Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

It’s your last chance to register for Revision Intensive, a six-hour course beginning tomorrow, Oct. 23
Today, Friday October 22 from 4:30pm-6:00pm there will be a discussion at the UAA Bookstore titled The Genre of Romance: Is Romance Changing? Cheryl Lovegreen, Kianna Alexander, Marcy Gentemann, Jackie Ivie and others discuss the nature of Romance books and what is now being published.
Also today, Fri, Oct 22, 6:00pm, Heather Lende, Author, Columnist, Commentator, will speak at the University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Hall (Juneau).
On Sat, Oct 23, 8:00am, there will be a Writing workshop with Deborah Hopkinson, “Bringing history to life one story at a time.” Juneau and Alaska are rich in history and entertaining stories. Hopkinson will show us how to bring these stories to life in this writing workshop for adults and YAs. Register with Carol at 586-0434. Juneau Downtown Library, Juneau, AK
On Tuesday 26th October, from 5-7 pm, Kelsea Habecker, the author of the poetry collection Hollow Out and poet interviewed in Issue #1 of Cirque on pages 68-74will be giving a reading at the UAA Bookstore.
Also on Tue, Oct 26, at 6:00pm, join Anchor Park Reading Group for a discussion of this month’s selected book, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. Barnes and Noble, 200 East Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503.
On Wednesday October 27 from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Alaska Sci-Fi writer Tim Saunders unveils his new book Guardians of the Glacier. This is a fast paced, fun story for all ages.  “Miracles, magic, and mystery are yours in this adventure with unique beings, amazing technology, majestic geography, worlds within worlds, and sensible insights to life.”
The Society of Children’s Bookwriters and Illustrators meets Wednesday, October 27 at 7pm at Starbucks conference room on E. Dimond.  For more information, email debv@gci.net.
Do you live in Sitka or Juneau? Deb Vanasse of the 49 Alaska Writing Center is traveling to both communities to offer “Crash Course: Characters / The Reader-Writer Edition.” Look for her at Sitka’s Kettleson Memorial Library on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., and at the Juneau Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. – noon. There’s no charge for either course, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the City of Sitka/Kettleson Memorial Library and the Juneau Public Library. Seating is limited in both locations; see the Writing Instruction/Fall 2010 tab to register for a spot.
Congratulations to Debby Dahl Edwardson for being selected as having written one of the top 10 First Novels for Youth in the October 15th Booklist! (Blessing’s Bead)
After thirteen years of shepherding the Letters for Literature program, Barbara Brown is passing on the torch to Jessie Nixon. With a winner from West High School last year, here’s hoping that Alaska participation will continue to be vigorous.
Anne Fox Chandonnet was interviewed online about her book ‘Write Quick’ – click here to read the interview in full.

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