49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Welcome to Friday’s 49 Writers Weekly Roundup, where we post snippets on Alaskan reading and writing from the previous week, look ahead to the following week, and mix it up with other intiguing and newsworthy stuff. Contact us if you have something you’d like us to post here and/or in our ongoing calendar. Or post a comment. We really, really love comments. In fact, we’d love it if comment at 49 Writers made your shortlist of resolutions for 2009.

On Monday, Dec. 29, the Anchorage Daily News published a nice feature by Cinthia Richie on Alaska’s Writer Laureate Nancy Lord. We’d love to give you the link on the ADN site, but it doesn’t seem to be indexed there. Nancy or Cinthia, can you help us out?

As part of the First Friday arts festivities in Anchorage and in conjunction with the FREEZE Project and the Anchorage International Film Festival, three short films from the 2008 Anchorage International Film Festival will be screened tonight in Anchorage at the MTS Gallery, 3142 Mountain View Drive, from 7 – 9 p.m. The event is free.

On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act, making Alaska the 49th state, and (indirectly) making us 49 Writers. So it’s time to celebrate. In Anchorage, enjoy free music, entertainment, and exhibits from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, January 3, at the Dena’ina Center, the Egan Center, and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. At 8:15 p.m., take in the fireworks at Town Square. It will be cold, but isn’t that part of the fun of being Alaskan?

Alaska Geographic is soliciting stories of your real-life Alaskan travel adventures for their blog, Alaska Journal. There’s no pay, but stories may be shared with thousands of readers in their monthly e-newsletter, Waypoints. Also at Alaska Geographic, registration begins January 6 for Tom Walker’s Denali Field Journaling Seminar (Aug 7-9).

The Rasmuson Foundation will again award grants directly to Alaska artists to support the experimentation, reflection and concentration necessary to nurture and foster creative work. Individual Fellowships in the literary arts are available this year. The postmark deadline for applying for an Individual Artist Award is March 1, 2009. Application materials are available on the Foundation’s website, www.rasmuson.org.

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