49 Writers Weekly Round-up

This is your
final registration reminder for 49 Writers workshops beginning in the next 10
days: Building an Online Platform as a Writer (Lorena Knapp) on Saturday,
October 27; Writing Wrongs (Creative Nonfiction with Jonathan Bower) on
November 3 and 10; Character:
Fiction’s Master Key (Andromeda Romano-Lax) on
November 6, 13 & 20); and, in Juneau, Writing in the Rain (Amy
O’Neill Houck),
November 3, 10 & 17. For more information and to register, click here.

Also, there
are just a few more days for young writers to submit their entries to “Ghosts
and Legends,” our first WYAK writing
contest of the year – deadline is October

The next 49
Writers Reading & Craft Talk takes place on November 14, 7:00 pm at Great Harvest Bread Company. Entitled “The
Art of Nonfiction: A Discussion of Writing Biography, History, and Memoir” it
will feature local author Kaylene Johnson, who has published in each of these areas.
Her talk will address the differences between them and address point of view,
inspiration and motivation, and how to find the story within the story.

Women of
Words, a weekly writers group, is looking for new members. The group has been
active for three years but recently lost several people who moved Outside. They
are a small and informal group, and consider supporting one another in writing
endeavors as important as doing critiques of each others’ work. Most, but not
all, members have been published. They
are looking for a few intermediate or advanced writers, and possibly one or two beginners. Nonfiction
(including memoir), fiction, and poetry welcome. Contact Stephanie at sajody@gmail.com.

F Magazine
has just announced its 3rd Annual Youth Arts Competition, including
a statewide youth writing competition. The winner receives a scholarship and
airfare to the 2013 Sitka Fine Arts Summer Camp. More
at the F Magazine website. The contest
deadline is January 20, 2013.

Can you
spare a few hours to volunteer at Loussac Library’s Teen Underground to assist
with their writing program? TU VISTA Candace Blas is looking for help with
organizing and leading teen workshops for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing
Month), November 1-30. If you are
interested, please contact her at BlasCM@ci.anchorage.ak.us. Thank you!

If you have
news to share of publishing success, a book signing, or any other literary
activity in your community, feel free to email us at 49writers@gmail.com and we’ll help to spread the word.

Tonight, Friday October 26,
and tomorrow night, Saturday October 27,
if you’re
in Homer head down to Islands and Ocean for the Alaskan debut of “Calling All
Polar Bears,” 
a one-woman show featuring Inupiaq interdisciplinary artist, Allison
Atkootchook Warden, whose roots are from Kaktovik, Alaska, a village in the
heart of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Calling All Polar Bears” uses rich storytelling with a wide cast of
characters, both people and animals, to illuminate the complexity surrounding
climate change and the push to extract resources from the Arctic regions.

Tickets at Bunnell and the Bookstore; Adults $15, 18 and under $8. All welcome,
pay as you can.

Starting tomorrow, Saturday, October 27,
10-12 noon
, Miranda Weiss will be teaching a four-week writing workshop, “Writing
Motherhood.” The topic of motherhood will be inspiration and ‘excuse’ for
creative writing, focusing mainly on personal essay and nonfiction techniques.
R.E.C. Room, 3957 Nielsen Circle, Homer. To register, or for more information,
contact writingmotherhood@gmail.com or call (907) 299 5550.

The Alaska Quarterly Review First Friday Series
will be hosted by Jitters Café (11401 Old Glenn Hwy, Eagle River, AK) on Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The
featured readings are selections from the Fall 2012 Thirtieth Anniversary edition of the Alaska
Quarterly Review. Musical Guest will be the UAA 2:30 Jazz Combo. 
Sponsored by the Alaska Quarterly Review, the AQR First Friday Series brings
together creative voices in visual, performing and literary arts.

Coming up at the UAA Bookstore: on Wednesday, November 8, 5:00-7:00pm, “Our Next Stage: The Alaska Native Playwrights
Project” This event is a panel discussion with project founder, Ed
Bourgeois, mentor and teacher, Jack Dalton, and playwrights Robin Lovelace, LM
Heitman-Bruce and Lucas Rowley. This event is sponsored with Alaska Center for
the Book, Diversity Action Council/UAA and the UAA Campus Bookstore  in celebration of Alaska Native American
Indian Heritage Month. Click here for a complete calendar of events at the UAA Bookstore

opportunity for playwrights: Blue Roses in NYC would like to present a short
reading of plays only by Alaskans: if you have a new short play that hasn’t yet
been produced or had a major reading, please send it to erma@duriko.com by November 15 for consideration in their Infusion series. Plays
should be fifteen minutes or less, and not have had a full production (Play Lab
readers and Overnighters are acceptable).

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