Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Today:  Resolve to Write events, when we gather to share our writing resolve for the new
year.   We’ll kick off the fun with our first-ever Resolve to Write for young writers: join
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.  Young writers of all ages are welcome: today,
Friday, January 20, 4-5 pm, Teen Underground, Loussac Library.
The Anchorage event for members and volunteers will be tonight, January 20, at 7 pm.  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!  Unfortunately, the Eagle River event has been canceled due to lack of response.
In Homer, the Resolve to Write event (open to all writers) is on January 24 at 6 pm at the
Homer Library; we hear there will be plenty of snacks for those who come straight from
Registration is brisk for our spring term, which begins February 2.  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.  Our spring line-up includes our first course taught in Palmer, Writing Your Place (begins February 2) and a Fiction Apprenticeship with novelist Mattox Roesch. Open to three participants, the Fiction Apprenticeship is an individualized option for writers who need to dive into greater depth and detail on their work. Interested applicants should send 20 page of a fiction project and a brief statement of goals for their work to apprenticeship@49writingcenter.org by January 31
One change to the spring course schedule: Copyright Basics with John McKay will be on
February 18 rather than March 24.
For a comprehensive calendar of literary events throughout Alaska, visit
Tonight, Friday January 20, 7pm, Ray Troll and Dr Kirk Johnson will be presenting and signing books at Gulliver’s Books, 3525 College Rd, Fairbanks. Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway follows paleontologist Johnson and artist Troll as they drive across the American West in search of fossils.
Tomorrow, Saturday January 21, at 10.30am, Jim Fowler will give a presentation on The Art of Book Illustration at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Artist, book illustrator, educator, Fowler has illustrated over a dozen children’s books. 
F Magazine congratulates the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Winners. They will be holding an awards ceremony for the Scholastic (grades 7-12) Art and Writing Gold and Silver Key winners from around the state tomorrow, Saturday, January 21, 4pm,  at Out North Contemporary Art House, 3800 Debarr Rd, Anchorage. The winning art pieces will be on display and the top five writing pieces will be read aloud by local actors. The even will be recorded and broadcast on KACN TV statewide, and streamed on kacntv.com and fhideout.org for later viewing. 
Also, the 10 American Visions and Voices Nominees will be announced at this event. These students will go on to compete nationally for both recognition and scholarship money. The American Visions and Voices Nominees will be published in the April 2012 issue of F Magazine. For more information, contact Teeka Ballas  (907) 244 6252.
On Wednesday, January 25, 5-7pm, at UAA Campus Bookstore, Dawn and Mark Bonfield present “Occupy Anchorage, the US and the World”–Come learn about the principles behind the Occupy movement and why it is a global phenomenon. Free and open to the public. This event is held in honor of Ruth Sheridan and UAA Alaska Civil Rights Month. See www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore for more information.
On Thursday, January 26, 7.30pm,  UAA Student Activities presents 2012’s MLK Speaker for Civil Rights Month, Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of New York Times bestseller, The Warmth of Other Suns. This book brings to life one of the greatest underreported stories of the 20th Century, a migration that reshaped modern America. Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage.
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