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What Snarky Oscar-Season Reviews Can Teach a Writer by Andromeda Romano-Lax

I’m picky about war novels and movies (don’t even get me started about sentimental or manipulative Holocaust stories). But when I watched All Quiet on the Western Front last week, I was emotionally moved and intellectually gratified. After the final credits rolled, I wasn’t ready to let the movie go—which is exactly what director Edward …

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Resolve: To Master Your Own Best Writing Practices by Andromeda Romano-Lax

If you’re like me, you’ve had an inbox stuffed in recent days by newsletters about people’s resolutions or theme words for the year, and following that, by a storm tide of articles claiming that resolutions are nonsense. Trust me, this post will not be (only) about writing resolutions. But first, can I vent some mild, …

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Wheels on Ice Combines Alaska Cycling History and Adventure: An Interview with Editor Jessica Cherry by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Alaska has a new anthology to enjoy this winter: Wheels on Ice, edited by Jessica Cherry and the late Frank Soos. The story behind this publication is bittersweet, given that Soos, a former Alaska Writer Laureate, long-time teacher and 49 Writers board member, died in a solo cycling accident before the book could be completed. …

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Reading & Conversation Series: Marybeth Holleman

Watch a recording of this event: READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: MARYBETH HOLLEMAN Recorded: Thursday, November 17 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Bio: Marybeth Holleman’s latest book is the poetry collection tender gravity. She’s also author of The Heart of the Sound, co-author of Among Wolves, and co-editor of Crosscurrents North, among others. …

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