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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

49 Writers members get creative at Tutka Bay Lodge Coming down from last weekend’s Tutka Bay Writers Retreat (for it really is a literary high), we are grateful to all the writers who participated, experimented, shared their work, and connected with new friends in Alaska’s writing community. Retreat leader Ron Carlson provided so many ways …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Last night, after a well-received Crosscurrents onstage conversation with Don Rearden in Anchorage on Wednesday, acclaimed fiction writer Ron Carlson delighted a Homer audience with his wit and wisdom at a Kachemak Bay Campus reading. Big thanks to Carol Swartz at KBC for hosting as part of their visiting writers series. Even if you couldn’t …

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49 Writers Weekly Roundup

We are pleased to announce at last the details of our fall literary season, which brings you a mixture of genres and classes of varying lengths, as well as favorite instructors and new faces. Registration opens Sept. 1, when the details and registration links will be up on the 49 Writers website. You have the …

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49 Writers Weekly Roundup

The 2013 Contributions to Literacy in Alaska (CLIA) Awards were presented on July 16 as part of Tuesday’s Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Readings event. This year’s recipients are Alaska’s first Pulitzer Prize finalist, a village literacy advocate, and a Fairbanks historian. Honorees are novelist Eowyn Ivey of Chickaloon, author of The Snow Child; Brevig …

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49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Publisher Vered Mares with two of her authors, Kris Farmen and Martha Amore Another book launch to remember! Between Don Rearden’s musical extravaganza for The Raven’s Gift on June 27 and last night’s party for Weathered Edge (a trio of novellas by Kris Farmen, Martha Amore, and Buffy McKay), complete with roller girls, music by Jonathan Bower, …

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49 Writers Weekly Round-up

There is so much happening at 49 Writers it’s hard to keep up – 2013 is off to a great start! First, we’d like to thank the Alaska Humanities Forum for funding Crosscurrents: a Confluence of Writers and Readers, a project that enables us to stage two literary weekends with partners in Barrow and Kodiak. …

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49 Writers Weekly Round-up

It’s our pleasure to announce the Spring 2013 class schedule at 49 Writers, which we hope includes something of interest to everyone. This season our faculty includes popular writers from points north and south, whose experience as authors and educators brings breadth and depth to the lineup. The common theme that has emerged is our …

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