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March 2022

Juneau Big Read

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

Join Juneau poets and writers to reflect on the work of indigenous 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.

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April 2022

Crosscurrents: Tom Kizzia and Seth Kantner

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

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 NOTE: Registration for this event is currently full. Doors open at 6:30 PM and any unclaimed seats will be released at 7:00 PM. 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…

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Winter Words

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

CELEBRATE SPRING With “ WINTER WORDS”! The 3rd Annual Fundraiser for 49 Writers Featuring Special Guest TOM KIZZIA Sunday, April 3, 2022 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM At the Home of Barbara Hood & Dirk Sisson, Anchorage Join fellow writers for an afternoon of literature and camaraderie, Alaskan style, in support of 49 Writers! Acclaimed author Tom Kizzia will read from his collection of works and share his perspectives on the writing life in an event that’s not to be missed.…

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Crosscurrents Fairbanks: Brian Castner and Chris Miles

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CROSSCURRENTS FAIRBANKS: BRIAN CASTNER Moderated by Chris Miles Thursday April 14, 2022 7 PM-8:30 PM Centennial Center Exhibit Hall, Pioneer Park Fairbanks, Alaska Register for the event HERE. Mark your calendars and join us for a Crosscurrents conversation with Brian Castner and Chris Miles. Brian Castner is a nonfiction writer, former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer, and veteran of the Iraq War. His most recent book is Stampede, a new history of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. He is also the bestselling…

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Crosscurrents Anchorage: Brian Castner and Matt Komatsu

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CROSSCURRENTS ANCHORAGE: BRIAN CASTNER Moderated by Matt Komatsu Saturday April 16, 2022 7 PM-8:30 PM The Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street Anchorage, Alaska Mark your calendars and join us for a Crosscurrents conversation with Brian Castner and Matt Komatsu. Brian Castner is a nonfiction writer, former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer, and veteran of the Iraq War. His most recent book is Stampede, a new history of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. He is also the bestselling author of Disappointment River, All the Ways…

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Reading and Conversation Series: Vivian Faith Prescott

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

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: VIVIAN FAITH PRESCOTT Thursday, April 21 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 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

Inspiration Series: Emily Wall

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

49 Writers Inspiration Series: Emily Wall Tuesday, May 10 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Inspiration is a 49 Writers series in which Writer Laureate Heather Lende will interview some of Alaska’s premier writers about their work, process, and the writing life. Emily Wall is a Professor of English at the University of Alaska. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry and her poems have been published in journals across the US and Canada, most recently in Prairie Schooner…

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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 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. She has…

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Live from Storyknife

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE May 24 | 6 PM - 7 PM AKDT Via Zoom Gwen Florio is the author of the Lola Wicks crime series, called “gutsy” by the New York Times; as well as Silent Hearts (Atria), a standalone novel set in Afghanistan; and the Nora Best crime series (Severn House). The Truth of It All (Crooked Lane, 2021) launched a new series featuring public defender Julia Geary. Her debut novel, Montana, won a High Plains Book Award and the…

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June 2022

Live from Storyknife

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE June 24 | 6 PM – 7 PM AKDT Via Zoom Lily H. Tuzroyluke is an indigenous writer from Tikigaq, Klukwan, and Kincolith, British Columbia. Her debut novel Sivulliq: Ancestor will be released 1/10/2023, a fiction novel about an Inupiaq family surviving smallpox and Yankee commercial whaling in the 1890’s. She currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska. Sandra Beasley is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Made to Explode; as well as Don’t Kill the Birthday…

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July 2022

Live from Storyknife

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE July 19 | 6 PM – 7 PM AKDT Via Zoom Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. Jasmine An is from the Midwest. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Naming the No-Name Woman (Winner of the 2015 Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize) and Monkey Was Here (Porkbelly Press 2020), and her creative work can be found online in journals such as Poetry Northwest, Waxwing,…

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NEA Big Read: Poetry Workshop with Christy NaMee Eriksen

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Juneau Public Library and 49 Writers for our final NEA Big Read event this year: a free two-hour poetry workshop led by talented local writer and artist Christy NaMee Eriksen! Thursday, July 21st | 6-8PM Mendenhall Valley Library Juneau, AK Christy NaMee Eriksen is a multidisciplinary poet, teaching artist, and organizer living on Lingít Aaní, Juneau, Alaska. Described as a “tender powerhouse," NaMee blends personal narrative, poetry, and the politics of identity. She/her work has appeared in such…

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