49 Writers

Guest Blogger Kathleen Witkowska Tarr | A Harvest of Wisdom—Lessons from a First Book

A Harvest of Wisdom—Lessons from a First Book I signed the contract for my first book in an east Anchorage home exactly one year and ten months ago, on December 16, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. in the middle of a Christmas party while nervously sitting in the host couple’s master bedroom. During the holiday cheer …

Guest Blogger Kathleen Witkowska Tarr | A Harvest of Wisdom—Lessons from a First Book Read More »

Literary Roundup | October 13-26, 2017

Our upcoming season of workshops, classes, Reading & Craft Talk Series and Crosscurrents events, and special events is mostly up on online. Registration is open for classes in Anchorage and Fairbanks! Congrats to Seth Kantner, recipient of a 2017 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant! Congratulations to current and former 49 Writers board members Matthew Komatsu and Don Rearden, as …

Literary Roundup | October 13-26, 2017 Read More »

AQR @35 | EDITOR’S NOTE: 35th Anniversary, by Ronald Spatz

This is the first in a series of four posts honoring Alaska Quarterly Review‘s 35th Anniversary. ~ 49 Writers, Inc. EDITOR’S NOTE: 35th Anniversary By Ronald Spatz, Co-founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief Alaska Quarterly Review It took Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR) 37 years to reach this 35th season. If that math seems strange, we’re counting the …

AQR @35 | EDITOR’S NOTE: 35th Anniversary, by Ronald Spatz Read More »

Guest Blogger Kathleen Witkowska Tarr | Listening to a Literary Monk

Listening to a Literary Monk: Balancing Writing with Silence Thomas Merton chose to live on the margins. As an isolated Trappist monk, he joined a strict and austere religious order as a deep and profound act of cultural resistance. He entered the Abbey of Gethsemani on December 10, 1941 at age 26, a newly confirmed …

Guest Blogger Kathleen Witkowska Tarr | Listening to a Literary Monk Read More »

Literary Roundup | September 29-October 12, 2017

Have news, events, or opportunities you’d like to see listed here? Email details to info (at) 49writers.org, preferably with “Roundup” as the subject. Items might get edited for length. Your message must be received by close of business the Wednesday before the roundup is scheduled to run at the latest. Unless your event falls in the “Opportunities and …

Literary Roundup | September 29-October 12, 2017 Read More »

Active Voice | Richard Chiappone: Whoever Fights Monsters

Our Active Voice: Writers Respond series asks Alaska writers to explore how current events and issues are shaping their work and their perspective on the state of our democratic values of justice, freedom, equality, and liberty. The most important role in Active Voice is yours: we want to hear from you. Do you like a post, …

Active Voice | Richard Chiappone: Whoever Fights Monsters Read More »

Literary Roundup | September 29-October 12, 2017

Have news, events, or opportunities you’d like to see listed here? Email details to info (at) 49writers.org, preferably with “Roundup” as the subject. Items might get edited for length. Your message must be received by close of business the Wednesday before the roundup is scheduled to run at the latest. Unless your event falls in the “Opportunities and …

Literary Roundup | September 29-October 12, 2017 Read More »

Literary Roundup | September 1-14, 2017

Have news, events, or opportunities you’d like to see listed here? Email details to info (at) 49writers.org, preferably with “Roundup” as the subject. Items might get edited for length. Your message must be received by close of business the Wednesday before the roundup is scheduled to run at the latest. Unless your event falls in the “Opportunities and …

Literary Roundup | September 1-14, 2017 Read More »

Active Voice: Writers Respond | Erin Coughlin Hollowell

As summer turns to winter in Alaska, with a brief interlude long enough to weigh three-quarter ton pumpkins in Palmer that some might call fall, we are excited to announce the return of the blog series Active Voice: Writers Respond, a forum for Alaska writers to respond to current events and controversies on the national …

Active Voice: Writers Respond | Erin Coughlin Hollowell Read More »

Scroll to Top