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Jeremy Pataky | Winter Words Fundraiser Blossoms at the Home of Barbara Hood

We threw our Winter Words celebration on a rather spring-like afternoon last Sunday in Anchorage’s Stuckagain Heights neighborhood. Originally slated for December 2nd, we postponed due to—you guessed it—the November 30th earthquake. Interim Board President Barbara Hood hosted this fundraiser in her home. It was a gorgeous day with lush light, long views, and great company (not to mention stable ground). It felt …

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Guest Blogger Don Rearden | Avoid the Wasteland: Pick.Click.Give. More

March slips out a snow-dumped, slightly shivering lamb—and the cruelest month is all but here. Here’s a little known alternative fact for you. T.S. Eliot was talking about April in Alaska for that section of The Waste Land. Didn’t know that did you? Although he died 17 years before the first dividend payment, and despite the …

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Guest Blogger Don Rearden | Swallowing a Wolverine and Other Clever Tricks to Publish an Amazon Best-Seller

  A crazy thing happened the other day. When I catch my students writing language similar to the previous sentence, I often ask them to think of the word “thing” as a great opportunity to replace a word with little meaning and instead insert words that reveal specific details, clarity, passion and power. Sometimes, however, …

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and you’ll feel fine)

Are you going to be in Anchorage on Thursday, April 7? Why not join 49 Writers at 7pm at the Anchorage Museum, for a Crosscurrents event entitled “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” featuring award-winning novelists Benjamin Percy and Don Rearden. Ben Percy and Don Rearden will discuss writing fiction that tackles …

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Weekly Roundup of News and Events

Upcoming events at 49 Writers Friday Dec. 12, 7pm: Jimmy Riordan presents Le Roman du Lievre (The Romance of the Rabbit). We’re excited to announce another unique opportunity for the Juneau 49 Writers community in the form of a potluck event hosted by Sarah Isto (1718 Willow Avenue).  In 2008 Jimmy Riordan translated the French poet Francis …

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