• UAA Creative Writing Students: Reading and Writing

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-17
      Selected UAA English Department undergraduate creative writing students read from their work. Everyone is invited to come and explore the voices of multiple literary genres.
    • UAA WRTG Department Student Readings

      Barnes, Aisha (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-25)
      First Annual Celebration of Student Writing. Come listen to original writing by UAA WRTG Students. This event is sponsored with the UAA Writing department and is hosted by Aisha Barnes.
    • Unite For Literacy: Bringing Books in Cup'ik, Tlingit, and Inupiaq to Kids Everywhere

      Ohle, Kathryn (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-11)
      Kathryn Ohle discusses her research in early childhood education and her work with Unite For Literacy. Her project, to promote early literacy and language preservation, seeks to provide bilingual children's books in Alaska Native languages, online and in print, to families, children, and teachers. Kathryn Ohle is associate professor in Early Childhood Education, COE at UAA. She is the recipient of a Selkregg Award, a CCEL grant.
    • Warnings Against Myself: Memoirs of a Superstitious Mountaineer

      Stevenson, David (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-08)
      Book launch. David Stevenson is the director of the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is the author of the short fiction collection Letters from Chamonix, winner of the Banff Mountain Festival Fiction Prize. Since 1995 he has been the book reviews editor at The American Alpine Journal.
    • Water Mask and Be-Hooved: Two New Books from Essayist Monica Devine and Poet Mar Ka2

      Ka, Mar; Devine, Monica (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-26)
      Essayist Monica Devine and poet Mar Ka discuss their recently published books, which explore their personal journeys through Alaska in memoir and poetry. Monica Devine's new book, Water Mask, is a collection of essays that chronicles her interactions with Alaska's land and its people. Her work is an "adventurous memoir that reflects on family, place, memory, work, perception and culture in a land that both beguiles and rejects." Monica worked as a speech/language therapist for many years, traveling to dozens of villages across Alaska. She has authored five children's books, including Iditarod: The Greatest Win Ever, which was a nominee for the celebrated Golden Kite Award. Her other awards include first place in the Alaska State Poetry Contest, a Pushcart nominee for her story, Mission of Motherhood, and a first-place award in creative nonfiction from New Letters journal for her story, On The Edge of Ice, about accompanying whalers on a spring hunt. Mar Ka's new poetry collection, Be-hooved, is a layered spiritual memoir structured along the seasons and framed by the migration of the Porcupine caribou herd. "Entrancing, profound, and startling, this book is a testament to hope before change, persistence before confusion, and empathy before difference." Poet Mar Ka, aka Mary Kancewick, traveled throughout Alaska during her years as an indigenous rights attorney. Her poetry has been published in national and international journals and on occasion has been set to music. The recipient of an NEH grant and the Midnight Sun Poetry Prize, she has long served as a poetry judge for the UAA/ADN Statewide Creative Writing Contest. She presently teaches poetry workshops at the Eagle River Nature Center. Water Mask and Be-Hooved are published by University of Alaska Press.
    • Women in China, Then and Now

      Wang, Robin (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-10)
      Dr. Robin Wang presents on the subject of feminism in China.
    • Words for Future Generations: Celebrating Alaska History and Study with Terrence and Dermot Cole

      Cole, Terrence; Cole, Dermot (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-29)
      Please join us to celebrate The Big Wild Soul of Terrence Cole, an eclectic collection of work created to honor Alaska's beloved public historian. Edited by Frank Soos and Mary Ehrlander and published by University of Alaska Press, the inspired collection of essays, authored by Terrence's students, colleagues and friends, highlight research spanning the humanities and social sciences. Included are essays by University of Alaska professors Stephen Haycox, Ross Coen, Sherry Simpson, Katherine Ringsmuth, Frank Soos and Lee Huskey. Terrence Cole is Emeritus Professor of History and Northern Studies, UAF, and the director of the UAF Office of Public History. He is author of numerous books and essays, including Banking on Alaska: A History of the National Bank of Alaska; The Cornerstone on College Hill: An Illustrated History of the University of Alaska Fairbanks; Crooked Past: The History of a Frontier Mining Camp; Nome: City of the Golden Beaches; and Fighting for the 49th Star: C.W. Snedden and the Crusade for Alaska Statehood. Dermot Cole is a journalist and former columnist for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. He is author of several books, including North to the Future: The Alaska Story 1959-2009; Fairbanks: A Gold Rush Town That Beat the Odds; Frank Barr: Alaskan Pioneer Bush Pilot and One-Man Airline. This event sponsored by UAA Campus Bookstore and Tundra Vision.
    • Write Hard Die Free

      Weaver, Howard (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-20)
      Howard Weaver was born in Anchorage and began writing for the Anchorage Daily News during his junior year at East Anchorage High school in 1967. He worked at the Anchorage Daily News 1972-1995, as a police reporter, court reporter, legislative correspondent, daily columnist, managing editor, and held full editorial responsibility for the paper in 1983. Twice he led the Anchorage Daily News to Pulitzer Prizes: in 1976 for coverage of the Alaska Teamsters Union during construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and in 1989 for coverage of alcoholism and suicide among Alaska Natives. His accolades include service as a Pulitzer Prize Juror, being a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and acting as co-chair of the international association of northern editors, the Northern News Service. In 1998 he was named by an Alaska Public Radio Network survey as one of the 40 most influential Alaskans in the state's first 40 years of history. Write Hard, Die Free is his just released memoir. This event is sponsored with the Alaska Press Club.
    • Writing Deep Dixie a memoir and Sea Change

      Caston, Anne (2017-04-01)
      A presentation on April 1, 2017 at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Bookstore. Poet Anne Caston discusses writing Deep Dixie a memoir, and Sea Change her forthcoming poetry collection. A Former nurse, a writer, and an educator, Anne Caston is a founding faculty member of the low residency M.F.A. program at UAA. Her poetry collections include Flying Out With The Wounded, Judah's Lion, and Prodigal. She is currently working on a new collection of poems called Sea Change. Her forthcoming memoir, Deep Dixie: A Southerner's Take On Life, Love, Friendship, Romance, Faith, and Coming Of Age Among Southern Baptists is the focus of this event.
    • Yasuhito Nakasato, Artist of the Outside Looking In

      Nakasato, Yasuhito (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-29)
      Born and raised in Tokyo, Yasuhito Nakasato came to Alaska in 2010 to study graphic design art at UAA. After he graduated UAA, he started to experiment making drawings out of acrylic. As an artist, much of his inspiration came from study art history with Professor Charles Sean Licka where he came to realize "anything is possible in art." At this event, Yasu will discuss his artwork, what motives his artistic expression and creative passion.
    • Yijing (I Ching)

      Deming, Chen (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-08-08)
      Visiting Chinese scholar Chen Deming presents Yijing (I Ching) and Chinese philosophy. Chen Deming will attend the Chinese philosophy Ph.D program at Renmin University, Beijing this fall. Mr. Chen is presently serving as summer teaching intern fro Dr. Kristin Helweg Hanson. Mr. Chen's visit is sponsored with the UAA Philosophy Department. This bookstore event is a unique opportunity for everyone to learn about the ancient text Yijing, Chinese philosophy, and thought.