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Feb
11
12:00 PM12:00

AWP PANEL

Gender and Genre: How do our prejudices affect our preferences?

LOCATION:
MARQUIS SALON 9 & 10  |  MARRIOTT MARQUIS
  |  MEETING LEVEL TWO

Do gender stereotypes influence literary tastes? Does a love poem from a male-identified poet seem more tender because it defies common gender assumptions? Does a critique from a female-identified writer feel more barbed for the same reason? What about writers whose identities or work blur society’s imposed gender distinctions?

Join Kevin Clark, S.J. Sindu, Viannah Duncan, Jill McCabe Johnson and Martha Amore as we explore whether we value writing more or less because of the perceived gender of the author, including how that may affect publishing decisions.

As VIDA counts and ongoing gender discussions bring awareness to disparities in publishing across the spectrum of gender identity, this panel seeks to understand how commonly held gender-based assumptions may influence our perceptions of the relative merits of writing. We intend to explore the question of whether works that surprise us by contradicting our gender-related expectations receive more or less attention based on our prejudices.

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Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

MEET & GREET

Join editors Martha Amore and Lucian Childs, contributor Indra Arriaga, moderator Heather Brook Adams, and others for an informal gathering in the bar at MUSE Restaurant in the Anchorage Museum.

We'd love to get your reactions to our book and answer any of your questions.

No host bar.

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Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

READING & BOOK SIGNING

Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry is a pathbreaking book, the first to anthologize stories and poems from this perspective. The collection explores the deep connection between LGBTQ Alaskans, the urban context and the wilderness that surrounds them both. Editor Martha Amore, along with contributors Teresa Sundmark, Dawnell Smith and Teeka Ballas, will give a short reading.

A Question and Answer session and book signing will follow. 

FREE

Presented with Friends of the Homer Library.

 

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Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

PRESENTATION, READING & BOOK SIGNING

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A Community Tells Its Story

Join editors Martha Amore and Lucian Childs, along with contributors Susanna Mishler, Shelby MahoganyEvolving Wilson, and Mei Mei Evans, as they share their work and discuss the process of writing about the Alaska LGBTQ community.

Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry is a pathbreaking book featuring work from some of Alaska’s finest writers. How does the anthology reveal different aspects of the Alaska LGBTQ community? How can collaborative projects such as Building Fires in the Snow or Arctic Entries open windows onto little-seen aspects of our state? Can literature empower a community or does it stand outside political and social movements?

A Question and Answer session and book signing will follow. 

FREE

 

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Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

DINNER, PANEL DISCUSSION, READING & BOOK SIGNING

Writing Against Stereotypes: Dinner and Artist Talk

Join editors Martha Amore and Lucian Childs, along with contributor Teeka Ballas, for dinner at Turkey Red. They will share their work and discuss the process of writing a different Alaska.

Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry is a pathbreaking anthology that opens a window onto the diverse lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Alaskans. From quotidian urban outings to intimate encounters with breathtaking natural beauty, the collection shatters stereotypes to reveal a little seen side of the state. 

A Question and Answer session and book signing will follow. 

Dinner tickets are $30 per person and only available in advance of the event at Fireside Books. Purchase at the store, by calling 745-2665 or online.

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Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Alaska PrideFest 2016

DELANEY PARKSTRIP

Join us on the parkstrip where editor Martha Amore will be sharing a table with The Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe

You'll be able to look at a sample of the anthology and pre-order the book. This is Alaska Pride at its most spectacular! Check out more than 100 vendors, the Humpy’s beer garden (bring cash!), two stages of entertainment, tons of food and prize drawings at 3 p.m! Experience tolerance and inclusivity on the grandest of scales at the Delaney Park Strip!

All ages
FREE

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