Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

to all who turned out for our first 2012 Synergies, “Poemgrass: a Poet
and a Banjo,” with special thanks to poet Peggy Shumaker and musician
Robin Child as well as volunteer coordinators Jeremy Pataky and Susanna

up:  statewide Resolve to Write events, when we gather to share our
writing resolve for the new year.   In Anchorage, the event (members and
volunteers only) will be on January 20 at 7pm.  If you haven’t received
your email invitation, contact us at
49writers@gmail.com.  Not a member or volunteer yet?  Visit www.49writingcenter.org  to sign up today!

Eagle River writers, your event (open to all writers) is Friday, January 20 at 6:30pm at the home of Monica Devine (email monicadevine@gmail.com
to RSVP and for directions). In Homer, the event (open to all writers)
is on January 24 at 6pm at the Homer Library; we hear there will be plenty
of snacks for those who come straight from work.  

this year, our first Resolve to Write for young writers: WYAK hosts F
Magazine publisher Teeka Ballas and ASD senior Lauren Heyano for an
informal discussion on how to get started (and stay motivated), how to
fine-tune your work, and how to get your writing into print.  Bring your
own writing resolution, and you might win a door prize!  Young writers
of all ages are welcome: Friday, January 20, 4-5pm, Teen Underground,
Loussac Library.  If you’d like to Skype in from out of town, email

wish you could apprentice with a published writer, to get in-depth
critiques of your work and personalized advice on how to build your
career as a writer?  We’re now taking applications for Fiction
Apprenticeship with novelist Mattox Roesch. The Fiction Apprenticeship
is an individualized option for writers who need to dive into greater
depth and detail on their work. Over the course of eighty pages
(maximum) of fiction submissions, preferably broken into two or three
segments, participants will receive comments and a letter for each
submission as part of a conversation in growing both the work and the
writer. You’ll set goals for your writing and frame a conversation
based on finding a path toward those goals by the end of the exchanges,
to include at least two 30-minute sessions on the phone or in person. 
The program is open to three participants. Interested applicants should
send 20 page of his/her fiction project and a brief statement of goals
for his/her work to 
apprenticeship@49writingcenter.org by January 31

is brisk for our spring term.  From our “Publish and Promote” series to
plot, poetry, submissions, and more, we’ve got something for everyone.
 Make 2012 the year you get serious about writing!  Sign up today!

Applied for your PFD yet?  49
Writers has to wait one more year to be eligible for Alaska’s
Pick-Click-Give program, but don’t despair: you can pledge here
to support us when your dividend check comes in. We’ll remind you on or
about October 15, 2012 that your pledge is due. If you’re interested,
we’ve just uploaded financial files on the Stewardship page of our website.
Thanks so much for supporting 49 Writers/49 Alaska Writing Center, a 501c3 nonprofit.

For a comprehensive calendar of literary events throughout Alaska, visit http://www.alaskalitevents.com/.
Tomorrow, Saturday, January 14, 2pm, Glenn Shaw will be presenting and signing at Gulliver’s Books, 3525 College Rd, Fairbanks.

On Sunday, January 15 at 5pm,
VOICE Open Mic for folks aged 14-21 will take place at Kaladi Brothers
Coffee, 591 Parks Hwy, Wasilla. This meeting will feature the vocal
stylings of Allie Poe.

On Tuesday, January 17,
UAA faculty Sharon Chamard will facilitate a discussion on “Criminalizing
the Working Poor” as part of UAA/APU’s “Books of the Year” Conversation Salon
Series in partnership with Loussac Library: a series designed to give all
attendees the opportunity to discuss issues relevant to themselves. Loussac

usually held on the third Wednesday of each month, has been
canceled for January due to unfortunate circumstances. Stay tuned for a return
in February.

The Alaska Center for the Book will meet Thursday, January 19, 6pm at Loussac Library, 4th floor, Staff Conference

Artist and poet Sandy Gillespie will be offering a Journaling
workshop in January. It will consist of one evening meeting (Thursday, January 26, 6-8pm) and one
weekend meeting (Saturday, January 28,
. This is not a writing class, but an exploration of mark making and
meaning inherent in the act. Participants will make writings and journals as
art objects. Bunnell St. Gallery, Homer. Pay as you can sliding scale $25-75;
suggested $50.

to Interpretation: Intimate Landscapes” is currently open for submissions.
Visit their online gallery
to browse the selected photographs, write to one that inspires you (poetry or
prose) and submit by
March 29, 2012 ($10 fee per entry)

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