July 2020

Mini-Profile: Bob Armstrong

(Photo, Dan Branch) I first met Bob Armstrong on a sodden day in May. My dog and I were thirty miles north of Downtown Juneau on a tidal meadow that borders Eagle River. Low clouds obscured the surrounding mountains. The buds of early blooming wildflowers were clamped shut. Even the resident Canada geese were absent. …

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Reposting: Andromeda Romano-Lax—Editing and a Note on Hemingway

To celebrate the tenth year of 49 Writers’ existence and this blog, we are reposting  the work of earlier contributors. Today’s reposting was written by 49 Writers’ founding member, Andromeda Romano-Lax in July, 2011. She is the author of a nonfiction travel narrative and four novels, including Plum Rains, which was published in 2018. According to the …

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AVP 14: Vered Mares, Writers Block Bookstore and Cafe’

In 2018, Vered Mares and partners opened the Writer’s Block bookstore and café’ in Anchorage, Alaska. It quickly became a vital gathering space for writers and artists. Also since 2018, Katie Bausler has hosted this  49 Writers forum for exploration and discussion with writers and artists in these challenging and changing times. We’ve reached a last straw in …

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