Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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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We’re post-equinox now in Alaska, and the increasing light boosts everyone’s energy. If you’re a writer itching to get out there and do something during these fabulous spring days, you’re in luck. There’s lots to do in Alaska, and beyond, in the upcoming weeks and months. Though she’s not exactly replaceable, I’m happy to fill …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Thanks to Christine Byl for the excellent class last weekend on Lyric Tinkering: The Poem as a Tool for Prose Writers. Found poems are fun! We left with plenty of ideas for experimenting with different forms of poetry to find inspiration for our prose and felt encouraged to incorporate poetry into our writing lives in …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

As the year approaches its close, we have been reviewing program activities undertaken by 49 Writers in 2013 in pursuit of our mission: supporting the artistic development of writers throughout Alaska, fostering a writing community, and building an audience for literature. The blog is where it all started in 2008, and it remains a keystone …

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Al fresco reading at Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, June 17, 10pm It’s hard to believe another Kachemak Bay Writers Conference has come and gone. We were so privileged to spend time with the incomparable Naomi Shihab Nye, an amazing and inspirational keynote author. She urged us to develop a sense of patience, to stick with …

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Today will see a caravan of creative writers cruising down the road to Homer, flying in from points north and south, and arriving in leisurely style by ferry from Kodiak. The occasion, of course, is this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers Conference featuring poet, novelist, and essayist Naomi Shihab Nye. Let’s hope the spectacular weather holds …

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We have just been notified that our application to participate in the Anchorage Centennial has been accepted! Anchorage Remembers: A Centennial Memoir Project is now an “Official Anchorage Centennial Event.” Beginning in fall 2013, 49 Writers will offer free memoir writing classes to help local residents, including senior citizens, transform their memories into compelling poetry …

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Say Yes to All That: Guest post by Kathleen Tarr

(Originally published June 25, 2009, republished December 20, 2012) I’m loving this! Another Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference post fresh from my email inbox, with some well-condensed writing and publishing advice that all of us should (must) heed. Thanks to Kathleen Tarr, who is the Program Coordinator for the Low-Residency MFA Program at UAA. The first …

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It’s our pleasure to announce the Spring 2013 class schedule at 49 Writers, which we hope includes something of interest to everyone. This season our faculty includes popular writers from points north and south, whose experience as authors and educators brings breadth and depth to the lineup. The common theme that has emerged is our …

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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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