Year: 2017

Guest Blogger Meagan Macvie | Publishing (and Learning) with Ooligan Press

This is the final post from our December guest blogger Meagan Macvie. 49 Writers was pleased to sponsor Meagan’s southcentral Alaska book tour this month. I was nearly forty when I got serious about writing creatively, and once committed, I did so with a fierce urgency. I left full-time employment, joined writing groups, attended conferences, …

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Guest Blogger Meagan Macvie | A Certain Necessary Faith

The first time I visited New York City, people asked me (after I revealed I was from Alaska) if I’d ever lived in an igloo. The truth disappointed them. I’d never even seen a real house made of ice. An igloo would’ve been much more exciting than our unremarkable middle-class house on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. …

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Spotlight on Alaska Books | Court of Twilight by Mareth Griffith

The cold was back with a vengeance; she almost expected to see her breath hanging in the air like a frosted cloud. Very carefully, Ivy looked around the room, peering into the corners and shadows. She only saw her various twinned shadows twitching as she turned her head, tiny whirlpools of dust spinning at her …

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Active Voice | Barbara Hood: Stand in the Cold for Human Rights

This piece was originally published in Anchorage Daily News and is reprinted here in our Active Voice series with permission.  In the wake of World War II, as the extent of Nazi atrocities came to light, many nations of the world came together to articulate the basic rights of all human beings. The Universal Declaration …

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