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Jeremy Pataky | “I learn by going where I have to go…”

I laid down in bed early on Saturday, exhausted after a busy but memorable week without enough sleep. Instead of passing right out, though, my mind wouldn’t turn off. There’s plenty on it, lately, but I was surprised when the mental autopilot eventually swiveled to Roethke’s poem “The Waking”. It’s a villanelle that I love …

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The View from Here

. Family. Community. Support. 49 Writers, where Alaska’s writers gather. It has been a privilege to be among you, to speak to you each Monday and to help create opportunities for learning and communing. Thank you for your warm support. Thank you for being amazing writers, and more importantly, thank you for being amazing people. …

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Remembering Eva Saulitis

Alaskan writer and poet, Eva Saulitis passed away this weekend. Eva has touched almost every writer in the state in one way or another, through her writing, her teaching, her kindness, her support, her example of living completely and authentically. On Saturday, I watched as people grappled with her passing by posting memories on Facebook, …

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Weekly Round-Up of Alaska Writing News and Events

Still inspired by Jeff Kleinman’s gracious visit to Alaska, thanks to David Stevenson and the UAA MFA program? Take advantage of this week’s menu of literary evens. In Juneau, our next member event is on August 6 from 7-9 pm; again, members should watch for details via email. (Not a member? Head over to our website to join.) And stay tuned …

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