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Literary Roundup | May 11-17, 2018

This week we celebrate the arts in Alaska by celebrating the 2018 cohort of Rasmuson Individual Artist awardees. Congratulations, everyone! What an amazing group. In the near future, you’ll hear more about a new collaboration between 49 Writers and the Rasmuson Foundation to profile recipients of individual artist awards. Did you know that last month’s …

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Literary Roundup | May 4-10, 2018

It’s May…vember? Snowing this morning across several parts of the state as reported via complaints on social media. You may be dreaming of writing retreat and conference season which is right around the corner. Lots of opportunities below, including 49 Writers own Tutka Bay Writers Retreat in September,  with guest author Hannah Tinti, which only …

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Danger Close | Matt Komatsu wants you to get ink on your napkin. And pizza too.

Have you ever had an idea for something, but you weren’t sure you knew how to pull it off? Of course you have. You’re a writer. Everything we do begins with a blank slate: an empty bar napkin, an un-scribbled scrap of paper, a blank computer screen. And yet you do. It begins with three …

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Resolve to Write

No one said it would be easy. Whenever I think I’ve mastered this simple truth about writing, it seems I have to re-learn it. I like to think it’s because as we advance as writers, we embrace greater challenges, but in truth I know it’s also because sometimes we simply don’t know how we managed …

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Deb: About those events

I’m not a big shopper, so while others are braving the stores at this time of year, I shift into a less glamorous mode: assessment and planning. As always, I’ll reflect on my writing – where it’s been, where it’s going – but this year I’ll also ponder our programs here at the 49 Alaska …

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