Feb. 11, 2017: Chantelle Pence presents ‘Recovering Our Human Heritage’

February 6, 2017

The UAA Campus Bookstore actively organizes free events to promote expression and engaged discussion. See the schedule below to learn what’s happening next. For more information, visit the UAA Campus Bookstore website or contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782 or repstein2@alaska.edu.

Chantelle Pence presents ‘Recovering Our Human Heritage’
Saturday, Feb. 11, 1–3 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore

Chantelle Pence, along with Fred John Jr., Karen Evanoff and Floyd Guthrie, discuss the task of recovering our human nature, as a collective people. Indigenous perspectives are often not recognized or acknowledged in modern day life—yet they provide guidance and pathways for walking as a true human being, which is everyone’s birthright.

Chantelle Pence is author of Homestead Girl: The View From Here, a patchwork quilt of poetic essays that covers the human condition from the perspective of a woman who came of age in rural Alaska. The short prose pieces are stitched together with a thread of love for our ancestral heritage and a prayer that the people of Alaska, and beyond, will pay attention to the Earth-based cultures that are rapidly changing. The author believes that “Alaska is the last chance (in America) we have to get it right, in terms of our relationship to the land and her people.”

Everyone is encouraged to attend this event for a dynamic talk and book signing. There is free parking at UAA on Saturdays.

Bruce Woods, author of historical vampire fiction, presents Royal Blood
Monday, Feb. 13, 5-7 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore

In Royal Blood, vampire Paulette Monot is recruited by Sherlock Holmes, financier Cecil Rhodes, and actress Lady Ellen Terry to venture to Matabele-land to secure the establishment of the nation Rhodesia.

“Thoroughly accurate in its descriptions of the period in which it takes place, it uses the language of Victorian fiction in an otherworldly narrative of adventure, passion, and a distinctly vampiric coming of age.”

Bruce Woods is a professional writer and editor with more than 30 years experience in magazine publishing, having worked as editor of Mother Earth News and Alaska Magazine, among others, and has published both nonfiction and poetry books. He lives in Anchorage with his wife Mary Sonninchsen.

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