Alaska Book Week kicks off Oct. 5 with a range of events all over the state. Here’s a look at what’s happening in Juneau.
Oct. 3: Author event with Jonathan Waterman
Author Jonathan Waterman will lead a lecture, “The Evolution of an Adventurer,” at the Downtown Public Library on Thrusday, Oct. 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Waterman — a journalist, filmmaker and explorer — is the author of 12 books, including the recently published, “Northern Exposures: An Adventuring Career in Stories and Images.” The hour-long presentation will be followed by a Q & A and book signing.
Oct. 5: First Friday with Teri Sloat
Author and Illustrator Teri Sloat will present a talk, “Visual Art and Story: Connecting with Kids” on First Friday, Oct. 5, at the Downtown Public Library beginning at 6 p.m. Sloat’s illustrations can be seen in the books “Berry Magic,” “Dance on a Sealskin,” “The Hungry Giant of the Tundra,” and more. She has also contributed to many bilingual books in Yup’ik and English.
Oct 10: Author talk with Ernestine Hayes
Local author and professor Ernestine Hayes will discuss her upcoming book, “Juneau: Images of America,” at the Downtown Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 5:30-7 p.m. Hayes will also talk about her other published writing that ranges from children’s books to poetry to memoir. This event is free and open to all ages and is sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Library.
Oct. 10: Book signing with Erin McKittrick
Seldovia-based writer Erin McKittrick will be signing her new book, “Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home and Family on the Edge of Alaska,” at Centennial Hall Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. McKittrick’s first book “A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot Raft and Ski,” chronicled her journey from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands with her husband, Hig. Her new book follows the couple as they continue their exploration of Alaska’s wild coastline -- this time with their two young children in tow.
For more on Alaska Book Week, check out next week’s Arts section, Oct. 10.