Weekly Roundup of Writing Opportunities for May 6

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EVENTS IN ANCHORAGE Story Works Alaska: Youth Storytelling Saturday, May 7th, 2016, 7pm at 49th State Brewing Company Theatre 717 W 3rd Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501  Hear students from all across Anchorage share their wonderful stories on stage! Purchase tickets here. All proceeds benefit future story workshops beyond Anchorage. For questions please contact regan@storyworksak.org or blairanneh@gmail.com.  The Salmon Project is a co-sponsor for … Read More

Art Talk with Ron Spatz of the Alaska Quarterly Review

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This interview of Ron Spatz, editor-in-chief and founding editor of Alaska Quarterly Review was originally posted in 2011 on the Art Works Blog on the National Endowments for the Arts webpage. AQR is published by the University Alaska Anchorage and is without a doubt one of the nation’s best literary magazines, as noted by The Washington Post Book World. Art … Read More

Alaska Shorts: Visiting with AQR featuring Elizabeth Bradfield

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Throughout the next few months, we’ll be featuring excerpts of writing by Alaskans who’ve been published in Alaska Quarterly Review. AQR is published by the University Alaska Anchorage and is without a doubt one of the nation’s best literary magazines, as noted by The Washington Post Book World. Each issue of AQR is rich with fine writing and social consequence. … Read More

Alaska Shorts: Visiting With AQR, Featuring Peggy Shumaker

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Throughout the next few months, we’ll be featuring excerpts of writing by Alaskans who’ve been published in Alaska Quarterly Review. AQR is published by the University Alaska Anchorage and is without a doubt one of the nation’s best literary magazines, as noted by The Washington Post Book World. Each issue of AQR is rich with fine writing and social consequence. … Read More

Alaska Shorts: Visiting with AQR, Eva Saulitis featured

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Throughout the next few months, we’ll be featuring excerpts of writing by Alaskans who’ve been published in Alaska Quarterly Review. AQR is published by the University Alaska Anchorage and is without a doubt one of the nation’s best literary magazines, as noted by The Washington Post Book World. Each issue of AQR is rich with fine writing and social consequence. … 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

JT Torres: Lost and Found: On the Alaska Quarterly Review

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I started reading Alaska Quarterly Review as an undergraduate creative writing student at University of Central Florida. Yes, Central Florida. I’m not sure whether I found the journal or the journal found me. My childhood was filled with dreams of mountains, despite being raised in a state so flat the majority of it sat below sea-level. I could never explain … 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 Round-Up

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Thank you to author and columnist Elise Patkotak, who closed our spring Reading & Craft Talk last night at Great Harvest Bread Company by sharing her wit, wisdom—and serious side, as well as talking about her experiences with self-publishing. Thank you too to the couple dozen people who forsook the sunny spring evening outisde to support our author! Once again, … Read More