost of Fannie Guthry-Baehm, set in the Van Gilder Hotel in Seward, at Barnes and Noble, 200 E. Northern Lights, Anchorage.
Also on Thursday, July 14, at 8pm, the UAA Summer Reading Series continues with Nancy Lord, Valerie Miner and Zack Rogow.
Congratulations to Anchorage Artist Jean wn Bundy, who writes the monthly Art Column for the Senior Voice magazine and is likely to be featured on the new KSKA radio blog also.
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