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Rich Chiapponne: “Here’s How to Write”

In addition to being a wise and skilled fisherman, poet, novelist, and short story writer, Rich Chiapponne has helped a lot of MFA students learn …

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AVP 017: Erin Heist, Singer-Songwriter on her debut EP, “Another Rainy Day”

“Last year felt like we were all going through a bunch of rainy days,” Erin Heist told Active Voice host Katie Bausler. When the pandemic …

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Odd Cat by Dan Branch

The Montana weatherman promised near-high temperatures today. It’s mid-afternoon. If Miss Weather were right, I’d be inside the old ranch house, adjusting every fan to …

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Rich Chiappone’s new book, The Hunger of Crows: Two Late Bloomers Talk About Thrillers By Andromeda Romano-Lax

Rich Chiappone’s new book, The Hunger of Crows, will be published in November and is available now for pre-order. For the long-time Alaska writer, it …

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Taking Flight: Written by JT Torris, Reviewed by Dan Branch

In 2015, JT Torres was teaching developmental writing at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. The prior two years, he had lived in Colorado and Georgia alone while …

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Memorial Day by Dan Branch

It’s going to rain in Juneau on Memorial Day. It will rain the entire weekend. That won’t stop our local Toyota dealer from offering holiday …

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POV and Revision: Lessons from Harper Lee By Andromeda Romano-Lax

This blogpost originally appeared, in a different version, in 2015. But I’ve retrieved and adapted it here because I just talked to my agent today …

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Water Mask: New Nonfiction Book by Monica Devine, Reviewed by Dan Branch

I still haven’t taken a shower this rainy May morning. The coffee that I usually finish while it is still hot, has gone cold. Instead …

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Stampede, A New Book About Alaska by Brian Castner

Stampede In the Summer of 1980, when I was 29 and the love of my life was studying photography in Sweden, I got a call …

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