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  • 18 Jun 2014 3:25 PM | Gretchen Wehmhoff (Administrator)


    Wednesday, June 16 at 7 p.m.
    Loussac Library - INNOVATIONS LAB (4th Floor)
    Open to the Public

    Program To Be Announced

  • 18 Jun 2014 3:17 PM | Gretchen Wehmhoff (Administrator)


    "Raven to Ashes"
    AWG Member Bonnye Matthews

    June 18 at 7 p.m.
    Loussac Library - ANNE STEVENS ROOM (4th Floor)
    Open to the Public

    Listen to author Bonnye Matthews share her story of the seemingly impossible rise from a devastating health setback to novelist. “Raven from Ashes: Creation of a Writer” does not focus on the devastation of poisoning but rather on Bonnye Matthews’ inherent problem solving response to eliminate or reduce hazards of poisoning and her eventual finding her niche as a novelist. Bonnye Matthews’ focus is on others, not self.

  • 20 Feb 2014 7:27 AM | Bill Columbus (Administrator)

    Thursday, February 27- Charlie Steps Out An Evening of Fine Art Fairbanks Arts Association Fundraiser

     

    6:30 pm Bear Gallery

     

    A delightful evening fundraiser of live music, hors d’oeuvres and a wonderful opportunity to purchase fabulous works of art to benefit our benefactors, the Fairbanks Arts Association. Tickets are $15.00 per person and are available at the Bear Gallery during normal working hours
    or call: 456-6485 ext 223

  • 20 Feb 2014 7:26 AM | Bill Columbus (Administrator)

    Friday, March 7- UAF Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series 7 PM Wood Center, UAF Campus -

    Louise Mathias and Jeff Griffin

    http://www.uaf.edu/english/midnightsun/

  • 18 Feb 2014 7:17 AM | Bill Columbus (Administrator)

    This is for all of you who are in Alaska – or on your way to Alaska. On Wednesday, February 19, I will be participating in a panel discussion titled "Readings, Writings and Passages." Here are the details:

    When: Wed, 2/19/14 5:00-7:00pm

    Where: The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Campus Bookstore

    Panel participants:

    Sean Schubert, author of Infection, Containment and Migration.

    David G. Brown, author of Deacon's Crossbow and Past President of Alaska Writers Guild.

    David Onofrychuk, Alaska Pacific University creative writing faculty member.

    Bethany Maile, faculty member at UAA.


    I hope you can attend.


    Cordially,
    David G. Brown, Author

  • 30 Jan 2014 3:57 PM | Bill Columbus (Administrator)
    “For Love of Fish”  February 24 from 5:00pm-7:00pm, UAA Bookstore


    For the event’s format, each presenter will offer brief self intoductions and have approximately 15 minutes to present their topic. The remaining time is left for Q & A, discussion and books signing for Fishes of the Last Frontier.


    Themes to be addressed include;


    · An introduction to the fish of Alaska with Bill Hauser
    (Bill is author of Fishes of the Last Frontier, Life Histories, Biology, Ecology, and Management of Alaska Fishes)

    · Life with Fish: Learning from Alaska Native Traditions and Values with Chantel Justice
    (Chantel Justice teaches in the Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology Department at UAA)

    · The Future of Fish: A Look at Changing Habitats and Ecologies in Alaska with Daniel Rinella
    (Daniel Rinella is a professor in the UAA Biology Department)

    · Alaska Fish and the Global Food Supply with Gunnar Knapp
    (Gunnar Knapp is the director of the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research)


    All UAA Campus Bookstore events are informal, free and open to the public. Examples of previous events can be found at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore/events/podcasts.cfm. There is free parking for bookstore events in the South Lot, the West Campus Central Lot (behind Rasmuson Hall), the Sports Lot and the Sports NW Lot.
  • 30 Jan 2014 7:27 AM | Bill Columbus (Administrator)

    1/29/14

    (Read by David Brown for Marcy Gentermann)

     

    There She Comes

     

    In a beautiful blue lagoon on a clear bright day,

    a fine sailing ship spreads its brilliant white canvas

    in a fresh morning breeze and sails out to open sea.

    We watch her glide away magnificently through the

    deep blue and gradually see her grow smaller and

    smaller as she nears the horizon.

     

    Finally where the sea and sky meet, she slips silently

    from sight; and someone near me says "There she goes,

    she is gone." Gone where? Gone from sight, that is all,

    she is still as large in mast and hull and sail, still just as

    able to bear her load and we can be sure that just as we say,

    "There she is gone," another says, "There she comes."

     

    -Anonymous

     

  • 30 Jan 2014 7:14 AM | Bill Columbus (Administrator)

    1/29/14

     

    (As read by David Brown)

     

    This past Christmas day, a day reserved for joy, our AWG lost a dear friend, Marcy Gentermann. She was 55. Much too soon.

     

    I met Marcy five years ago, on a sunny September Friday evening at a party for the Guild's Annual Conference guest speakers. Within minutes I knew she was special. Her energy, optimism, want to contribute,  leadership, and sense of humor, I could see, shone through like her smile. This was a woman I wanted to know. And over the years my wish came true.

     

    I learned that Marcy was a loving wife, mother, dog owner & dog lover, high school gun club coach, and extremely proficient at our most common bond, the literary world. Regarding the gun club deal, well, I kinda figured it would be best to stay on her good side.

     

    Over the years we've attended several literary events together and she was good enough to offer some criticism on my writing. Her greatest contribution was her encouragement...and her friendship.

     

    Regarding our Guild, Marcy brought her knowledge, contagious energy, good intentions, and goodwill everytime. By the way, at that conference party 5 years ago, Marcy quietly picked up the tab.

     

    And now she's passed. In some philosophical and theological realms, death is looked upon with sadness, as well as celebration. The thinking is that Marcy has moved on to a greater world. For me, I celebrate the fact that I've known this sweetheart and dear friend, yet I'm overwhelmed by sadness. Thanks Marcy. You'll always be special. Amen.

  • 28 Jan 2014 10:42 AM | Bill Columbus (Administrator)
    My first novel was released in December, 2013, and my unpublished friends always ask me how it happened. This class provides a structured way to answer that question for other unpubbed writers. I will tell the story of my journey and suggest ways writers can find time to write, set writing and career goals, and look for opportunities to become published. Participants will leave with a list of goals and ideas tailored to their individual journeys.


    This 2-hour workshop will be held February 8. For more information and to register, see http://www.49writingcenter.org/Instruction/classes.php

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