Gathering for Fifteen Years on Kachemak Bay

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 Gathering. Each June for the past 15 years, writers have been gathering at the tip of the Homer Spit for the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference. Fifteen years of keynote presenters like Maxine Hong Kingston, Billy Collins, Anne Lamott, Michael Cunningham, Barry Lopez, Naomi Shihab Nye, and just last year Andre Dubus III. This year’s keynoter is Natasha Trethewey, two-term United … Read More

Weekly Round-up of Alaska Writing News and Events

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For those of you not sauntering down the Homer spit for the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, there will be plenty of events to wet your literary whistle. Of course, when I say, “plenty of events,” I mean, “Go to Homer!” It may be summer, but we still have lots going on at 49 Writers. If you’re a member, watch for an e-vite … Read More

Erin Hollowell: Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

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As the morning light comes earlier each day, we all begin to think of summer. We order seeds. We plan fishing trips. We register for the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference and begin to dream of June when we’ll get to hang out with the most amazing writers assembled in one of the most beautiful places. Yep, it’s that time again. … Read More

Linda: Notes from Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference 2014, part three

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Courting Lightning Carol captures yours truly note-taking furiously This plenary session on inspiration and creating a writing life was moderated by Erin Coughlin Hollowell and featured panelists Kwame Dawes, Lee Martin, Eva Saulitis, and Sherry Simpson. Lee Martin kicked off the conversation by asserting that he believes more in perspiration than inspiration. However, there’s always something that brings him to … Read More

Linda: Notes from Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference 2014, part two

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Juneau members Maureen Longworth and Joan Pardes It’s hard to believe that the 2014 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is already winding down and will be over after lunch today. Last night culminated in a silent auction offering items from a variety of beautiful poetry broadsides to a kuspuk crafted by Debby Dahl Edwardson herself, followed by the second faculty reading, … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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And we’re off! As you read this, I’ll be heading south on the Seward Highway, keeping a keen eye open for other Homer-bound writers. Tonight, the 2014 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference opens at Land’s End Resort, and we look forward to a full schedule of workshops, writing circles, readings, and networking with friends old and new from around the state. … Read More

Lynn: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup!

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We’re post-equinox now in Alaska, and the increasing light boosts everyone’s energy. If you’re a writer itching to get out there and do something during these fabulous spring days, you’re in luck. There’s lots to do in Alaska, and beyond, in the upcoming weeks and months. Though she’s not exactly replaceable, I’m happy to fill in for Linda Ketchum for … Read More