Weekly Roundup of Writing Opportunities for June 17

Tuesday, June 28th, at 7:00 pm, Mountain
View Library
The Anchorage
Public Library is thrilled to announce that New York Times bestselling literary
fiction author Sharyn McCrumb will hold an Author Talk during her first visit
to Alaska.
Up for
discussion will be McCrumb’s stunning Depression-era novel, Prayers the Devil Answers. It is a story
of courage and tragedy that weaves Appalachian folklore and history
For more
information, please visit www.anchoragelibrary.org events or call Stacia at
907-343-2909. Hope to see you there!
UAA Bookstore
Monday, June 20 from 12:00pm-1:30pm at
the UAA Campus Bookstore
presents Calendars and Time in the Eyes of
Science & History
Tovsen received a  BA Public Communications with a minor in Geology at UAA
and has done graduate work in environmental northern studies at UAF. 
Her  business ventures include owning of a map  store, 
working  in the travel industry, in education,   and as a tutor
with therapeutic essential oils. 
foundation in scientific inquiry enables her to explore Biblical research in
methodical and logical ways.  At this event on the summer solstice,
she  will explain different meanings of time, astrology/astronomy and
is free parking for this event in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West
Campus Central Lot, Sports Campus West Lot.
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
at the UAA Campus Bookstore

War in Remote Areas: The Falklands War as a Case Study with Major General
Kenneth L. Privratsky, USA (Retired)
the past two decades, the U.S. military has focused almost exclusively on
operations in the Middle East.  However, U.S. strategy specifies that
military services must be ready to operate in remote areas, aka expeditionary
warfare.  At this event, today’s U.S. military situation is compared
 to that of Britain’s in 1982 when, while concentrating exclusively on
NATO and the Warsaw Pact, it  found itself waging a war 8,000 miles away
with little wherewithal.  And the dramatic difference of deploying to and
operating in remote areas will be highlighted using a photo slideshow of the
Falklands War.

General Kenneth L. Privratsky, USA (Retired), served in the infantry in Vietnam
before becoming a logistics specialist.  He taught at West Point, was
a military fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University,
and commanded organizations supplying U.S. forces worldwide.  In
civilian life he was an executive in the ocean transportation industry. 
He has lectured on military subjects to both national and international
audiences and is the author of the recently published Logistics in the
Falklands War.  
Now retired, he lives in Anchorage.
is free parking for this event in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West
Campus Central Lot , Sports Campus West Lot.
Fairbanks Arts Association
is the host of the oldest Literary Reading in the State. Every
month, the public is treated to writers reading their own work and a community
meet-up where people can connect with other lovers of literature. Readings
are held on the day after First Friday, usually
the first Saturday
of the month at 7
. Most reading are held in the Bear Gallery in Pioneer Park, although
occasionally in the summer (June, July, and August) the weather is beautiful
reading are held outside to another spot in Pioneer Park.
6: Paul Greci
September: UAF
Faculty Reading
October: TBA
November: TBA
December: Rosemary
readings and literary events may be held, but the First Saturday Literary
Reading Series will always be at 7 pm the day after First Friday (Except
June 25, 2016 Woosh Kinaadeiyí Summer Showcase presents Christy NaMee Eriksen at the Rockwell. Doors open at 6:30.
Writers and Photographers for New Alaska Food Magazine
, a
new magazine focused on food culture and practices in Alaska, will hit the
newsstands in June. Currently they are getting ready to launch 
their website with lots of new content. They seek writers,
photographers, recipe writers, and local chefs (who want to be a resource to
pitches should fall (loosely) into the categories: eat, drink, and food for
thought. Web articles will be between 250-400 words and will pay about $50 per
piece and an additional $25 for an accompanying photograph. The rate is
somewhat negotiable for more experienced writers/photographers and for longer
seek original recipes that can include your standard recipe and a
“how-to” video. They are not looking for another profile about a
great microbrewery or reviews of well-known restaurants. They want to expand
what people know and think about food (and food culture) in Alaska while
creating an archive of food practices throughout the state (both urban and
email your pitch to bree@edibleak.com with the subject line: Edible Article
Pitch.  Please include in your pitch sample writing clips, if you have
any. The magazine is particularly interested in recruiting writers from
outside of Anchorage and writers who live in rural/bush areas of the
state.  Don’t let a lack of writing experience deter you from pitching a
story, they are interested in cultivating new writers who have great stories to
the 2016 
Bay Writers Retreat
, a
49 Writers program which will take place on September 9-11, 2016 at
the fantastic Tutka Bay L
odge. Faculty instructor award-winning writer Debra
Magpie Earling
 will lead fiction writers in an in-depth writing
workshop. Emphasizing 
in-class writing supportiveness, collegiality, and constructive
atmosphere, the engaged student will emerge with improved techniques for
further work. Registration fee is $600 for members and $650 for
nonmembers. Learn more and 
Mountains Writing Workshop’s Riversong float trip
July 20-26, 2016
in beautiful McCarthy, Alaska and the surrounding Wrangell St. Elias National
Park & Preserve. 
year’s workshop features a dynamic staff including poet, essayist and
David Lynn
; professional
Michelle McAfee; visual
artist, writer, and songwriter
Robin Child; and
longstanding workshop director, poet, and essayist
Nancy Cook
The workshop will include two nights and a full day of craft sessions at the
Wrangell Mountains Center in McCarthy, followed by a four night educational
float trip along the Kennicott, Nizina, Chitina, and Copper Rivers of
South-central Alaska.   $975 includes all meals, instruction, and guided
river trip with
McCarthy River Tours & Outfitters.  (And yes, that’s an amazing deal!)
 Check out the smiles in last year’s
Riversong album,
or paddle on over to the
Wrangell Mountain Center’s website to register.  Workshop limited to eight student
writers/songwriters.  Register now!  
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