Marivi Soliven ​| Blending the Other into Dialogue

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Marivi Soliven is visiting Anchorage Sept. 24 – 28 through an author exchange program sponsored by Adventures by the Book. In partnership with the Alaska Writers Guild, 49 Writers is featuring these visiting authors in workshops at the AWG conference on Saturday, Sept. 24 and also at a members-only salon event on Sunday, Sept. 25. Candlewick Press recently postponed the release of e. E. Charlton-Trujillo’s … Read More

Kitty Morse | From Casablanca to Anchorage

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Kitty Morse is visiting Anchorage Sept. 24 – 28, 2016 through an author exchange program sponsored by Adventures by the Book. In partnership with the Alaska Writers Guild, 49 Writers is featuring these visiting authors in workshops at the AWG conference on Saturday, Sept. 24 and also at a members-only salon event on Sunday, Sept. 25. Kitty will also conduct a special program called “Sprinkle … Read More

Susan McBeth | Connecting People and Communities Through Books

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Susan McBeth is part of a group of authors who will visit Anchorage Sept. 24-28, 2016 through an author exchange program sponsored by Adventures by the Book. In partnership with the Alaska Writers Guild, 49 Writers is featuring these visiting authors in workshops at the AWGconference on Saturday, Sept. 24 and also at a members-only salon event on Sunday, Sept. 25.  “The world is … Read More

Weekly Roundup of News and Events

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The 49 Writers elves are hard at work behind the scenes in their quest to bring you the gift of a sensational spring season! We will announce the full schedule here next week and open registration on December 28. Meanwhile, we can tell you that the lineup includes a new course in spiritual writing from Kathleen Tarr, whose class two … 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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By the time you read this I’ll be in Homer, waiting to meet up with the very diverse and accomplished group of poets and memoirists who will be participating in this year’s Tutka Bay Writers Retreat led by distinguished poet Carolyn Forché. We’ll bring you a full report next week, and post a photo album to the 49 Writers Facebook … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Our initial elation at Monday’s news that the months-long prioritization process at UAA has determined that the university should invest more resources in arts, languages, and humanities was quickly overshadowed by their conclusion that the Alaska Quarterly Review is one of the non-academic programs needing “further review, consideration for reduction or phase out.” Say it ain’t so! Over the last … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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This week saw the last of our 2014 Resolve to Write gatherings and the first get-together of 49 Writers members and other writers in Mat-Su. Members from Houston, Wasilla, Chickaloon, and Palmer gathered at the welcoming home of Debra McKinney and Paul Morley for an informal potluck and to share of the joys and challenges of the writing life. We … Read More

49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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These days it seems there are Alaska author successes to report every week, a most encouraging trend that we hope is here to stay. Read Michael Dirda’s glowing review of Don Rearden’s The Raven’s Gift in Wednesday’s Washington Post, and then stop by the DeBarr Costco tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 17, 1-3pm to buy a copy or just say “Hi!” to Don. We … Read More