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February 2022

Reading and Conversation Series: Seth Kantner

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: SETH KANTNER Thursday, February 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Bio: Seth Kantner was born and raised in northern Alaska and has worked as a trapper, wilderness guide, wildlife photographer, gardening teacher, and adjunct professor. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Orion, and Smithsonian. Kantner is the author of the award-winning novel Ordinary Wolves, memoir Shopping for Porcupine, and a collection of essays Swallowed by the Great Land: And…

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March 2022

Reading and Conversation Series: Joan Nockels Wilson

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: JOAN NOCKELS WILSON Thursday, March 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Writer’s Block Bookstore 3956 Spenard Rd Anchorage, AK 99517 And Zoom Bio: Joan Nockels Wilson is a writer and a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska. Joan has served the State of Alaska in both a civil and criminal capacity for more than half of her 25 year legal career. As a criminal prosecutor, she achieved the longest sentence for animal…

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Juneau Big Read

March 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

JUNEAU BIG READ Saturday, March 26, 2022 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Auditorium, Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) Building 395 Whittier Street, Juneau, Alaska AN AMERICAN SUNRISE: SOUTHEAST ALASKA WRITERS CELEBRATE U.S. POET LAUREATE JOY HARJO Join prominent Juneau writers to reflect on the work of indigenous writer, musician, and current U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, and pay tribute to her influence on their own writing lives. Harjo’s memoir, An American Sunrise – her eighth collection of poems— has been selected…

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April 2022

Crosscurrents: Tom Kizzia and Seth Kantner

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CROSSCURRENTS EVENT: TOM KIZZIA AND SETH KANTNER Moderated by Don Rearden Saturday April 2, 2022 7 PM-8:30 PM The Nave, 3502 Spenard Road Anchorage, Alaska Virtual option information coming soon. Haunted by Alaska: Join us for a Crosscurrents conversation with Tom Kizzia and Seth Kantner, two of Alaska's most well-known and beloved authors, about how the state's fast-changing histories, ecosystems, communities, and cultures have shaped their writing and their lives. Or, as Seth and Tom would argue, how books, beer,…

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Reading and Conversation Series: Vivian Faith Prescott

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: VIVIAN FAITH PRESCOTT Thursday, April 21 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Zoom Only Event Bio: Vivian Faith Prescott is a 5th generation Alaskan born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska. She lives in Wrangell, Alaska at her family's fish camp. Vivian is married with four children and many grandchildren. She is of Sámi and Suomalainen, and Irish descent (among others). Her children are Raven of the T’akdeintaan clan/Snail House. She is adopted into the T'akdeintaan clan.…

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May 2022

Reading and Conversation Series: Mia Heavener

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: MIA HEAVENER Thursday, May 19 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Writer’s Block Bookstore 3956 Spenard Rd Anchorage, AK 99517 And Zoom Bio: Mia Heavener writes in the morning, plays civil engineer during the day, and commercial fishes in the summer—all so her cat can live a rich and comfortable life. She is of Norwegian and Yup’ik heritage and believes that everyone should have a good whiff of the tundra at least once in their life.…

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