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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Most of us are still on a high from the Tutka Bay Writers Retreat last weekend with poet Carolyn Forché. It was an unforgettable learning experience and many participants generated strong new work in the form of poetry and memoir prose. Carolyn’s teaching focused us and inspired us to find new ways to create and …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

There’s still time to register for Christine Byl’s workshop tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 15, 9am-1pm, “Lyric Tinkering: The Poem as a Tool for Prose Writers. Click here for more details and to register. In this class, you’ll explore the poem not as a final product but as a process and a tool, one that can sharpen, …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Ken Post entertains us with a story about Scrabblewith an Alaskan twist What a great turnout at last night’s Resolve to Write gathering in Juneau—the energy and enthusiasm in the room were palpable! Member Sarah Isto provided the perfect setting and we thank her for welcoming Juneau’s writers to her home. Thanks too to 49 …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Thanks to the two dozen people who braved Saturday’s scary roads to attend the excellent Reading & Craft Talk by David Abrams on “How to Write a War Story.” David was happy to be back in Anchorage after an absence of nine years, and he thoroughly enjoyed his whirlwind tour of Homer, Fairbanks, and Anchorage, …

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Linda: 49 Writers weekly roundup

49 Writers guest blogger Mei Mei Evans (Oil and Water), a University of Alaska Press Alaska Literary Series author Alaska Book Week (October 5-12) had its most successful year yet! In an unprecedented show of support, schools, libraries, publishers, bookstores, writers, and reading circles from Nome to Kodiak brought energy and awareness to Alaska’s burgeoning …

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