Bill Sherwonit

From our Archives: The Long and Winding Road to the Writing Life, by Bill Sherwonit

Bill Sherwonit When talking about the writing life, I like to tell a story from my geology days, about a boss who absolutely loved the work we did. As I recount in Changing Paths: Travels and Meditations in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness (2009, University of Alaska Press), “Inwardly I cringed when a crew leader named Joe talked about …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Photo courtesy of Christina Whiting First of all, we’d like to express our appreciation to everyone who participated in last Friday’s Write-a-thon – a great time was had by all at Snow City Café as you created new work and raised money for 49 Writers! We’ll have a full report for you next week.  Special thanks go to …

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Lael Morgan and Deb Vanasse share publishing advice What a wonderful turnout at last night’s Resolve to Write event in Anchorage, despite the dodgy weather. It was a pleasure to meet so many new members–membership has been growing in leaps and bounds with 14 new members since the first of the year (more than half …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Ken Post entertains us with a story about Scrabblewith an Alaskan twist What a great turnout at last night’s Resolve to Write gathering in Juneau—the energy and enthusiasm in the room were palpable! Member Sarah Isto provided the perfect setting and we thank her for welcoming Juneau’s writers to her home. Thanks too to 49 …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Don’t miss the very last 49 Writers event of 2013: a New Year’s Eve poetry reading by Joan Naviyuk Kane on Tuesday Dec. 31, 8pm, 120 West 11th Avenue, to mark the release of Hyperboreal, her second award-winning book. Joan will read selections from this new collection after we enjoy music from Alaskan songwriter Michael Howard. Doors open at 7pm. …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

As the year approaches its close, we have been reviewing program activities undertaken by 49 Writers in 2013 in pursuit of our mission: supporting the artistic development of writers throughout Alaska, fostering a writing community, and building an audience for literature. The blog is where it all started in 2008, and it remains a keystone …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Jim Sweeney at Great Harvest Bread Company Thank you to Jim Sweeney for kicking off our fall Reading & Craft Talk series with his entertaining and enlightening presentation about how he came to write his two books, The List and Alaska Expedition Marine Life Solidarity. It was a great reminder that the journey is different for …

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