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Our initial elation at Monday’s news that the months-long prioritization process at UAA has determined that the university should invest more resources in arts, languages, and humanities was quickly overshadowed by their conclusion that the Alaska Quarterly Review is one of the non-academic programs needing “further review, consideration for reduction or phase out.” Say it …

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And we’re off! As you read this, I’ll be heading south on the Seward Highway, keeping a keen eye open for other Homer-bound writers. Tonight, the 2014 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference opens at Land’s End Resort, and we look forward to a full schedule of workshops, writing circles, readings, and networking with friends old and …

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Linda: 49 Writers Round-Up

Thank you to author and columnist Elise Patkotak, who closed our spring Reading & Craft Talk last night at Great Harvest Bread Company by sharing her wit, wisdom—and serious side, as well as talking about her experiences with self-publishing. Thank you too to the couple dozen people who forsook the sunny spring evening outisde to …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Wednesday Crosscurrents event featuring Sherry Simpson and Christine Byl—we were treated to a fascinating conversation on the topic of Essaying Alaska: Beyond Images of the Last Frontier and what it means to write authentically about this place we love and call home. Special thanks to our …

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Photo by Sean Mattison We are thrilled to announce that acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché will teach at this year’s Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, Sept. 5-7, 2014. Do consider joining us for an intensive, generative weekend workshop, “Writing on Tutka Bay: New Poems, New Passages.” This year’s retreat is designed for poets and memoirists who want to …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

There’s still time to register for Christine Byl’s workshop tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 15, 9am-1pm, “Lyric Tinkering: The Poem as a Tool for Prose Writers. Click here for more details and to register. In this class, you’ll explore the poem not as a final product but as a process and a tool, one that can sharpen, …

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Most Viewed Featured Author Posts of 2013: #1 Don Rearden

Concluding our December series of the most viewed guest author posts of 2013, we can now reveal–drum roll, please–that the most popular was Don Rearden’s unforgettable case for using language with true meaning. A Writer’s Treatise on the Dumbest Three Letter Combination since Homer Simpson’s “D’oh!” I laugh. I love to laugh. I love to …

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49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Summer has flown by; as everyone gears up for the State Fair, we’re finalizing the details of our fall program. Be sure to check back here next week for information about upcoming creative writing classes, reading & craft talks, and Crosscurrents events. Ron Carlson, photo by Tracy Hall Sept. 4, 7-8:30pm, Anchorage Museum (7th Ave. …

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