From Our Archives: Author Interview with Bill Streever

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“I am sorry to say that ordinary scientific books are in nearly every case written by men who have no capacity to explain anything.” Anchorage author Bill Streever set out in part to defy this assertion by Thomas Edison, writing a book on ordinary topic that has proved to be anything but ordinary. In fact, since hitting the shelves a … Read More

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Once again we are indebted to Sandra Kleven for organizing this year’s Poets in Winter dialogue on the 49 Writers blog last weekend, and to Vivian Faith Prescott for her assistance in promoting the event and for contributing to the conversation. Many thanks to our two featured poets, Emily Wall and John Morgan, for participating. Do check out the discussion … Read More

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It was standing room only at Bill Streever’s Reading & Craft Talk on Wednesday night at Great Harvest Bread Company. New York Times best-selling author Streever (Cold) discussed the writing process for his just-published book Heat, from inspiration to final edits, and made a persuasive case for the endnote. We were delighted to see such a great turnout from an … Read More

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This semester, 49 Writers is offering classes in Anchorage, Juneau, and Palmer. Our thanks go to the Juneau Empire for spreading the word there! Sign up to avoid disappointment; registrations are coming in daily. If you want to focus in-depth on one piece of work or one aspect of your writing, don’t miss the opportunity to apply for one of … Read More

49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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There’s still time to make a year-end financial gift to 49 Writers! The direct support we receive from the community ensures we can continue offering our programs and activities, and we hope you will enjoy the classes and events that we have planned for you in 2013. It’s easy to donate online – just click here!Just a few more days … Read More

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Best wishes of the season to all our blog followers! We hope your winter break with family and friends is both relaxing and restoring.As the year draws to a close, take a moment to put our January events on your calendar. On January 1, we open registration for our spring semester. Although spring might seem rather remote from current reality, … Read More

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Sue Pope reads from her essay about birding in Bhutan Writers are made of stern stuff! Despite the frigid temperatures around town on Wednesday, a trusty band of students from this year’s workshops turned out to share their writing at our Indigo Tea Lounge gathering. We heard descriptions of the sensory pleasures of St. Thomas and the allure of the … Read More

Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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Mingling with more than 9,500 other writers at the sold-out Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference on Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive is an experience to remember (not to mention bouncing from table to table at the enormous bookfair like a kid in a candy store, discovering quirky literary journals you never even knew existed). Despite the overwhelming size and … Read More

Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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Hard to believe, but our 49 Writers Fall 2011 Literary Season is winding down.  We’ll celebrate the great work of our students and others at a 49 Writers Open Mic on Thursday, November 10, 7-9 pm at the 49 Writers’ Cafe at Out North Contemporary Art House at 3800 De Barr Road in Anchorage. If you are interested in reading, email 49WritersOpenMic@gmail.com.  Include your … Read More

Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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It’s official!  Our totally cool and totally free “Your Alaska Online Travel ‘Zine” workshop for writers ages 12-15 will be held at the equally cool Teen Underground center at the Anchorage Loussac Library.  Our thanks to the Loussac Youth Services library staff and to East Coast travel writer Jenna Schnuer for this great opportunity, as well as to our Raven … Read More