49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Head out from the city, and the leaves are starting to turn. That can only mean one thing: it’s time to choose a title for our 49 Writers Fall Online Book Club discussion. Vote in the side bar to the right (below are links to descriptions and reviews of all nominated titles). Polling closes at 8 a.m. Monday, August 31, … Read More

49 writers weekly round-up

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Time’s running out: our Ode to a Dead Salmon contest ends at midnight tomorrow, Saturday, August 15. Check out the great entries we’ve received so far and send yours to debv@gci.net. It’s fun! It’s free! It’s easy! And you’ll have a chance to win an autographed Ray Troll t-shirt of your choice! Finalists will be announced early next week, with … Read More

49 writers weekly round-up

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The stinky entries for our Ode to a Dead Salmon contest keep rolling in. Remember you’ve got 8 days to submit your entry to debv@gci.net for a chance at an autographed Ray Troll t-shirt of your choice. Also, check out our 49 Writers Northern Favorites shelf in the sidebar to the right. We’ve added several new titles this week, and … Read More

49 writers weekly round-up

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As you head off to the Book Festival and the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference and the Last Frontier Theater Conference next week, remember that we’re looking for reports from attendees to share with our readers – maybe a wrap-up from a great session, inspiration imparted, or just your thoughts and musings. Send your contribution to lax@alaska.net. Congratulations to UAA MFA … Read More

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In his first post for the Anchorage Daily News online, new Alaska Voices blogger Bill Sherwonit reveals a fact that surprised me, even though I’ve known the Anchorage nature writer for well over a decade. Sherwonit says that up until his 40th birthday, he’d never imagined writing a book. Now he has 11 (with a 12th on the way) to … Read More

Living with Wildness: Q & A with Bill Sherwonit

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I sat down with Anchorage nature writer Bill Sherwonit at a local coffee shop a few weeks ago. He was just back from a 10-day solo trip in the Brooks Range, during which his tarp and tent had been “investigated” by an unseen grizzly — just one detail on an sometimes quiet and contemplative, sometimes challenging trip alone. I had … Read More

Doogan, Kantner and Sherwonit reviewed in the Press

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I’d spent the week ranting, as I often do, about the lack of book review coverage and general promotion opportunities for writers, when out comes the Anchorage Press Summer Books issue with three thoughtfully written reviews. About Kantner’s Shopping for Porcupine, an essay collection accompanied by photos, reviewer Krestia DeGeorge writes: “The writing here rings with the cadences of the … Read More