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

A Tribute to Dan Branch

DANIEL NELSON BRANCH, age 70, died peacefully on January 5, 2022, at his home in Juneau. It can be a cliché to say a

An Interview with Playwright Julia Izumi

49 Writers had the honor of interviewing Julia Izumi, an award-winning playwright, Theater Alaska workshop instructor, and Brown University playwriting professor. Below, she shares

Upcoming Events

Feb 17

Reading and Conversation Series: Seth Kantner

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mar 17
Mar 26

Juneau Big Read

March 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Apr 02

We Hold Our Poems: Bringing a poem to life

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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