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
Rosy Posits Birds. Words. We search for both. Sometimes we find them. And occasionally they are rather good ones, subjectively at least. I like
This May 15-18 will mark the return of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference after a year’s hiatus. For nineteen years, the conference has brought
This blogpost, in slightly different form, appeared on the blog in 2016. The author has since resettled back in a northern clime, in Canada.
As the pandemic worsened in early 2020, Juneau’s Burn Thompson Writing Group, like so many others, shifted from in-person to ZOOM meetings. Our routine
Telling Tiny Tales: Flash Fictions and Mini Memoirs with Rich Chiappone & Justin Herrmann [Mar 13, 20, 27]
49 Writers Retreats
Small Creative Gatherings in a Large Beautiful State