December 2015: Bookstore talks delve into art, poetry, history and wilderness

by Michelle Saport  |   

All UAA Campus Bookstore events are free and open to the public. Come enjoy informal, inquisitive discussions on a variety of topics. There is free parking for all bookstore events--see the individual descriptions below for details.

For more information, contact Rachel Epstein at or (907) 786-4782.

Chuck Sassara presents 'Propellers, Politics and People: Chuck Sassara's Alaska' Saturday, Dec. 12, 1-3 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Chuck Sassara, a longtime Alaskan, former legislator, pilot and businessman, shares his life and adventures in the book, Chuck Sassara's Alaska - Propellers, Politics and People. From his arrival in 1955 with his wife Ann, through Alaska statehood and resource development, Chuck's story is told with excitement, adventure and daring. As Andy Hall states, "Alaska bustled with post-war momentum then, a place where a man with the right mix of enthusiasm and tenacity could make his mark. For Chuck, Alaska was the right place at the right time."

Everyone is invited to come and hear, uncensored, about the life and times of Chuck Sassara.

There is free parking at UAA on Saturdays.

Poet Caroline Goodwin presents 'Peregrine' Monday, Dec. 14, 5-7 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 302A

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Caroline Goodwin received her M.F.A. in poetry from the University of British Columbia and was awarded the Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry at Stanford University in 1999.

Today, while fulfilling her role as the first appointed Poet Laureate in San Mateo County, Calif., Caroline teaches in the M.F.A. writing and undergraduate writing and literature programs at California College of the Arts in Oakland, Calif., and also at the Stanford Writer's Studio. Her first collection of poetry, Trapline, was published in 2013.

In a review of Peregrine, poet Louise Mathias writes: "Both a charm against and a love song to the fleeting, Goodwin masterfully weaves together disparate sources--Metallica and magic, ravines and wildflowers. This work is lovely and terrifying, singular and true." Everyone is encouraged to come celebrate the publication of this beautiful book.

There is free parking at UAA during semester break.

Author Jana Meador Saturday, Dec. 19, 1-3 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Jana Meador's Seven Lucky Stars is a children's book for all ages. It tells the true story of a sled dog left to defend for himself only to find his second chance in life. His journey takes him on an unexpected 2,000-mile adventure, where he meets his seven lucky stars.

Jana Meador, a recent graduate of the New York Film Academy's Screenwriting Program, is also the author of three novels (Of Thorns, Roses and a Devil's Lie, The Edward Hewitt's Story and Under The Magpie Wings) and two screenplays ("Road to Earl," which was adapted from The Edward Hewitt's Story, and the comedy "Cul-de-Sac").

There is free parking at UAA on Saturdays.

Creative Commons License "December 2015: Bookstore talks delve into art, poetry, history and wilderness" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
November Archive