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49 Writers Weekly Round-up

There is so much happening at 49 Writers it’s hard to keep up – 2013 is off to a great start! First, we’d like to thank the Alaska Humanities Forum for funding Crosscurrents: a Confluence of Writers and Readers, a project that enables us to stage two literary weekends with partners in Barrow and Kodiak. …

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It was great to see so many new faces at last night’s Reading and Craft Talk by Kaylene Johnson. Many thanks to Kaylene for her engaging presentation on the importance of story, and for sharing her perspective on the writing process. We are grateful too for the generosity of our hosts at Great Harvest Bread, …

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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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49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Please join me in thanking Cinthia Ritchie for taking over the weekly roundup duties while Ela Harrison Gordon is on hiatus – we greatly appreciate her offer to help out. It seems appropriate, therefore, to start off by congratulating Cinthia on her 2012 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award! Cinthia is one of four artists who …

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This is your final reminder about the Early Bird deadline for Tutka Bay Writers Retreat – after Tuesday, May 15, rates will go up for members and non-members alike. Register now to take advantage of this opportunity to study and discuss the art of writing with our retreat leader, visiting author Pam Houston. Remember too that …

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Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

This week we are excited to announce the opening of registration for two of our key events—the 49 Writers 2012 Write-a-thon on April 13, 5-11pm at Snow City Café in Anchorage, and the Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, September 7-9. The Write-a-thon is our premiere fundraising event, and this year we are challenging participants to write …

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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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Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 7 at 7pm, come out to Pioneer Park, Bear Gallery, Centennial Center, Fairbanks, for the Fairbanks Arts Association’s Literary Reading Series “Ice Fog Open Mic,” featuring Heather Warren, Donald Crocker, Michael Shaeffer, Jasmine Stokes, Raif Johnson-Kennedy–and you! The 49 Writers Synergies Series opens up 2012 with “Poemgrass: a Poet and a Banjo,” …

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Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

It’s still December, we know, but the countdown to the New Year is on, and it’s an exciting time here at 49 Writers.  We’ll be soon unveiling a fantastic line-up of writing courses and events for 2012, along with the scoop on a fabulous new Executive Director, so stay tuned!   In the meantime, we’ll …

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