Fairbanks Welcomes the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

Fairbanks Welcomes the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

Looking for the best in Alaska? You’ll find it right here at the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks.

“We in Fairbanks look forward to once again hosting the AFN Convention. The “Golden Heart City” welcomes all to this important gathering in October 2019. While serious matters will be addressed at the convention, there will be plenty of fun filled activities too, including Quyana dance performances and arts and crafts sales. Come learn firsthand about the statewide Alaskan Native community!” Sharon McConnell, Executive Director, Denakkanaaga, Inc.

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Are you a fiction writer? Do you live in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest

Are you a fiction writer? Do you live in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest

Are you a fiction writer? Speculative fiction? Do you live in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest?

Attend NORWESTCON in Seattle and try this: Feeling brave? Want to see how your work-in-progress holds up in a cold read? Send the first page of your manuscript to idol@norwescon.org to have it anonymously read aloud and critiqued by a panel of pros on Saturday.

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First Friday signing and reading

First Friday signing and reading

I'm looking forward to two events to welcome our Interior Alaska (eventually) coming spring. On March first, for First Friday, I'll be signing books from 5 till 8 pm at Alaskana Raven Books & Things in the Co-op Plaza. Check it out if you haven't been there before; it's a treasure trove of all things Alaska and a great place to find that one special book you've been looking for.

Then, on Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 pm in the Bear Gallery at Pioneer Park, I'm honored to be reading along with David Marusek. I consider David the finest science fiction writer in the state, and we're lucky to have this opportunity to hear him read from the newly released second book in his series, Upon This Rock.

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Want to see what's playing at the 21st Annual Farthest North Jewish Film Festival:

Want to see what's  playing at the 21st Annual Farthest North Jewish Film Festival:

The 21st Farthest North Jewish Film festival kicks off tonight with The War and the Peace, from France. It's been an amazing run, and I'm proud to have been part of it all these years. Here's the poster I made, with the schedule and information about the films. This year's selections are from France, Netherlands, Russia and the Ukraine, Canada and the USA, Israel and Palestine. Comedies and drama, documentaries and shorts-- hope you can catch a few, all at Alaska Coffee Roasters on Geist Road in Fairbanks.

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Seattle and Norwescon

Seattle and Norwescon

Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s Premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention and one of the largest regional Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.

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Terrance Cole and a CORE LIST OF BOOKS for Alaska

Terrance Cole and a CORE LIST OF BOOKS for Alaska

Yeah, it's a bit dated but this 1993 list ALASKANA FOR LIBRARIES, A Core List of Books still stands. It was put together by a team that Included my dear friend Terrance Cole.  Terrance is currently occupied slogging down what he calls "a  junkyard smoothie made out of rusty nails and scrap iron," and I was looking over some of his books when I opened the list. No conflict of interest, but yeah, I'm proud to be included...

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Worldbuilding Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy writers

Worldbuilding Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy writers

Sign up for the Writing in the Dark workshop series this weekend on Worldbuilding for Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Whether you've been writing for years or want to try your hand at science fiction and fantasy you won't want to miss this two day workshop with award winning writer David Marusek.

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The Reports Of Our Deaths Have Been Greatly Exaggerated...

The Reports Of Our Deaths Have Been Greatly Exaggerated...

Dear Writers, Friends of Dead Writers, Readers of Dead (and living) Writers, Happy Halloween -- but only if you come out to the Dead Writers Annual Fundraiser this Friday at the Blue Loon.

Please Note... I will be one of the judges and I will take bribes in support of the Visiting Writers Series. As Mark Twain said, "the reports of our deaths have been greatly exaggerated."

Read More and Support the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Visiting Writers Series. You never know who will show up...

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