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49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Head out from the city, and the leaves are starting to turn. That can only mean one thing: it’s time to choose a title for our 49 Writers Fall Online Book Club discussion. Vote in the side bar to the right (below are links to descriptions and reviews of all nominated titles). Polling closes at …

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Time’s running out: our Ode to a Dead Salmon contest ends at midnight tomorrow, Saturday, August 15. Check out the great entries we’ve received so far and send yours to debv@gci.net. It’s fun! It’s free! It’s easy! And you’ll have a chance to win an autographed Ray Troll t-shirt of your choice! Finalists will be …

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49 writers weekly round-up

The stinky entries for our Ode to a Dead Salmon contest keep rolling in. Remember you’ve got 8 days to submit your entry to debv@gci.net for a chance at an autographed Ray Troll t-shirt of your choice. Also, check out our 49 Writers Northern Favorites shelf in the sidebar to the right. We’ve added several …

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‘Nobody wants to be called a nature writer’ : a response by Rich Chiappone

I have never blogged before, so forgive me if I’m not good at this. (I sound like an innocent farm boy on his first trip to the brothel. Promise not to laugh at me, please!) Bill Sherwonit’s recent post discussed what seems obvious to everyone around him: the fact that nobody wants to be called …

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Firing Back — Ruminations on Nature Writing : Guest post by Bill Sherwonit

When Bill Sherwonit sent this to me, my first thought was — was I one of the writers who offended him? This time around, it wasn’t me, but I’m sure I’ve been guilty of making offhand remarks about various genres without realizing I could be rubbing someone the wrong way. We have so much nature …

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Musings on Kachemak Bay and Li-Young Lee: a guest post by Bill Sherwonit

Heading down to Homer and the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, I knew next to nothing about the “widely acclaimed poet” and keynote speaker Li-Young Lee. That largely has to do with my general ignorance about the world of poetry, beyond a few favorites (both local and nationally). Gary Snyder, Robert Bly, or Mary Oliver I …

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49 writers weekly round-up

As you head off to the Book Festival and the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference and the Last Frontier Theater Conference next week, remember that we’re looking for reports from attendees to share with our readers – maybe a wrap-up from a great session, inspiration imparted, or just your thoughts and musings. Send your contribution to …

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In his first post for the Anchorage Daily News online, new Alaska Voices blogger Bill Sherwonit reveals a fact that surprised me, even though I’ve known the Anchorage nature writer for well over a decade. Sherwonit says that up until his 40th birthday, he’d never imagined writing a book. Now he has 11 (with a …

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Doogan, Kantner and Sherwonit reviewed in the Press

I’d spent the week ranting, as I often do, about the lack of book review coverage and general promotion opportunities for writers, when out comes the Anchorage Press Summer Books issue with three thoughtfully written reviews. About Kantner’s Shopping for Porcupine, an essay collection accompanied by photos, reviewer Krestia DeGeorge writes: “The writing here rings …

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