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Your Membership is Essential

Because we are a community-supported nonprofit, your contributions play a vital part in providing creative writing workshops, bringing author events to your community, maintaining the 49 Writers blog, and more—not to mention building a community of writers across the state.

Who hears the rippling of rivers will not utterly despair of anything.

-Thoreau

Membership Levels

This category, which offers a 20% discount from basic membership fees, is for full-time students, active members of the military, seniors aged 65 or older, or AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers.

Southcentral Alaska’s Matanuska River is named for the glacier in the Chugach Mountains where it originates. Members at this Donor level receive acknowledgment in our newsletter and on our website plus discounts at participating businesses.

Northwestern Alaska’s Kobuk River is one of our longest rivers, flowing through the Arctic where summer is brief and winter is long—perfect for the writing life. Members at this Donor level receive acknowledgment in our newsletter and on our website, discounts at participating businesses, and a 49 Writers logo notebook
The Stikine River begins in Canada and reaches the sea in Southeast Alaska. This 369-mile-long international river has a pristine, diverse, and wild watershed the size of Switzerland. Members at this Donor level receive acknowledgment in our newsletter and on our website, discounts at participating businesses, and a book by an Alaskan author who has taught or presented a reading for 49 Writers.
The Stikine River begins in Canada and reaches the sea in Southeast Alaska. This 369-mile-long international river has a pristine, diverse, and wild watershed the size of Switzerland. Members at this Donor level receive acknowledgment in our newsletter and on our website, discounts at participating businesses, and a book by an Alaskan author who has taught or presented a reading for 49 Writers.
The Copper River flows from the Wrangell Mountains in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park into the Gulf of Alaska and is renowned for its wild salmon and migrations of shorebirds. Members at this Donor level receive acknowledgment in our newsletter and on our website, discounts at participating businesses, and a one-year subscription to Alaska Quarterly Review.
The Yukon River flows from Alaska’s eastern border across the Interior to the Bering Sea, and is one of the largest rivers in the world. The generosity of Yukon donors directly fosters the artistic development of writers throughout Alaska and strengthens Alaska’s unique writing community. Members at the Donor level receive acknowledgment in our newsletter and on our website, discounts at participating businesses, and admission to the annual Winter Words fundraising reception with notable Alaskan authors.

It's Easy to Join

You can join by credit card. You can also mail a check to 49 Writers, Inc. at PO Box 140014, Anchorage, AK 99514-0014. Membership is good for 12 months through the month in which you join or renew. For example, if you make your payment on December 15, 2020, your membership is valid through December 2021.

49 Writers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Since we offer member discounts, check with a tax consultant to determine whether all or a portion of your membership payment might be tax-deductible.

If you wish to pay your membership over time, you can pay in monthly installments of the same amount. To select this option, simply designate the monthly amount and check the “Make this a monthly payment” box while checking out.

Basic Membership Benefits

Members are entitled to receive discounts for paid programs such as classes, workshops, and the Tutka Bay Writers Retreat; to participate in members-only events and writing opportunities; to contribute content to members-only writing initiatives; and to register for members-only generative retreats.

Expand Your Support: Join at a Donor Level

While basic membership fees help sustain the work we do to build and support an active writing community in Alaska, they do not begin to cover all of the expenses we incur. Financial contributions beyond basic fees are vital to ensuring that our programming and services continue, and we urge our you to consider a donor-level membership. Donor-level memberships begin at the $100 Kobuk level and are named for the great rivers of Alaska because, like the rivers, they sustain us. Donor-level members receive public acknowledgment and 49 Writers logo gifts in appreciation for their generous support.

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Additional Ways to Support 49 Writers

If you receive a Permanent Fund Dividend, please donate to us annually through Pick.Click.Give in addition to your annual membership donation. If you shop at Fred Meyer, sign up for their Fred Meyer Community Rewards program and a percentage of your purchases will go to 49 Writers (non-profit #93933). Thank you for your valued support!
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