Welcome to 49 Writers
A vibrant community of diverse Alaskan writers.
We are writers of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
We come together to learn, develop, and share common literary interests.
We preserve the stories of our lives through journaling, blogging and memoir.
We craft poetry and prose gracing the pages of national magazines and literary journals.
We enrich our communities with letters, articles and commentary.
Our books make the New York Times bestseller lists and are honored with international recognition.
We are Alaskan writers cultivated and encouraged by 49 Writers for more than a decade.
Please join us as we nurture the gift of the written word in this remarkable place in these unparalleled times.
Latest from the 49 Writers Blog
What Does a Fetal Heartbeat Sound Like? —a found poem Like feet running on wet sand. Like horses galloping horses like a hummingbird
Geese have always held a special place in my heart. My first story in my first Creative Writing class was about wounding a swan
Photo Caption: One of the hardest parts of the 70.3 triathlon: transitioning into the half-marathon, following the bike, with over two hours to go
A while back I wrote a piece on acceptances and rejections, and I just realized that I’d left something out: publications that occur without
49 Writers Retreats
Small Creative Gatherings in a Large Beautiful State