MaryLou Spartz, center, and co-author John Greely talk with Suzi Fowler as they sign their new book on the community of Juneau’s reaction to the sinking of the famous Princess Sophia at Rainy Retreat Books for First Friday on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Submissions for the next First Friday are due to the JAHC Nov. 21. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

MaryLou Spartz, center, and co-author John Greely talk with Suzi Fowler as they sign their new book on the community of Juneau’s reaction to the sinking of the famous Princess Sophia at Rainy Retreat Books for First Friday on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Submissions for the next First Friday are due to the JAHC Nov. 21. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

News briefs: JAHC First Friday submissions, writers symposium announces keynote

For the week of Nov. 14-20, 2018.

December First Friday submissions needed early

December Gallery Walk is right around the corner, and the Arts Council and the Juneau Downtown Business Association are combining forces to make a full-page Gallery Walk flier for December only.

This means they need all info for First Friday events by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21.

They will condense all info submitted for the special Gallery Walk flier, and ask artists and businesses to be mindful of that when making submissions. They’ll specifically be pulling descriptions from the “short event description” column of the form, and may have to edit wording to fit into the flier format depending on how many submissions are received. The full/longer descriptions will be used for an email and shared with the Juneau Empire.

If the Nov. 21 deadline is missed, the event will not be included in the Gallery Walk flier.

Submissions can be made online at: https://airtable.com/shrA4pz387usWWHf2

Susan Orlean will keynote annual North Words

SKAGWAY — Susan Orlean and six Alaska Northwest authors will answer questions at the 10th annual North Words Writers Symposium, May 29-June 1, 2019.

Orlean is the author of “The Orchid Thief,” which was made into the film “Adaptation,” starring Meryl Streep as her. Her latest offering, “The Library Book,” unravels the story of the Los Angeles Library arson fire of 1986, largest library fire in the nation’s history.

Authors slated for the event include Terrence Cole, Ernestine Hayes, Nancy Lord, Emily Wall, Don Rearden and Jonathan Evison.

Workshops and panel discussions during the symposium are set in historic spaces with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

To register or find out more, visit the website at http://nwwriterss.com/

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