Beyond the Book Launch: San Diego – Anchorage Author Exchange

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Exchange Authors: Front row, L to R: Kitty Morse, Kenna Jones. Middle row, L to R: Susan McBeth, Debbie Moderow, Marivi Solivan, Marybeth Holleman, Deb Vanasse. Back row, L to R: Kaylene Johnson, Kathi Diamant. Camel is a longstanding fixture at the Moroccan-style home of Kitty Morse. Does there exist anywhere an author who suffers from too many readers? Um, … Read More

Marybeth Holleman: How Wilderness Inspires Art

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On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act, guest blogger Marybeth Holleman shares her thoughts on the inspiration she finds in wilderness. Fresh out of college, I visited my older sister, a ceramic artist teaching in West Virginia. She beckoned me to her yard to see her latest creation—a six-foot oblong curved shape, slightly hollow in the … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Many thanks to all the writers who submitted to the Anchorage Remembers anthology! We received more than 40 stories, which the selection committee will start reviewing soon. The majority of those stories came from writers who participated in one of the four memoir workshop series offered by this official Centennial project. Stay tuned for details, and to see story excerpts … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Moderator and panelists for Home/Land: Peggy Shumaker, Scott Russell Sanders, Debby Dahl Edwardson, Eowyn Ivey, Richard Chiappone Yes, Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is over. For four intense pre-solstice days, 150 writers soaked up the wisdom of faculty, made new writing friends and caught up with old, enjoyed a variety of readings from aspiring and established writers, generated the beginnings of … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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As you read this, I’m heading overseas on a personal working holiday (with opportunities to promote Alaskan writers) in Austria (which has no kangaroos: they even sell a postcard asserting this). The adventure will culminate in a weekend in Krakow with none other than Alaskan writer Kathleen Tarr. While I’m gone, the roundup will be in the very capable hands … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Wednesday Crosscurrents event featuring Sherry Simpson and Christine Byl—we were treated to a fascinating conversation on the topic of Essaying Alaska: Beyond Images of the Last Frontier and what it means to write authentically about this place we love and call home. Special thanks to our two amazing authors, and to … Read More

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FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 6-10:30pm. It’s Write-a-thon time! Save the date and get the details here. This is our premiere fundraising event of the year and a great way to show your support for the literary arts in Alaska, while working on your own contribution to the state’s growing body of literature! It was such a treat to attend last night’s Reading … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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The board of 49 Writers is delighted to welcome two new members from Juneau, Joan Pardes and Katrina Pearson. Board president Don Rearden speaks for all of us when he says, “We’re excited to add Joan and Katrina to our ranks for so many reasons, including the incredible breadth of experience and knowledge they’ll bring to our organization.” Joan has … Read More

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Thank you to Marybeth Holleman for her absorbing reading and craft talk last night at Great Harvest Bread Company–and for bringing the important life’s work of Gordon Haber to a wider audience, when it could have so easily been consigned to obscurity. The research of this determined and passionate scientist found its way to an equally determined and passionate writer: … Read More