Erin Hollowell

49 Writers Round-up

Seth Kantner and Loussac director Mary Jo Torgeson, photo courtesy of Lila Vogt It was wonderful to see such a strong turnout for the two 49 Writers events at the Anchorage Reads celebration last Saturday. Thank you to the Anchorage Public Library for initiating the collaboration and to our fantastic guest authors who volunteered their …

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Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Last week, several “Resolve to Write” events were held around the State.  The event held at the Homer Public Library had a particularly lively turnout. Use of blogs was one of many topics discussed, and here are three different takes on the evening from blog posts by writers who were present. Here is Erin Hollowell’s, …

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4.9 things writing teaches: a guest post by Erin Hollowell

Erin Coughlin Hollowell is a writer, editor, teacher, and poet who lives in Alaska. She has been most recently published in, Crab Creek Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Weber Studies, and Blue Earth Review and was commissioned by the University of Alaska to write poems for the play Bed Sheets. She received her MFA from the …

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Deb: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Have you picked up your copy of Nancy Lord’s Rock, Water, Wild yet?  Our 49 Writers online book club discussion begins three weeks from Monday.  Watch for an interview with Nancy Lord as the book club date nears. Lucky me:  without even the requisite six degrees separation, I’ve nabbed a back-door link to Alaska’s celebrity author.  As …

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Make Room for Writing

School’s out, giving poet Erin Hollowell, also a secondary teacher in Cordova, a chance to weigh in on the challenges of juggling writing with a busy day job. When I called my father to tell him that I was switching my undergraduate major from Biomedical Engineering to English he remarked, “And how are you going …

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