Weekly Roundup of Writing Opportunities for August 14

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49 Writers is seeking two “blitz team” volunteers, one to hang fliers in six Eagle River locations and one to hang fliers in five Spenard locations. Fliers arrive by mail to be posted two to three weeks in advance of our signature events. Willing to help? Email 49writers (at) gmail.com. On Sunday, August 16, the 49 Writers Fall Class schedule for … Read More

Deb: The Cost of Book Promotion

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Spend a little time around published authors and you’re certain to hear this common lament: Regardless of how you publish, it’s tough to get your book noticed. Once the launch window passes—generally within three months (or less) of the book’s release, reader and publisher interest wanes. Authors are a tenacious bunch, committed to seeing a project through to its finish, … Read More

Weekly Roundup of Writing Opportunities for August 7

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The weather continues to be beautiful and it is hard to stay inside. Nevertheless, exciting events held inside are waiting for us too.  Here are some offered to us this week. Alaska Book Week will soon be upon us scheduled for Oct. 3 -11. We would like to invite everyone to sign up by clicking the participation form on the right side … Read More

Authors Wanted: Alaska Book Week

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Summer is passing by fast, which means that Alaska Book Week will soon be upon us! We would like to invite everyone to sign up for Alaska Book Week by clicking the participation form (via the ABW logo) on the right side of this website. Once you submit your form, the coordinator will be in contact with you soon. We … Read More

How We’re Making Our Way in the Big World of Books

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Four years ago, it was nothing more than a good idea: set aside one week a year to celebrate Alaska books. With the help of some incredible volunteers and the support of generous sponsors, Alaska Book Week was born. When we first began, we timed the week-long celebration so as not to conflict with the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Thoughtful conversation from Sherry Simpson & Ernestine Hayes and engaged audiences in each community Thank you to the many partners, writers, and readers who contributed to the success of our recent Crosscurrents Southeast program in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Craig. More than 200 people participated in nine community events, and it was wonderful to meet such a variety of Alaskans … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Juneau participants in Autogeography writing workshop with Sherry Simpson What a week it’s been, taking our Crosscurrents Southeast program of author events and creative writing classes to Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan and connecting with writers and lovers of books in the rainforest region of the state (yes, it has rained every single day but that hasn’t diminished our enthusiasm). The … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Have you enjoyed reading this blog over the last year? Do you look forward to this weekly compilation of literary news and events from around the state? More than 100 Alaskan authors have contributed content in the form of monthly guest blogger stints, opinion pieces on topical issues, interviews, and more. The 49 Writers blog also offers you the opportunity … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Most of us are still on a high from the Tutka Bay Writers Retreat last weekend with poet Carolyn Forché. It was an unforgettable learning experience and many participants generated strong new work in the form of poetry and memoir prose. Carolyn’s teaching focused us and inspired us to find new ways to create and to look at work in … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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At summer’s height, like most Alaskans the staff and board at 49 Writers are making the most of the season, whether traveling out of state, enjoying its great outdoors, or catching up with friends and family. The pie chart below (which popped up on Facebook this week) illustrates clearly why emails have dried up to a trickle, the phone is … Read More