It’s happening: Alaskan authors appear on New York Times bestseller lists, win Whiting and Guggenheim awards, get translated around the world, and get listed as finalists for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Writers of diverse cultures and backgrounds come together in Alaska to learn, develop, and share common interests. That’s the Alaska that 49 Writers has cultivated and encouraged since our inception. Get involved at this exciting time as we nurture emerging and established writers in a place increasingly recognized as a home to literary excellence.

Hone your Creative Writing Skills

We offer affordable creative writing classes of interest to writers at all levels – beginning, intermediate, and advanced.

Join a Community of Writers

49 Writers provides numerous ways to engage with the literary community in and beyond Alaska.

Connect with Authors and Readers

Whether you are a writer or a reader, you can connect with authors through a variety of 49 Writers events, such as Crosscurrents or Reading & Craft Talks.