Summer talks at the UAA Campus Bookstore

by Michelle Saport  |   

All UAA Campus Bookstore events are informal, free and open to the public. There is free parking for bookstore events in the South Lot, West Campus Central Lot (behind Rasmuson Hall) and Sports NW Lot. For more information, call Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782 or email repstein2@uaa.alaska.edu.

Note: UAA Campus Bookstore podcasts are posted in iTunes or iTunes U-just search UAA or UAA Campus Bookstore.

Martha Amore presents 'Capturing Character: The Mechanics of Writing Complex Personalities' Wednesday, June 17, 4-6 p.m. UAA Campus Bookstore

Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, crafting deep and moving characters is critical to a successful story. In this craft talk, Martha Amore will focus on creative ways to show character while advancing your storyline.

Martha Amore is an award-winning author and teaches writing at Alaska Pacific University and the University of Alaska Anchorage. She achieved her Master of Fine Arts in fiction from UAA, and currently resides in Anchorage with her husband and three daughters. Her first novella recently came out in the anthology Weathered Edge: Three Alaskan Novellas, and she is a 2015 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Project Award winner. Currently, she is working on an anthology of Alaskan LGBTQ short fiction and poetry, as well as a book of her own short stories.

Chris Kavelin, Ph.D., presents 'A Debt of Gratitude: Honoring the Origins of Medicines from Indigenous Communities' Thursday, June 18, 4-6 p.m. UAA Campus Bookstore

This presentation will share stories of discovering how the world's most important modern medicines arose in the genius of indigenous cultural wisdom. Chris Kavelin received his Ph.D. in law from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. His focus is the protection of indigenous medical knowledge and the spiritual aspects of health and medicine.

This event is co-sponsored with Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine Symposium 2015, ANTHC CHS Wellness Division, UAA Department of Health Sciences, UAA National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders and UAA Alaska Native Studies.

Nicolle Zellner presents 'Shock Chemistry's Application to Origin of Life' Wednesday, June 24, 4-6 p.m. UAA Campus Bookstore

Nicolle Zellner is a faculty member in the Physics Department at Albion College in Michigan. Her research interests focus on understanding the impact history in the Earth-Moon system, the extraterrestrial delivery of biomolecules and how impacts affect the conditions for life on Earth. At this event, Zellner will discuss impacts, including the bombardment of Earth over time and the delivery of organic molecules (shock chemistry).

This event is co-sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore and UAA Complex Systems Group.

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