Alaska Book Week takes place this week, from October 1 – 8. It features both live events and virtual presentations throughout the state, including multiple events here in Anchorage. Check out the list of daily events here.
Some of them are on APU’s campus, including the October 4th discussion An Evening with Lily Tuzroyluke and Sarah Birdsall at APU’s Carr-Gottstein Lecture Hall at 7:00 pm. Curious about books by these authors? The Consortium Library’s Alaskana Collection on the second floor includes several copies of works by Sarah Birdsall, which you can find through the library catalog. You can also put Lily Tuzroyluke’s book Sivulliq on hold.
On October 5th, in Carr-Gottstein room 102 at 5:30 pm, APU professor Dr. David Scheel will host a reading from his new book, Many Things Under a Rock: The Mysteries of Octopuses. The library has several of Dr. Scheel’s books, videos, and articles available.
Lily Tuzroyluke and Sarah Birdsall will also join authors Lori Townsend and David G. Brown on October 5th for a discussion on writing Alaskan fiction at Writer’s Block Bookstore. If you are interested in other talks by these authors, recordings of discussions by Lori Townsend and David G. Brown are available on ScholarWorks, the University of Alaska repository for works by faculty, staff, and students.
Enjoy this week’s celebration of Alaska’s books and authors!