Book Discussions & Reviews

March 1, 2018–Stan Jones and Patricia Watts–How to collaborate on a book without ending up wanting to kill yourself, your collaborator, or both, and instead produce a book that someone actually wants to publish

Stan Jones is author of the Nathan Active mystery series, which is set in a fictional Inupiat Eskimo village modeled on Kotzebue. Five volumes have been published and the sixth–The Big Empty–is due out later this year from Soho Press. He is also co-author with Sharon Bushell of “The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon […]

Nov 2, 2017–David Jensen–Paws Along the Trail

David Jensen, author and owner of Pet-ography, will present “Paws along the Trail,” describing his love for animals and how those relationships have contributed to his writing projects. Jensen is a third-generation Alaskan, born in Fairbanks. His family moved to Anchorage in 1963 just before the Great Alaska Earthquake. David graduated from the University of […]

Nov. 5, 2015–Will Jacobs–Becoming UAA: 1954-2014

W. A. (Will) Jacobs is Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science in the University of Alaska Anchorage. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina and raised in rural Wisconsin. Educated at Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire  (B.S. 1966) and the University of Oregon (M.A. 1968, Ph.D. 1972), he taught briefly at WSU-Eau Claire, Earlham College, and Oregon […]

May 2015–UAA Book Store Special Events

1.    Thursday, May 7, from 4:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m. at the UAA Campus Bookstore: Photographer Ben Huff presents his book, The Last Road North In The Last Road North, Alaska photographer Ben Huff explores life along Dalton Highway, where “the physical and psychological line between wilderness and oil” marks the Alaska frontier. At his event, […]