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.

Classes & Workshops

Affordable creative writing classes for writers at all levels - beginning, intermediate, and advanced.

Public Events

Connect with authors through a variety of 49 Writers events, readings and gatherings.

Become a Member

49 Writers provides numerous ways to engage with the literary community in and beyond Alaska.

Latest from the 49 Writers Blog

2022 Alaska Book Tour by Ken Waldman

If you’re reading this and have published books, you know the challenges of planning even a single book release event. Coordinating a tour is

Dad’s Writing by Kevin Holthaus

Below are a few comments from my perspective about my father, Gary Holthaus, and his writing life. His poetry of life was so expansive

Upcoming Events

Tue 16

Live from Storyknife: August

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sep 07
Sep 13

Inspirations Series: Paul Greci

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sep 22
Sep 23

Tutka Bay Writers Retreat – 2022

September 23 - September 25

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49 Writers Retreats

Small Creative Gatherings in a Large Beautiful State

Tutku Bay

Two days of instruction with acclaimed authors in a serene and contemplative setting.

The Shrine

Take time away and make progress on writing project with this generative writing retreat.

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