49 Writers

Tutka Bay Author Reading: Luis Alberto Urrea in Anchorage

Watch a recording of the event:   FALL 2022 LUIS ALBERTO URREA READING IN ANCHORAGE Recorded: Monday, September 26 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Wilda Marston Theater at Z.J. Loussac Library 3600 Denali St. Anchorage, AK Co-sponsored by Title Wave Books. Bio: Urrea, a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of …

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Training Our Brains to Value Effort—A Scientific Postscript for Writers by Andromeda Romano-Lax

This week I had a phone meeting about a writing project that has extremely long odds. The meeting itself was a blast. After the call ended, I kept checking in with my feelings, trying to imagine the disappointment I’d feel if the project fizzled. But no matter how I pressed and pinched, seeking anticipatory emotional …

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Spotlight on New Works: Profiles in Anthropological Praxis by Kerry D. Feldman and Phyllis A. Fast

An invited essay in applied anthropology, “Alan Boraas and Kahtnuht’ana Qenagu: Preserving and Renewing an Alaska Native Language” was published May 22, 2022 by Kerry D. Feldman and Phyllis A. Fast in Profiles in Anthropological Praxis: An International Casebook, ed. by Terry M. Redding and Charles C. Cheney. Excerpt: “The project (a Dena’ina language self-learning …

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Recovering Momentum: Remembering to “Touch” Your Work When Life Happens by Andromeda Romano-Lax

This week, I completed a 9-day DIY at-home writing retreat. My husband was out of town visiting a hospitalized family member, which gave me lots of time and space for the kind of purposefully unbalanced work marathon I’ve always needed, a few times per book.  I didn’t talk to myself out loud, but I did …

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Live from Storyknife: September

Watch a recording of the event: LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE Recorded: September 20 | 6 PM – 7 PM AKDT Via Zoom Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. Carolyn Forché’s most recent poetry book, In the Lateness of the World, was published in 2020 by Penguin Press and …

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49 Writers Inspiration Series: Paul Greci & Heather Lende

Watch a recording of the event: 49 Writers Inspiration Series: Paul Greci Recorded: Tuesday, September 13 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Inspiration is a 49 Writers series in which Writer Laureate Heather Lende will interview some of Alaska’s premier writers about their work, process, and the writing life. Paul Greci is the …

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Experiments in Comedic Writing by Andrea Staats

My friend Christi Chiello, one of the funniest human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing, recently posted a screenshot of a comment she’d received on an Instagram post: “I wouldn’t wanna live in a world where people are blind and clearly not intelligent enough to understand that women are scientifically less funny than …

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