Weekly Roundup of Writing Opportunities for August 14

Writers is seeking two “blitz team” volunteers, one to hang fliers in
six Eagle River locations and one to hang fliers in five Spenard locations.
Fliers arrive by mail to be posted two to three weeks in advance of our
signature events. Willing to help? Email 49writers (at) gmail.com.

On Sunday, August 16, the 49 Writers Fall Class schedule for workshops being offered in Anchorage, Juneau, Haines, and online will be live on the 49 Writers webpage. Many interesting offerings behind the curtain, so check back on Sunday to register, as classes fill up and we’re on a first come/first served registration basis. 
Woosh Kinaadeiyí, a local nonprofit organization committed
to diversity, inclusive community, and empowering voice, will host a BBQ and a
poetry slam on Friday, August 21st
at Sandy Beach. The event will be held from 5:00-9:00pm. An open mic and poetry slam will commence at 6:30pm.
Participants can sign up to read at 6pm. Poets and performers of all ages and
abilities are welcome.  Attendees are encouraged to bring food to share.
The event is free and open to the public
Alaska Book Week will soon be upon us scheduled for Oct.
3 -11
. We would like to invite everyone to sign up by clicking the
participation form on the right side of the website at
www.alaskabookweek.com Once you submit your form, the
coordinator will be in contact with you soon. This year, we are making more of
an effort to create lists of Alaskan authors and possible venues so that we can
expand on our yearly celebration–and provide more representation for authors
and their wonderful books!
We would also
like to remind Alaska Book Week participants that we are incorporating a
YouTube campaign into our yearly celebration. 
For questions
or comments, please contact the Alaska Book Week coordinator at 
akbookweek@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
49 Writers Volunteer Seta
posted their 
Schedule of Programs for July and August. Visit www.anchoragemuseum.org/media for the full list of
events. Below are some of the highlights. To confirm details and dates, call
the Marketing and Public Relations Department at 
your book at the
National Federation of Press Women Annual Conference, September 10 – 12 at the Captain Cook Hotel
Anchorage. Alaska Professional Communicators will provide at no charge an
opportunity for authors to sign and sell their books. Attendees, conference
speakers, and APC members can sign up for a place at the authors’ tables on
both Fri., Sept. 11, 3:45 – 4:30 PM and Sat., Sept. 12, 4:00 – 4:30 PM. Contact
Lizzie Newell at lizzie-n@gci.net to let her know the name of your
book(s). We will provide attendees a list of participating authors and their
be on hiatus for July and August. Starting September 20th at
Hugi-Lewis Studio, Parley will kick off a new season with readings from 10
(plus) local poets. There will be no marquee poet. Send a note to 
poetryparley@gmail.com if you want to be
considered. We will hold a few slots for new readers.

at the UAA Bookstore
Library Events
Alaska Literary Awards
 were established in 2014 by the Alaska Arts and Culture
Foundation, through a generous gift from Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli, to
recognize and support writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction,
playwriting, screenwriting, and mixed genres.  Any Alaska writer over the
age of 18 who is not a full-time student is eligible to apply. Quality of the
work submitted is the primary consideration in determining who receives the
awards. A select number of $5,000 awards will be awarded this year. For more
information, and to apply, go to :
http://bit.ly/2015AKLitAwards. The deadline for entries is August 31st, 2015
at 9:59 AKDT
Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship
 awards recognize and support Alaska emerging artists of
exceptional talent. In the 2015 cycle, a select number of $2,500 fellowships
will be awarded to individual artists working in visual art, including film,
digital and media arts. For more information, and to apply, go to: 
http://bit.ly/2015BoocheverFellows. The deadline for entries
is August 31st, 2015 at 9:59 AKDT.
2016 Governor’s Awards
 ceremony will be held in Juneau on Thursday,
January 28th
. We will also continue the tradition of scheduling CHAMP Day
(Culture, Humanities, Arts & Museums Partners), a legislative fly-in day,
on Wednesday, January 27th. Please start brainstorming ideas
for nominees and consider submitting a nomination! The nomination process will
open in August. This year’s Arts categories will be: Margaret Nick
Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts & Languages, Business Leadership, Arts
Advocacy and Individual Artist. A list of previous awardees can be found
Statewide Arts and Culture Conference
 will take place in Anchorage, Thursday, April
28th through Saturday, April 30th
. We are in the process of
exploring compelling themes, topics and national speakers for the convening.
Like our last conference, we will be engaging Alaskan artists in the planning
and production of the event. Be on the lookout for the opportunity to apply to
be a conference Partner Artist, which will open in the fall. If you have any
ideas to share with us, please send them our way by emailing 
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)
 is conducting a
survey to inform its Live. Work. Play. Initiative, which seeks to make
Anchorage the number one city in America to live work and play by 2025. If you
live in Anchorage and care about the arts, please take a moment to add your
voice to this survey-it’s just two VERY short questions!
Out Loud
deadline for schools deadline is October 15, 2015
Click here to hear from the 2015 National Poetry Out Loud Champion
from Alaska, Maeva Ordaz. 
Writers Guild & SCBWI 
Annual Writer’s
 September 19-20, Anchorage. Early registration starts May 2015.
Alaska Women Speak is currently collecting writing for the
fall issue.  The theme is “Fireweed.”  All submissions due
August15th.  Please email
Chairs Literary Journal
, a new literary journal publishing short stories and poetry
from new and emerging authors, seeks submissions and volunteers. They are
currently composing their flagship issue, straight out of JBER, AK. To learn
more, and to submit, email info@13chairs.com or
visit 13chairs.com.
still have until August 15 to apply to the
 Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program, which is accepting
applications from Alaska artists and writers interested in a fully-funded
two-month residency in the Lower 48.
The eligibility requirements have changed—Alaska-based
artists who have not received a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award are
now also eligible to apply. Potential applicants are invited to attend
in-person or by teleconference. More information can be found

rasmuson.org. If you have questions about the program,
contact Jayson Smart at 
jsmart@rasmuson.org or call 907-297-2882
we all know, back-to-school time is getting close. This also means the issue of
author signing is raised at the schools.
Barnes & Noble has scheduled school book fairs and fundraising events and is
in demand for local children’s book author presenters. If you are interested in
participating in these events, please contact Renee
Millner, Community Business
Development Manager
at 907-279-7323 or email her
at crm2784@bn.com


University of Alaska Press announces the release of Connecting Alaskans: Telecommunications in Alaska from Telegraph to Broadband by Heather E. Hudson.The book will be available in September 2015. Cloth Price is $60.00. It is also available in ebook.

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