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Cabin 135 — Reading and Discussion

University of Alaska Press and Fireside Books (Palmer, Alaska) sponsored a reading and discussion of my book, Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska. Due to the pandemic, the March 19, 2021 event occurred as a Zoom Webinar with an audience scattered across the U.S. — east coast to west coast, Alaska and Hawaii.

University of Alaska Press has shared the recording of this event and I have posted it on my YouTube channel and my Facebook Writer page. The recording lasts one hour. After the introductions, I read from several sections of Cabin 135. The second half of the event comprised a discussion of Cabin 135 with Peggy Shumaker, UA Press, Alaska Series Editor, as well as addressing questions from the audience.

Cabin 135 — Live reading and discussion on March 19

Hi everyone!
University of Alaska Press and Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska will be hosting an event on March 19 for my book “Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska.” This live event will include a book reading, discussion with Alaska Literary Series editor Peggy Shumaker, and Q&A.
Please consider attending!

Update — Where to find Cabin 135

Publishing update as of February 5, 2021: 

Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska  by Katie Eberhart was published December 15, 2020 by University of Alaska Press as part of the Alaska Literary Series.

Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska can be purchased at independent booksellers like Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska, Title Wave Books in Anchorage, Alaska, and Roundabout Books in Bend, Oregon—or the University of Chicago Press. Cabin 135 is also available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Please support your nearest independent bookseller.

Cabin 135 — The Writing Process

On my Nature & Literature blog, there’s a new post, Book versus Blog, where I consider the long process of writing Cabin 135, including a dive into the archives.

Book versus Blog references two older Nature & Literature posts: Procrastinations, Deletions, and Questions of Intent (2013) and Where Did the Last Year Go? (2016).

Publishing update as of January 25, 2021:

Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska was published in December 2020 by University of Alaska Press as part of the Alaska Literary Series. Cabin 135 can be purchased at independent booksellers like Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska and Roundabout Books in Bend, Oregon or ordered from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the University of Chicago Press.

Please support your nearest independent bookseller.

Review of Cabin 135 posted on Foreword Reviews

Foreword Reviews has posted a review of Cabin 135:

“Cabin 135 is Katie Eberhart’s contemplative account of several decades in Alaska, through which she both reflects on the past and on environmental changes that could impact the future….” (Read more at Foreword Reviews.)

The publishing date for Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska is set for December 15, 2020. Pre-ordering is available through most independent bookstores as well as Internet-based booksellers. (More info.)

Accordion Arrangements*

Composer, Mark Greathouse, has posted several of my arrangements of his compositions on SheetMusicPlus.com. The SMP page for each piece includes a description, preview of the score, and a recording.

Copy Cat – Accordion Duet

Copy Cat – Accordion Quartet

Copy Cat – Quartet for 2 Violins, Flute and Accordion

Copy Cat — Quartet for 2 Violins, Flute and Accordion is by turns lightheartedly playful, somber, and meditative. Variations touch on jazz, gypsy, and orchestral themes. The accordion provides rhythm and low register support. The violins draw out the themes often quite hauntingly but also with a section of lighthearted pizzicato. The flute part alternates between high melodies and mid-range countermelodies. This arrangement of Copy Cat is an intermediate piece that is entertaining and fun to play. 

Clown Dance – Accordion Trio

Kidding – Accordion Duet

*It’s strange to be mentioning ensemble music when “Zoom” meetings have replaced in-person rehearsals. We are, however, looking forward to better times in 2021.

In Print: “Vanishing Acts” and “Overture to Castelfidardo”

Much of my writing is framed by journeys, whether a walk at the edge of the Pacific surf (Vanishing Acts) or travel to the Pigini Accordion Factory in Italy.

Vanishing Acts, a poem, is included in the Fall 2014 issue of Windfall, A Journal of Poetry and Place. Windfall does not archive material online, but single copies can be ordered for $7.

Last spring, When my husband and I were planning a trip to northern Italy, we hadn’t planned to travel south along the Adriatic Coast and we had no idea that the birthplace of accordion manufacturing was in Italy’s Marche Region, east of Tuscany and Umbria and not included in our guidebooks. Traveling to new places, we repeatedly get lost, and traveling to Castelfidardo was no exception. 

Overture to Castelfidardo, an essay, is included in the Fall 2014 issue of Northwest Accordion News (print only).