Alaska Book Week 2015
We invite you to join writers, libraries, booksellers, publishers, and schools in celebrating Alaska Book Week, which takes place this week, October 3-10, 2015. Planned activities include special book displays, author visits to classrooms and writers groups, author events and panels, book club activities, and more. Communities throughout the state are encouraged to come up with their own events, which we will publicize on the Alaska Book Week website and Facebook. View the Governor's Alaska Book Week proclamation here…
To make this week a success, we need your involvement! Visit the Alaska Book Week website and click the sidebar logo to complete the Alaska Book Week participation form, and we will follow up with you. If you have any questions or additional ideas, please contact the ABW coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Most of the area's bookstores will be hosting events throughout the week. Other highlights are:
A is for Alaska, at the Muldoon Library on Saturday, October 3, 4:00 pm. This event invites children of all ages to write a poem or draw a picture about their favorite thing about Alaska. Finished pieces will be compiled into a book that will be displayed at the library.
The Future of Fiction —A 49 Writers Crosscurrents event, on Sunday, October 4, 7:00 pm at the Anchorage Museum, features a conversation with Alaska State Writer Frank Soos along with authors Justin Herrmann, Eowyn Ivey and Deb Vanasse.
Read Local: A Celebration, sponsored by the Alaska Center for the Book, will take place Saturday, October 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at the UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307. This event honors winners of recent statewide writing contests and also includes author readings, the unveiling, by Frank Soos, of the title of the book for the upcoming statewide reading program, and a silent auction benefiting the Alaska Center for the Book. Download flyer here.
The Great Alaska Book Fair, hosted by Publication Consultants and featuring Alaska authors, will be held Saturday, October 10, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, at the Sears Mall.