Inspiration Series: Caroline Van Hemert

49 Writers Inspiration Series: Caroline Van Hemert Thursday, March 30 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom Inspiration is a 49 Writers series in which Writer Laureate Heather Lende will interview some of Alaska’s premier writers about their work, process, and the writing life. Caroline Van Hemert is an Alaskan author, adventurer, and wildlife […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Heather Aruffo

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: HEATHER ARUFFO Thursday, April 20 2023 | 6-7 PM Via Zoom Bio: Heather Aruffo is a writer based in Fairbanks. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In 2021, she was awarded the Pen/Robert J Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. Her work has appeared […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Kim Heacox

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: KIM HEACOX Monday, April 24 2023 | 7-8 PM Via Zoom Bio: Kim Heacox is best known for two of his books, The Only Kayak, a memoir (2005, 2020), and Jimmy Bluefeather, a novel (2015), both winners of the National Outdoor Book Award. And for his opinion pieces in The Guardian, […]

Live from Storyknife: April

LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE April 25 | 7 PM – 8 PM AKDT Via Zoom Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. Kia Corthron’s plays have premiered throughout the U.S. and in London. Her debut novel won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was […]

Anthropomorphia: Writers Giving Voice to Earth

Anthropomorphia: Writers Giving Voice to Earth with Mary Odden *This event is open to members and non-members* Saturday, May 6, 2023 IN-PERSON 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Z.J. Loussac Library, Anchorage Member Price: $105.00 Non-Member Price: $126.00 An exploration of how recent naturalists/writers express empathy with nature from inside […]

The Shrine of St. Therese Writing Retreat

WRITERS RETREAT AT THE SHRINE OF ST. THERESE The Shrine of St. Therese 21425 Glacier Highway Juneau, Alaska 5PM Thursday, May 18 - 11AM Sunday, May 21 $400 Members-only The Practice of Place: Reconnecting with Our Inner & Outer Landscapes through Mindful Walking & Writing  With guest poet, author, publisher, writing instructor and American Book […]

Live from Storyknife: May

LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE May 23 | 7 PM – 8 PM AKDT Via Zoom Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. Amber Blaeser-Wardzala is an Anishinaabe writer, beader, and fencer from White Earth Nation in Minnesota. A current MFA Candidate at Arizona State University, her […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Gerri Brightwell

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: GERRI BRIGHTWELL Thursday, May 25 2023 | 6-7 PM via Zoom Bio: Gerri Brightwell is a British writer who lives in Alaska. She is the author of the novels Dead of Winter (Salt, 2016), The Dark Lantern (Crown, 2008), and Cold Country (Duckworth, 2003). Her short work has appeared in many […]

Live from Storyknife: June

LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE June 20 | 7 PM – 8 PM AKDT Via Zoom Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. Kat Chow is the author of Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir, named a New York Times Notable Book of 2021. She was a reporter at NPR. […]

Live from Storyknife: July

LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE July 18 | 7 PM – 8 PM AKDT Via Zoom Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. As a survivor of the Columbine High School shooting, Krista Hanley (she/her) has turned her trauma into authentic advocacy. Her creative nonfiction writing has […]

Live from Storyknife: August

LIVE FROM STORYKNIFE August 22 | 7 PM – 8 PM AKDT Via Zoom Live from Storyknife is a monthly reading series featuring the guest residents of the Storyknife Writers Retreat. Leah Altman (Oglala Lakota) is a Native American transracial adoptee and was raised in the Portland area. She has written for several local and national publications, […]

Tutka Bay Author Reading: Amy E. Butcher – Anchorage

49 Writers Presents: A Reading Featuring Amy E. Butcher, Instructor for the 2023 Tutka Bay Writers Retreat This year’s featured instructor for the annual Tutka Bay Writers Retreat will present a reading in Anchorage before the retreat. This event is free and open to the public. Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 […]

Tutka Bay Author Reading: Amy E. Butcher – Homer

49 Writers Presents: A Reading Featuring Amy E. Butcher, Instructor for the 2023 Tutka Bay Writers Retreat This year’s featured instructor for the annual Tutka Bay Writers Retreat will present a reading in Homer the evening before the retreat. This event is free and open to the public. Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 6:00 PM […]

Tutka Bay Writers Retreat – 2023

Tutka Bay Lodge

13th annual 49 Writers Tutka Bay Writers Retreat featuring instruction by Amy E. Butcher - Applications open! September 15-17, 2023, at Tutka Bay Lodge. Amy Butcher is an award-winning essayist and author of Mothertrucker (Little A, 2021), a book that interrogates the realities of female fear, abusive relationships, and America’s quiet epidemic of intimate partner violence set against the […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Melinda Moustakis

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: MELINDA MOUSTAKIS Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom Bio: Melinda Moustakis is the author of the novel Homestead ( Flatiron Books 2023), which is about two unlikely homesteaders in 1950’s Alaska and based on her maternal grandparents who homesteaded in Point MacKenzie, Alaska. Her linked story collection Bear […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Sharon Emmerichs

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: SHARON EMMERICHS Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 7:00-8:00PM via Zoom       Bio: ​Sharon Emmerichs was born in Sweden to American parents and grew up in Wisconsin near Lake Michigan. She has been a writer all her life, from the time she scribbled ‘words’ and pictures on pieces of paper, […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Elyse Guttenberg

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: ELYSE GUTTENBERG Wednesday, May15, 2024 | 6:30-7:30PM via Zoom Bio: ​Elyse Guttenberg is the recipient of an Alaska State Council on the Arts Individual Fellowship in Literature and an Artists Initiative Award. Her first novel, Sunder, Eclipse, and Seed, (Penguin, 1990) was shortlisted for best first novel by the International Association […]

The Shrine of St. Therese Writing Retreat

WRITERS RETREAT AT THE SHRINE OF ST. THERESE The Shrine of St. Therese 21425 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK Thursday, June 6 - Saturday, June 8 Quieting the Mind, Opening the Senses, Freeing the Words This year’s mindful writing retreat at the beautiful Shrine of St. Therese offers an opportunity to quiet our busy minds and […]

Reading and Conversation Series: Monica Hall

READING AND CONVERSATION SERIES: MONICA HALL Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 6:30-7:30PM via Zoom Bio: ​Monica is a speaker, writer, coach, and entrepreneur. In addition to working as a business consultant, Monica has founded several companies, including an eponymous skincare line and a successful business centered on natural, chemical-free body care, and has worked in […]

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