Luis Alberto Urrea

Tutka Bay Writers Retreat – 2022

12th annual 49 Writers Tutka Bay Writers Retreat featuring acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea. September 23-25, 2022 at Tutka Bay Lodge. Luis Alberto Urrea, a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of 18 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Alaska Book Week 2014 (Oct. 4-11) is ramping up! The organizing committee (Alaska Center for the Book, 49 Writers, Alaska State Library, Anchorage Public Library) has been working hard behind the scenes and you can now sign up to participate at the Alaska Book Week website at www.AlaskaBookWeek.com. Questions? Contact ABW coordinator Jathan Day at akbookweek …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Deb Vanasse and Melinda Moustakis It was a rare treat to get to talk to both 49 Writers co-founders in the same day! On Monday, Deb Vanasse attended the reading by Melinda Moustakis at the UAA Campus Bookstore. Deb’s latest novel, Cold Spell (University of Alaska Press), makes an excellent summer reading choice. Melinda’s award-winning collection of …

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Lynn: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup!

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

As you read this, I’m heading overseas on a personal working holiday (with opportunities to promote Alaskan writers) in Austria (which has no kangaroos: they even sell a postcard asserting this). The adventure will culminate in a weekend in Krakow with none other than Alaskan writer Kathleen Tarr. While I’m gone, the roundup will be …

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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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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Don’t miss the very last 49 Writers event of 2013: a New Year’s Eve poetry reading by Joan Naviyuk Kane on Tuesday Dec. 31, 8pm, 120 West 11th Avenue, to mark the release of Hyperboreal, her second award-winning book. Joan will read selections from this new collection after we enjoy music from Alaskan songwriter Michael Howard. Doors open at 7pm. …

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