Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Thank you to everyone
who took the time to meet with me in Juneau this week, especially the 17
writers who attended the gathering organized by Juneau member Joan Pardes and
hosted by Joannie at Northern Oasis Wellness Spa. It was a pleasure to meet
everyone in person, and to learn more about the interests and needs of Juneau’s
writers—not to mention finding out all the cool things that are happening in
this vibrant community. We look forward to engaging with members and partners
there on future projects.
Registration is still
open for some of our fall classes in Anchorage: click here for
more information.
Upcoming 49 Writers
events in October include a reading by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard
Dauenhauer on Friday, Oct.
18, 7pm
, at UAA/APU
Consortium Library (LIB 307). Thanks to the UAA Department of Creative Writing
and Literary Arts for partnering with us on this event. Then on Thursday, Oct. 24, 7pm, Tom Kizzia will
give a Reading & Craft Talk at Great Harvest Bread Company about Pilgrim’s Wilderness, entitled “Little
Did I Know…”

Alaska Book Week is here!
Governor Sean Parnell has officially proclaimed October 5-12, 2013 Alaska Book Week—read the proclamation here.

There are numerous celebrations
planned around the state—too many to list here. For the latest information,
check the Alaska Book Week website at
For events around the state, click
For goings-on in Anchorage, click

For ABW in Fairbanks, click here.

Don’t forget to participate in our daily book giveaways! It’s easy to enter, so be sure to check the Alaska Book Week website daily or sign up to have posts deliver to your inbox.
If you
mention Alaska Book Week or 49 Writers at the register when you purchase a book
at the Anchorage Barnes & Noble store during Alaska Book Week, a percentage
of your entire sale will go back to 49 Writers to support the annual planning
and coordination of this celebration of Alaska’s authors and their books. Thank
you to Barnes & Noble for their support of this important event on the
Alaska literary calendar!
Here is a selection of events
taking place over the next few days.
Today, Friday, Oct. 4, 3pm: Christine
Byl will give a craft Talk, UAF Campus, Groening 405, Fairbanks.
Tonight, Friday, Oct. 4, 7pm: Christine
Byl and Carolyn Kremers will give a r
eading in the Midnight Sun
Visiting Author Series, UAF Woods Center, Fairbanks.
Tonight, Friday, Oct. 4, 7pm, Tap
Root, Anchorage: Alaska Quarterly Review will kick off Alaska Book
Week with “IPSEITY—Revelations in Words and Pictures,” featuring
the world premieres of the print publication and short film of Elizabeth
Bradfield’s transcendent “Deliquescence: A Meditation in Seven
Parts;” Gary Holthaus’ “How We Give Ourselves;” Mary Kudenov’s “A Man of
Fashion;”and the exclusive publication of internationally acclaimed
photojournalist Andrea Bruce’s “Afghan Americans.” Signature AQR cocktails –the
“Literary Tonic” and the “Literary Gimlet” –will be
served, $7 cover at the door.
Saturday, Oct. 5, Gulliver’s Books, Fairbanks (check with bookstore for
time). Meet Erin Mckittrick, author of A Long Trek Home and Small
Feet, Big Land
, is co-founder and Director of Ground Truth Trekking, a
nonprofit organization devoted to educating and engaging the public on Alaska’s
natural resource issues through a combination of wilderness adventure,
scientific analysis, and the creation of web resources.
Oct. 5, 3pm, 
Mountain View Community Library: Meet author of paranormal
and historical romances, Jackie Ivie. She will speak about being a romance
writer and give away FREE copies of her newest book, A Knight Well

Saturday, Oct. 5, 4pm, Talkeetna
Public Library: Adult Battle of the Books. The Friends of Talkeetna
Library group are incorporating Alaska Book Week with their Banned Book
celebrations, and including Alaska Books in an adult Battle of the Books. Open
to public. If you’d like to join a team, please call the Talkeetna Public
Library at 907-733-2359.
Oct. 7, 7pm: 
Writing workshop with Christine Byl,
Tri-Valley Community Library in Healy.
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10am: Tune into Alaska Public Media’s Talk of Alaska, when
Marybeth Holleman will be talking with Steve Heimel about her newly published
book, Among Wolves. Marybeth also
invites you to her book launch on Sunday,
Oct. 20, 3:30-5:30pm
, at the Loussac Library’s Wilda Marston Theatre.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 6-9pm, Carr-Gottstein Hall, APU: Ali McCart of Indigo
Editing & Publications presents a workshop, “The New World of
Publishing,” as a lead-up to the Great Alaska Book Fair. Click
 for more details and to register. Registration is $35 for members
of Alaska Writers Guild and 49 Writers, and $50 for non-members. 
Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30pm,
Alaska Pacific University, Grant Hall Theatre: Don Rearden, author of The Raven’s Gift, kicks off the Great
Alaska Book Fair with a special presentation sponsored by the Alaska Writers Guild
and Alaska Pacific University. Free and open to public.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 10am-5pm at
APU, an extravaganza being organized by The Alaska Writers Guild and Alaska
Pacific University, with support from The Alaska Dispatch. Meet the authors, buy their books, enjoy their

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