From the Archives: Dana Stabenow on Writing History

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When this post first ran back in 2009, bestselling author Dana Stabenow was in the process of writing the first novel in what became her Silk and Song trilogy, about Marco Polo’s granddaughter traveling the Silk Road west from 1322 to 1327, China to England. Now that she has just released the second book in the series, with the third coming … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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This is the time of year when we shift gears and start looking ahead to the next year of programming and beyond. It’s time to plan a whole new fall season, and we’re considering a variety of ways to provide a strong program of creative writing classes and author events in Anchorage and also in Southeast Alaska, where there has … 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

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Photo courtesy of Christina Whiting First of all, we’d like to express our appreciation to everyone who participated in last Friday’s Write-a-thon – a great time was had by all at Snow City Café as you created new work and raised money for 49 Writers! We’ll have a full report for you next week.  Special thanks go to MC Jonathan Bower for handling … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Don’t miss the very last 49 Writers event of 2013: a New Year’s Eve poetry reading by Joan Naviyuk Kane on Tuesday Dec. 31, 8pm, 120 West 11th Avenue, to mark the release of Hyperboreal, her second award-winning book. Joan will read selections from this new collection after we enjoy music from Alaskan songwriter Michael Howard. Doors open at 7pm. Thank you to 49 Writers … Read More

Linda: The Story Behind Storyknife Retreat in Homer

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Earlier this month, prolific author of the Kate Shugak series of mystery novels and Homer resident Dana Stabenow announced the launch of her campaign to raise $1 million to build Alaska’s only retreat for female writers, Storyknife Writers Retreat.  Storyknife will be only the second residency of its kind in the world. I met with Dana recently over a cup … Read More

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It’s hard to believe that AWP Boston has come and gone after the long build-up. Writers and literary groups around Alaska are already planning proposals for next year’s AWP Annual Conference and Bookfair in Seattle, February 26-March 1, 2014, which will feature Annie Proulx as the keynote. The proposal deadline is May 1, 2013. Although Alaska made a good showing … Read More

Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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The most exciting literary news this week is the publication of The Detour, the second novel of 49 Writers co-founder, Andromeda Romano-Lax, which takes place in Italy in the days leading up to World War II. Booklist calls it “a gently haunting work of subtle and surprising wisdom” and Library Journal describes the author as “singularly gifted.”  We wish Andromeda … Read More

Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

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Happy holidays!  In the sidebar to the right, we’ve left a couple of electronic gifts for you:  a link to a podcast of Deb’s “Crash Course: Characters” (powerpoint slides included) and a link to a post by Dana Stabenow about online book promotion. Last-minute shopping? You might consider a writing center gift certificate, or membership for a special literary someone on your … Read More