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'Shaped by the North: the influence of place on art

...When you hear a story growing up... how it changes is a lot like a fishing story," Moustakis said. "(As a fiction writer,) my job is to excavate and cultivate."For Ernestine Hayes, author of "Blonde Indian," it begins with her...
Alaska literacy advocates honored

...Bradfield, a former Alaskan and contributing editor to Alaska Quarterly Review, along with Rich Chiappone, short-fiction writer and essayist, will present this year's awards. The ceremony is free to attend and open to the public. For more...
Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list

...Complications ensue.OCTOBER"The Peripheral" by William Gibson. The brainy, highly imaginative speculative fiction writer publishes a novel set in "multiple futures" in America. Yum."Falling from Horses" by Molly Gloss. The lyrical...
Point of inspiration

...and Nancy Lord praised it in a piece for the Alaska Dispatch titled "Weaver joins growing list of superb Alaska fiction writers."While still working on the book, Weaver moved to Colorado - temporarily, she thought. While attending graduate...
Two Good Reads: Chuck Ramage

...from local reader Chuck Ramage, who recommends two books from two trilogies -- essentially Six Good Reads. Science fiction writer Robert Sawyer is easily one of the best authors I have ever read. His stories are great page-turners and keep you...
Doctorow embarks on a new literary adventure

...remains committed to storytelling at a time when readers seem preoccupied with politics, diets and spirituality. "Fiction writers have always faced obstacles of this sort," he says. "So part of the game is figuring out how to move the audience...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...expects 400 to 600 readers and fans to attend. The Alaska Sisters in Crime, an Anchorage-based group of mystery and fiction writers, is hosting the writer's convention at the Anchorage Hilton. There will be three days of programming, a large...
Mouth speaks volumes about author's career

...are the main attributes of someone who addresses groups of people for a living. "It's in the blood of a non-fiction writer to want to tell people what you know," says the San Francisco-based Smokler. "Also, I'm impatient enough...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...With Guatemalan percussionist Manuel Juarez. Workshops "How to create unforgettable characters and settings for fiction," writers workshop lead by Sue Henry, mystery writer from Anchorage, 9 a.m. - noon Saturday at Douglas Library. Call...
In the stacks: New fiction for adults

...of science fiction are great, but how about a more modern take on aliens? Some of the best contemporary science fiction writers are collected here in this satisfyingly thick one-volume collection of stories about alien contact. The stories range...


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