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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

It has been a momentous week for Alaska literary news, one that has evoked emotions veering from elation one moment to deep sorrow the next. Richard Dauenhauer at the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities(photo courtesy of Alaska State Council on the Arts) The whole literary community is in mourning for Richard Dauenhauer,

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North Words Writers Symposium: A Guest Post by Heather Lende

Registration is open, but limited to fifty, for the third annual North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway, May 30-June 2, 2012. I’ll be there, as will other Alaskan writers Seth Kantner, Kim Heacox, Deb Vanasse, John Straley, Nick Jans, Dan Henry, David Hunsaker, and Jeff Brady. This year’s keynote speaker is New York-based screenwriter Scott Silver

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49 writers weekly round-up

As you head off to the Book Festival and the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference and the Last Frontier Theater Conference next week, remember that we’re looking for reports from attendees to share with our readers – maybe a wrap-up from a great session, inspiration imparted, or just your thoughts and musings. Send your contribution to

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What fun to open Sunday’s Anchorage Daily News and find the front page of the Life and Arts section devoted almost entirely to Alaskan writers. There’s a great write-up, complete with photos, on Dan Coyle and his new book The Talent Code (you read about it here first, remember?). Oh, and there’s the reprint from

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