Joan Kane

49 Writers Round Up

It was wonderful to meet so many members of 49 Writers at this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, to connect with friends from around the state, and to make the acquaintance of new writers. More than once, faculty from Outside commented on the collegial nature of the conference – our willingness to support and celebrate …

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Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

A big thank you to everyone who participated in last Sunday’s AlaskaPoets in Late Winter Web-chat organized by Sandra Kleven and Andromeda Romano-Lax. Featured poets Tom Sexton, Gretchen Diemer, Kelsea Habecker, and Nicole Stellon O-Donnell talked about how the season heightens their awareness, where they find inspiration, and some of the events that have shaped …

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Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Mark your calendars now! Thanks to partnerships with Epicenter Press and Wrangell Mountains Center, we have been able to arrange for two additional Readings & Crafts Talks and an August Synergies event. On Tuesday, April 24, from 7-8:30 pm, Mary Albanese will talk about writing her memoir, Midnight Sun Arctic Moon, at Great Harvest Bread …

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Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

This week we launched our new Write Young Alaska or WYAK website – check it out! Many thanks to Stefanie Tatalias, WYAK Outreach Coordinator, for the design and launch of the website, with input from the rest of our WYAK leadership team – Hillary Walker, WYAK Teen Coordinator, and Jen Walker, WYAK Contests & Anthology …

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Deb: Use this blog!

Our readers have spoken: the next selection for our 49 Writers online book club discussion is Nancy Lord’s Rock, Water, Wild. Pick up your copy soon, in preparation for our online discussion March 1 and 2. In the meantime, we’ll apply the old arm twist – it shouldn’t be hard – for an interview and …

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The closest thing to a room of one’s own: Guest post by Joan Kane

Having finished one book and one play while working full time, exclusively nursing an infant through 19 months, and expecting my second baby (due next month), shortcuts to writing space/time have assumed a critical role for me. The ability to get anything written tends to hinge on three things: location, resources, and writing prompts. If …

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