Summer 2009


Wednesday May 13
12:00pm at the UAA Campus Bookstore
NYO - A Native Games Film Showcase
Everyone is invited to watch Native Youth Olympic films from 08, 07, 06 and 05 along with the older "classic" NYO footage. Light refreshments will be served. Tell a friend and be amazed at the triumphs of our amazing young athletes. For more information contact Rachel Epstein at 786-4782. Free parking is available. This event is sponsored by Mediak (Media Educational Development Institute of Alaska) and the UAA Campus Bookstore


Monday June 1
12:00pm and from 4:30pm-6:00pm at the UAA Campus Bookstore
(two events)
For the Sake of the Light: One Poet's Journey from Imagism to Closed Form
Poet Tom Sexton reads and discusses poetry.  His latest collection of poetry, For the Sake of the Light,  was published in 2009.  This is a rare event and one that will not readily be forgotten.

Tuesday June 2
4:30pm-6:00pm at the UAA Campus Bookstore
Alaskan Kelsey Gray presents the Release of his book Alaska Rock Climbing Guide
Kelsey Gray was born in  Alaska and has climbed in over 10 countries.  His book consists of 400 routes with climbing maps and instructions covering Hatcher Pass, Ravine Lake, Wiener Lake, Puriton Creek, Sea Cave, Tram Rock, Byron Glacier and Spencer Glacier.  Come join us in celebrating the release of this important and beautiful climbing guide. 


Tuesday July 7
Release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in Paperback.
Free Bertie Beans Bag given out for the first 24 purchases.

Thursday July 9 at 12:00pm
UAA Campus Bookstore presents author of "Ultimate Americans: Point Hope, Alaska: 1826-1909"; Ethnographer and Poet Tom Lowenstein
In the 70's and 80's, Lowenstein recorded traditional narratives and songs at Point Hope and other Iñupiaq communities. His research resulted in two books, "Ancient Land, Sacred Whale" and "The Things That Were Said of Them " . His latest book "Ultimate Americans: Point Hope, Alaska: 1826-1909,traces the impact of commercial whale hunters, traders, and missionaries on Point Hope, the oldest continuously inhabited village in North America. It is published by University of Alaska Press.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore present Authors Frances Ruhlen McConnel and D. Bruce Means: Returning to Alaska: What Can Happen in 50 years Two members of the first Anchorage High School graduating class of the new State of Alaska return to Alaska for their 50 year class reunion.
Frances has become an accomplished poet and creative writing professor, author of The Direction of Longing and the book White Birches, Black Water. Bruce is an accomplished naturalist, author of Stalking the Plumed Serpent and other Adventures in Herpetology: 45 Years of a Field Ecologist's Encounters with Exotic Animals, as well as numerous science books, documentaries and magazine articles.

Everyone is invited to hear their stories. Frances Ruhlen McConnel's poetry themes are "Moose, Wolves, Cougars, Oh My!" and "An Angel's Wishbone, a Pierce-Arrow, and other Oddities" and D. Bruce Means will discuss "Snakebite" and "Giant Earthworm".