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We have just been notified that our application to participate in the Anchorage Centennial has been accepted! Anchorage Remembers: A Centennial Memoir Project is now an “Official Anchorage Centennial Event.” Beginning in fall 2013, 49 Writers will offer free memoir writing classes to help local residents, including senior citizens, transform their memories into compelling poetry and prose as a means … Read More

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We are excited to offer two special events this weekend featuring Homer author Eva Saulitis, who recently published Into Great Silence, described as “a moving portrait of the interconnectedness of humans with animals and place—and of the responsibility we have to protect them.” Tonight, Friday, March 22, 7pm, the Alaska Quarterly Review and 49 Writers are co-hosting a Reading & … 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

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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 is your final registration reminder for 49 Writers workshops beginning in the next 10 days: Building an Online Platform as a Writer (Lorena Knapp) on Saturday, October 27; Writing Wrongs (Creative Nonfiction with Jonathan Bower) on Saturday, November 3 and 10; Character: Fiction’s Master Key (Andromeda Romano-Lax) on November 6, 13 & 20); and, in Juneau, Writing in the … Read More

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At last a preview of our fall workshop schedule, which includes classes in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Palmer. Registration opens on August 31, when you will find full details posted on the website. We are delighted that some of your favorite instructors are returning to teach again, and that we have the opportunity to welcome some new faces to the 49 … Read More

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This is your final reminder about the Early Bird deadline for Tutka Bay Writers Retreat – after Tuesday, May 15, rates will go up for members and non-members alike. Register now to take advantage of this opportunity to study and discuss the art of writing with our retreat leader, visiting author Pam Houston. Remember too that we are currently accepting proposals … Read More

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Don’t miss the early bird deadline of May 15 for this year’s Tutka Bay Writers Retreat with award-winning author Pam Houston, September 7-9. If you have been planning to register, now is the time! Pam, who has embarked on an extensive book tour for her new novel Contents May Have Shifted, tells us she is really looking forward to returning … Read More

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Thank you to the twenty-five wonderful writers and readers who joined us at our inaugural reading and craft talk at Great Harvest Bread Company on Tuesday, on what turned out the be the perfect spring evening. Writer Mary Albanese read from her memoir, Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon, and  entertained and informed us with her story of writing the book about her adventures as as … Read More