Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

We still have a few slots open for our 49 Writers Benefit Book and Tea Talk this Sunday, Oct. 17, from 2 – 4 p.m. Join us as we learn about tea and sample new blends as we hear about some of Alaska’s great books. There’s no charge, but donations are welcome. Email 49writers@gmail.com to reserve your place.

Today’s the last day to sign up for Sandy Kleven’s Working the Edge: A Guide to Creative Risk-taking, to be held Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 415 L St. Check the website for details and registration links for all our upcoming events and classes.

Debby Dahl Edwardson is reading TODAY, Friday, October 15, 3:00pm
at Barnes & Noble, 200 East Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503,
907-279-7323. She will be reading from her new young readers’ book entitled Blessing’s Bead

Also TONIGHT, Fri October 15th, at 5pm – and every third Friday of the month – at The Canvas, Juneau, there will be a Poetry Slam and Open Mic. E-mail NaaHaan or Christy for more information.

Also TONIGHT, Friday, October 15th, at 6pm, Jackie Ivie will be signing her new historical romance, A Knight and White Satin, at Barnes & Noble, 200 East Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503,

Anne Coray and Steve Kahn will be giving readings and book signings in two locations on Saturday October 16: a book-signing 1pm- 3pm at Pandemonium Booksellers & Café, 1325 East Palmer-Wasilla Hwy Suite 101 Wasilla, AK 99654; and a reading, signing and discussion 7:30PM- 9:30pm at Fireside Books 720 S. Alaska Street, Palmer, AK 99645. Anne will be reading from her new book of poems, Violet Transparent, and Steve Kahn will be reading from The Hard Way Home: Alaska Stories of Adventure, Friendship and the Hunt.

On Monday, October 18th, at 6pm in Fairbanks (location tbd), The Alaska Classics Lecure Series presents outgoing Writer Laureate Nancy Lord: “Alaska in Writing: Where We’ve Been, Where We Might Be Going, and
Further Reflections on the Literary Voices That Tell Us Who We Are.”

On Tuesday, October 19, 6:00pm, David Stevenson PhD, Director of UAA’s Creative Writing and Literary Arts program, presents “Overnight Sensations and You Can’t Hurry Love.” In this case, the love of writing and literature!
Barnes & Noble, 200 East Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK

Students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to enter Letters About Literature 2011, a national writing contest sponsored by Alaska Center for the Book and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target Stores. The contest deadline is December 10, 2010. To enter, students must write a letter to an author – living or dead – explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves.
Each letter must be accompanied by an official entry coupon or copy of one. Entry coupons will be available at your local, participating library or online at the Alaska Center for the Book website. Guidelines, teaching supplements, and full information about the prizes at stake are also available for teachers, parents, or librarians at the site.

Ice Floe, New Selected is now available from UA Press. Alaskan contributors are legion – be sure to check it out. They are also accepting submissions for the next editions. New volumes will be forthcoming in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Poets and translators from Alaska, Northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Northern Russia are encouraged to submit new, original work. Any language, style, or subject matter is welcome. Please submit no more than five poems. Simultaneous submissions will be considered, as will previously published work if accompanied by appropriate permissions. If possible, provide English translations when appropriate and a brief paragraph of biographic information. Electronic submissions (either in the body of an email message or as an attached MSWord file) are preferred and may be sent to icefloe@uaa.alaska.edu. Alternatively, submissions may be mailed to:
Ice Floe
c/o University of Alaska Press
PO Box 756240
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6240 Submission deadline for 2011: December 1st 2010

Check out Publishers Weekly’s new platform for self-published authors to market their books – thanks to Sara Juday for sharing the link!
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