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Seventeen minutes By Andromeda Romano-Lax

Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog, wrote that bestseller 17 minutes at a time. Employed as a teacher, and also …

About Frank, About the Garden By Mary Odden

The day before a frost hit our garden, August 19, our friend Frank Soos was killed in a one-person bike accident on a road in …

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IN MEMORIAM: FRANK SOOS (1950-2021)

At 49 Writers, we are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Frank Soos, beloved board member and program chair, whose contributions to Alaska’s writing …

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What I learned from failing this month by Andromeda Romano-Lax : 暴腮龙门 Exposing gills under the Dragon Gate

I just experienced a learning failure that makes me feel like a fish exposed to the air. That wasn’t really the first metaphor that came …

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Where’s The Paper, by Dan Branch, Juneau

It’s been more than seven days since we last received a Juneau Empire paper. It’s been a week since the newspaper’s delivery person has driven …

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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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