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Tonight’s main event: First Friday, April 5, 7:00pm, Crosscurrents with visiting writer Nancy Zafris and Fairbanks author Frank Soos at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center (7th Avenue entrance), who will discuss The Short Story: Alive and Well? Check out Nancy’s blog post earlier this week about Stories That Matter. There is still one slot …

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the planning of our successful Reading & Craft Talk last week featuring Eva Saulitis. We were glad of the opportunity to collaborate with AQR and, as always, enjoyed the hospitality of Great Harvest Bread Company while appreciating the event coordination by Lucian Childs behind the scenes. Thanks also …

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This semester, 49 Writers is offering classes in Anchorage, Juneau, and Palmer. Our thanks go to the Juneau Empire for spreading the word there! Sign up to avoid disappointment; registrations are coming in daily. If you want to focus in-depth on one piece of work or one aspect of your writing, don’t miss the opportunity …

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Best wishes of the season to all our blog followers! We hope your winter break with family and friends is both relaxing and restoring.As the year draws to a close, take a moment to put our January events on your calendar. On January 1, we open registration for our spring semester. Although spring might seem …

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49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Happy St. Andrew’s Day to one and all! Now that the holiday season is officially under way, here are a couple of 49 Writers event to get you in a celebratory mood: On December 3, 7:00 pm, at Great Harvest Bread Company, celebrated Alaskan chef Kirsten Dixon will give a Reading & Craft Talk entitled …

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49 Writers Weekly Roundup

When summer arrives, we Alaskans tend to head out of the city for the weekend to make the most of our long hours of daylight. But before you finalize your plans, remember these upcoming one-time opportunities from 49 Writers: On Friday, July 20, 1:00-4:00 pm and Friday, July 27, 1:00-5:00 pm, Erin Wahl will be …

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Thank you to the twenty-five wonderful writers and readers who joined us at our inaugural reading and craft talk at Great Harvest Bread Company on Tuesday, on what turned out the be the perfect spring evening. Writer Mary Albanese read from her memoir, Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon, and  entertained and informed us with her story of writing the book …

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Andromeda: Judging Covers

Yesterday, I received my first Australia edition copies in the mail. It’s always exciting to see the paper, the font size, the inside design. In this case, there’s the additional factor that my Australia publisher, Murdoch Books, decided to change both the cover and the title, from The Detour to The Art Lover. (Yes, I’m …

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Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Mingling with more than 9,500 other writers at the sold-out Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference on Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive is an experience to remember (not to mention bouncing from table to table at the enormous bookfair like a kid in a candy store, discovering quirky literary journals you never even knew existed). …

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