Recorded Events

Intentions: Setting a Creative Path for the New Year with Heather Lende

Recorded: Thursday, January 13 2022 | 6 PM – 7 PM
via Zoom

Let’s jump start our creative process for 2022 with an informal workshop on writing practice, discipline and inspiration. It’s been a tough year, so let’s make the next one a little better.

Bio: Heather Lende is the Alaska State Writer Laureate and the author of four bestselling memoirs from Algonquin Books, the 2020 Alaska Reads pick, Find the Good, If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name, Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs, and most recently Of Bears and Ballots about her contentious 2016-19 term on the Haines Borough Assembly. Her many essays and stories, mostly about life and sometimes death, have been distributed widely. Heather is a former Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Dispatch columnist and contributing editor at Woman’s Day magazine and has written hundreds of obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News in Haines where she lives with her husband Chip. They have five adult children. She is the recipient of the 2021 Middlebury College distinguished alumni award, the Alaska Governor’s Award for Arts and Humanities, the Episcopal Bishop of Alaska’s Bishop’s Cross award, and the Jason Wegner Memorial Writing Award from UAA, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing.

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Someday I’ll Miss This Place Too: A Reading

Recorded: Thursday, December 9 2021 | 6 PM – 7 PM
via Zoom

Join us as members of Dan Branch’s Juneau writing group read passages of his astute and funny memoir of his time as a new lawyer and Vista volunteer along the Kuskokwim River to the shores of Southeast Alaska in the late 1970’s. Dan, a former 49 Writers board member, will attend along with his family. Thursday, December 9, 6-7 PM AK time.

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