You’re Invited: Alaska Book Week 2012

10 10 2012

It’s Day Five of Alaska Book Week, buddies! I’m quite late in giving you the heads-up (apologies), but you can still join this annual celebration of Alaskan authors and books: ABW 2012 is October 6 -13.

In its second year, ABW is hosted by the good folks at 49 Writers/49 Alaska Writing Center. Thanks to generous donations by Epicenter Press and individual authors, they’re giving away two books each day – just leave your answer to the daily question on the ABW website or Facebook page, and you’ll be eligible to win.

(I was delighted to win a copy of Fishes & Dishes last year. Not only is this a fantastic cookbook with great sea stories, a few months earlier a nasty wave had thrown a poorly closed bottle of mouthwash all over the Nerka’s galley – and all over my copy of the Marsh sisters’ beautiful work. Just as the song goes, sometimes you do get what you need!)

It’s not too late to join the virtual festivities! Thanks for helping to spread the word, and best of luck to you in the giveaways. Much gratitude to the literature-loving volunteers who make this event an October tradition.

My bedside reading material isn’t towering quite perilously enough yet… Which Alaskan authors/books would you put on a “must-read” list?

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6 responses

10 10 2012
Tanis S'eiltin

Hi Tele, it was great seeing you the other day, and what a coincidence, I read the story about the young man you and your husband found in a fishing tote the next day! Nice to be a subscriber of your site, I look forward to following your stories and a new connection to home.

Cheers!
Tanis

10 10 2012
Tele

Thanks for stopping by, Tanis! It was really good to see you, and I so understand the hunger for northern-home connection. I hope you get some of that Southeast salve here.

Do you know, the first time I ever had seal oil was with you? :)

10 10 2012
patriciasands

Thanks for the invitation, Tele. Sounds like a good time! I’m off to tweet.

10 10 2012
Tele

You’re such a powerful role model connector/facilitator, Patricia! Thank you.

10 10 2012
Gordy Garrett

Please consider a safety follow up on your excellent account on Mr. Harris and the fish tote.

Thank you. You might make a real difference.

Gordy Garrett

571 291 5469

10 10 2012
Tele

That’s a great suggestion, Gordy – thank you for taking the time to leave it. I have had a follow up in mind, but it’s more about how the fleet experienced the aftershocks of this event. Hmm… Might be worth inviting someone from Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to contribute a piece more directly related to what you’re speaking of…

You’ve given me stuff to think on, Gordy! Many thanks, and be safe, yourself.




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