Jeremy Pataky | Our Creative Community

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I left McCarthy late last week, Juneau-bound for 49 Writers meetings. With other stops along the way, it’s proven to be an inspiring whirlwind. I head back to the Wrangells filled up by this huge place full of creative, hardworking artists, where even the distances that separate us are wild and beautiful. I arrived in Anchorage after the release party … Read More

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Photo courtesy of Lila Vogt Yes, the fall season of author events is officially over and plans are already underway for the spring program! Thank you to the warm crowd who turned out last night at Great Harvest Bread to hear Anchorage author Lee Goodman read from his new work and talk about his attempt as a writer to attain … Read More

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s membership drive! You helped us to meet and exceed our goal of 100 new members in 2014–we’re at 106 and counting. We also appreciate the support of everyone who donated part of their Permanent Fund Dividend to 49 Writers this year through Pick.Click. Give., our first time participating in the program. … Read More

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Are you our next Executive Director? Applications close at 5pm today. 49 Writers is seeking a visionary and detail-oriented executive director to take over from Linda Ketchum when she departs Alaska to travel and write. For the job description and information on how to apply, visit the 49 Writers website or click the logo at the top of the blog sidebar. Flexible hours … Read More

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A Message from Don Rearden, 49 Writers Board President It’s hard for me to believe that five years ago I sat across from Andromeda Romano-Lax and Deb Vanasse at a Kaladi Brothers table, sipping a mocha, listening to them pitch to me their shared vision for a statewide writing organization. Already over my head with work and my own writing … Read More

How We’re Making Our Way in the Big World of Books

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Four years ago, it was nothing more than a good idea: set aside one week a year to celebrate Alaska books. With the help of some incredible volunteers and the support of generous sponsors, Alaska Book Week was born. When we first began, we timed the week-long celebration so as not to conflict with the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Thoughtful conversation from Sherry Simpson & Ernestine Hayes and engaged audiences in each community Thank you to the many partners, writers, and readers who contributed to the success of our recent Crosscurrents Southeast program in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Craig. More than 200 people participated in nine community events, and it was wonderful to meet such a variety of Alaskans … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Juneau participants in Autogeography writing workshop with Sherry Simpson What a week it’s been, taking our Crosscurrents Southeast program of author events and creative writing classes to Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan and connecting with writers and lovers of books in the rainforest region of the state (yes, it has rained every single day but that hasn’t diminished our enthusiasm). The … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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As summer draws to a close, our thoughts turn to winter writing projects that will sustain us through the long, dark days. The new schedule of creative writing classes at 49 Writers is designed to both inspire and encourage you, while you hone your writerly skills and re-connect to your literary community. The Anchorage season kicks off October 1 and … Read More