Alaska authors will be present at a number of events during Alaska Book Week, Oct. 3-10.
October 1, 2015
“The Luck of the Karluk” makes the case that this story deserves inclusion among the epics of Arctic calamities. A longer telling than that offered by this new book might have been appreciated, but the brevity and style make it suitable for young adult readers.
September 27, 2015
'Jimmy Bluefeather' is a superb addition to Alaska — indeed, American — literature. With enough readership, Old Keb Wisting could become as beloved a character as “To Kill a Mockingbird’s” Atticus Finch.
September 20, 2015
The claim that until the formation of the National Endowment for the Arts, art was only for the "elites," flounders on recollections of Alaska 50 years ago, a life without regular plumbing but surrounded by art.
September 17, 2015
This book is what happens when a survivalist manifesto is written by a proponent of nonviolence and animal rights. The beliefs that violence should be avoided at all costs and that other animals have many or all of the same rights as people are civilized concepts that certainly won’t survive an apocalypse.
September 15, 2015
Running Fox Books site offers a carefully selected collection of some of the best works presently available of Alaska's best writers, chosen by a small committee of some better-known scribes, along with links to where they can be obtained.
September 13, 2015
The death of longtime Alaska Children’s Choir director Janet Stotts on April 26 left the future of the group in doubt but an alumna of the choir, Jessie Eddings, has stepped in and as of Sept. 2, is the new owner of the ACC.
September 10, 2015
Tattoo artist Maya Sialuk Jacobsen, from Greenland, will make several appearances and hold workshops in Anchorage this week. In one of the events open to the public, she’ll be joined by Alaska artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum in a talk about traditional tattooing, its revival in the Inuit world and its relevance to the current generation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Anchorage Museum.
September 8, 2015
Alaska has experienced two big brewing booms in its history: the first came when the Gold Rush brought thousands of thirsty prospectors to the state. The second, as it turns out, is right now.
September 6, 2015