Reading Rendezvous Event
The Alaska Center for
the Book is seeking an enthusiastic, organized individual to serve as the Reading Rendezvous Event Coordinator. This free
outdoor literacy fair serves as the kickoff event for the Anchorage Public Library
Summer Reading Celebration and is jointly sponsored by the Alaska Center for the
Book and Anchorage Public Library. The event date is scheduled for Saturday, May 17,
Chair monthly meetings with committee members
Recruit and coordinate booth participants
Recruit and assign
Work closely with library staff
Main point of contact day of event
Other duties as assigned
There is a small stipend paid for by the
Alaska Center for the Book.
We also welcome resumes from teams interested in co-coordinating the position.
Please submit your resume to Sue Sommers at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2013.
Annual Statewide Creative Writing
University of Alaska Anchorage and the Anchorage Daily News are joined in partnership with the Alaska Center for the Book
to once again present Alaska writers the opportunity to compete in this annual event.
Winning entries will be awarded cash prizes, announced in the Daily News and selected
entries will be published in the Daily News and posted on LitSite Alaska (LitSite.org).
The deadline is February 13. For more information visit adn.com/creativewritingcontest.
Letters About Literature 2014
about the 2014 Letters About Literature contest is available on this website and on the Library of Congress Center for the Book site. The deadline for the 2014 contest is December 10, 2013 for grades 9-12 and the deadline for grades 4-8 is January
Poems in Place
The Poems in Place committee has selected the winning entries for this year's contest. Follow
this link for information on the status of the project, and this link and this link for information about activities that took place around the dedication of two new Poems in Place signs.
You can see photos of the five Poetry in Place installations here and here.
2013 Contribution to Literacy in Alaska awards were presented on Tuesday, July
16, in Rasmuson Hall on UAA Campus. The Awards were presented during
the 2013 Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Reading Series, a program of the Department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts at UAA.
Alaska's first Pulitzer Prize finalist, a village
literacy advocate and a Fairbanks historian are recipients of the 2013 Contributions to Literacy in Alaska (CLIA)
are novelist Eowyn Ivey of Chickaloon, author of "The Snow Child"; Brevig Mission reading
volunteer Polly Tocktoo; and Ron Inouye of Fairbanks, a historian and advocate for libraries.
The CLIA Awards, now in their 21st year, are presented annually by the
Alaska Center for the Book, the state affiliate of the U.S. Library of Congress Center
for the Book. more...
Alaska Center for the Book meeting
December 4, 6:00 pm, contact us for location.