August 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 at (907) 786-4782 or email

'Gold Nuggets: Denali Then and Now' Tuesday, Aug. 4, 4-6 p.m. UAA Campus Bookstore

Lynn Lovegreen reads and discusses Gold Nuggets, the final book in her young adult gold rush series, about the creation of Denali Park.

About Gold Nuggets: "Henry Reeves is a wealthy New Yorker seeking a summer adventure when he travels to Kantishna near the proposed Mt. McKinley National Park. He discovers two passions, one for Charlotte, and the other for keeping Alaska wildlife from being wiped out like the buffalo."

Also at this event: Guest speaker Mark Lovegreen, veteran tour driver in Denali National Park and Preserve, adds information on the natural history of the area. Nancy Bale, board member of the Denali Citizens Council, provides perspective on the environmental movement of Denali Park.

The Gold Rush series includes: Worth Her Weight in Gold (Juneau 1886); Fools Gold (Skagway, 1898); Quicksilver to Gold (Nome, 1900); Golden Days (Fairbanks, 1906); Gold Nuggets (Denali & Kantishna, 1916). Lynn Lovegreen was raised and lives in Anchorage, and has taught at the Anchorage School District.

'Anchorage Remembers: A Century of Stories' Thursday, Aug. 6, 4-6 p.m. UAA Campus Bookstore

Contributors to Anchorage Remembers, an anthology of 39 stories selected by 49 Writers, discuss the relationship amongst memoir, writing and history. Guest speakers include Betty Arnett, Diane Benson, Mary Katzke and Katy Neher. This event is sponsored with 49 Writers. The program is made possible by a Centennial Community Grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum, Rasmuson Foundation and Anchorage Centennial Celebration.

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