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.
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(Originally published in the Copper River Record April 28, 2022) At the end of dirt main street in McCarthy, an old wooden building stands
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In the 1980’s fur prices dropped. My girlfriend Stacey and I were living on the Kobuk River at my family’s old place, hauling wood,
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