Cole kicks off 2021 Author's Corner lecture series

May 28, 2021

Jeff Richardson

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning and the University of Alaska Press will host the Author’s Corner lecture series starting June 7.

This 11-week series will highlight the works of a variety of published authors at UA Press. Lectures can be viewed in person at 7 p.m. Mondays at the BP Design Theater, which is located on the fourth floor of the ELIF building on the UAF campus.

Masks are required for unvaccinated people attending the events. The lectures will also be webcast at and posted on the Summer Sessions website afterward at

The opening lecture will feature Fairbanks journalist and historian Dermot Cole discussing “Hard Driving: The 1908 Auto Race from New York to Paris,” on June 7. An outdoor reception will follow the lecture.

Other lectures in the 2021 series include:

June 14 – “Go Play Outside: Tips, Tricks, and Tales from the Trails,” Nancy Fresco

June 21 -  “Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska,” Katie Eberhart

June 28 -  “Ivory and Paper: Adventures in and Out of Time,” Ray Hudson

July 12 -  “I Thought There Would Be More Wolves,” Sara Ryan

July 19 -  “Water Mask,” Monica Devine

July 26 – “Whiteout,” Jessica Goodfellow

Aug. 2 – “Li Bai Rides a Celestial Dolphin Home,” Tom Sexton

Aug. 9 – “Cold Latitudes,” Rosemary McGuire

Aug. 16 – “Coming Out of Nowhere,” Linda Schandelmeier

Aug. 23 – “Alaska in the Progressive Age,” Thomas Alton

For more information, visit or call 907-474-7021.