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
Stampede In the Summer of 1980, when I was 29 and the love of my life was studying photography in Sweden, I got a
Keema Waterfield’s Inside Passage (Green Writers Press, forthcoming spring 2021) is a memoir chronicling her peripatetic childhood “chasing music with her twenty-year-old mother
PROLONGED WINTER By Sondra Porter, Trapper Creek I am waiting, impatiently, six feet behind a man Who drones on, “Spring is early, won’t
RUSTED LUMPS OF LUCK By Wendy Brooker, Wasilla Rusted lumps of luck dwell deep in horseshoe iron Welcome chance and charm
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