Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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Last week we promised great news about our new Executive Director and the unveiling of our Spring 2012 Literary Season.   First, the ED.  Since May 1, Deb Vanasse has been serving as 49 Writers Interim Executive Director.  While she loves this feisty little nonprofit, it has never been her intent to run it permanently.  Enter our dynamic board of … Read More

Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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Need a break from the holiday madness? Treat yourself to an evening at Café Felix, adjacent to Metro Books, where on Thursday, December 8 from 7-8:30 pm, our own Don Rearden will be featured in an informal talk on our collective literary obsession. Rearden, whose films have aired on TMC and Showtime, will share how he took a germ of … Read More

Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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Congratulations to our own Deb Vanasse, Program Director for 49 Writers, who is one of three winners in the Guide to Literary Agents “Dear Lucky Agent” contest for literary fiction. Agent judge Lindsey Clemons of Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents selected Deb based on an excerpt from her current novel-in-progress. The winners receive a free year of WritersMarket.com access as well as … Read More

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On Friday November 5th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Steve Kahn, The Hard Way Home and Anne Coray, Violet Transparent, will be signing for Raven’s Place First Friday series at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art, new home of the 49 Writers First Friday book signings. See Steve Kahn’s interview with Mariah Oxford right here earlier this week. Calling all … Read More

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One wrote a classic and controversial book on Alaska and has another, featuring former Governor Sarah Palin, in the works. The other’s Alaskan title is drawing huge interest and acclaim overseas. Sponsored by the 49 Alaska Writing Center, both authors are slated for readings at Metro Music and Books in Anchorage in the next two weeks. Joe McGinniss, author of … Read More

4.9 things writing teaches: a guest post by Ann Chandonnet

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Ann Chandonnet spent the prime of her life in Alaska (1965-66, 1973-2006) and now lives, gardens and writes in North Carolina where the locals call insignificant pimples on the landscape (600 feet for crying out loud) “mountains.” 1. Keep your day job. 2. Don’t expect the editors of little magazines to be grateful that your vocabulary is larger than theirs. … Read More

Deb: 49 Writers weekly round-up

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First off, let me say that we’ve got an amazing community of writers. You’re willing to pull on your overalls, roll up your sleeves, and plunge in to help with launch Alaska’s first-ever writing center. And though the building isn’t a done deal yet, we wanted to spend the first part of this week’s round-up filling you in on some … Read More

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Above: Agent Kendra Marcus of Bookstop Literary will be in Fairbanks on Monday, March 1 for a FREE session with writers. RSVP requested. Details below. That old expression of March coming in like a lion resonates with our writing community this year. March 1 is the opening day of our 49 Writers online book club discussion featuring Rock, Water, Wild, … Read More

49 Writers Weekly Round-Up

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We’re engaged in a flurry of year-end planning here at 49 Writers. We’ve enjoyed a great response to our call for featured authors for 2010; December 15 is the deadline for tossing your name in that hat. Watch for our new book advertising guidelines to be posted soon, along with news about possible workshops and manuscript critiques. In the meantime, … Read More