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

Vacation Returns by Sean Ulman

As the year turns in Alaska, outdoor rituals mark shifting seasons.¬† Picking berries, harvesting gardens, splitting wood, first frost… Upon my family’s return from

Revising is Hard by Kellie Doherty

As writers one of the key elements of our craft that we all know (and sometimes love) is the revision process. For the uninitiated,

On Opinion Writing by Larry Persily

The first opinion piece I ever wrote for a newspaper was published on April 15, 1969. Unfortunately, it was disguised as a news story.

Upcoming Events

Dec 16

Reading and Conversation Series: Anne Coray

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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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