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Thoughtful conversation from Sherry Simpson & Ernestine Hayes and engaged audiences in each community Thank you to the many partners, writers, and readers who contributed to the success of our recent Crosscurrents Southeast program in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Craig. More than 200 people participated in nine community events, and it was wonderful to meet …

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Juneau participants in Autogeography writing workshop with Sherry Simpson What a week it’s been, taking our Crosscurrents Southeast program of author events and creative writing classes to Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan and connecting with writers and lovers of books in the rainforest region of the state (yes, it has rained every single day but that …

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Write a Better Children’s Book (and while we’re at it, an invitation)

They say 80 percent of those who read books also have at least one book they’d like to write. And I agree with David Henry Sterry, who wrote in a HuffPo blog post that “a staggering number” of those would-be authors want to write books for young readers. Some aspiring children’s book authors are parents …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

As summer draws to a close, our thoughts turn to winter writing projects that will sustain us through the long, dark days. The new schedule of creative writing classes at 49 Writers is designed to both inspire and encourage you, while you hone your writerly skills and re-connect to your literary community. The Anchorage season …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Many thanks to all the writers who submitted to the Anchorage Remembers anthology! We received more than 40 stories, which the selection committee will start reviewing soon. The majority of those stories came from writers who participated in one of the four memoir workshop series offered by this official Centennial project. Stay tuned for details, …

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Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

Moderator and panelists for Home/Land: Peggy Shumaker, Scott Russell Sanders, Debby Dahl Edwardson, Eowyn Ivey, Richard Chiappone Yes, Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is over. For four intense pre-solstice days, 150 writers soaked up the wisdom of faculty, made new writing friends and caught up with old, enjoyed a variety of readings from aspiring and established …

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49 Writers Round-up

Seth Kantner and Loussac director Mary Jo Torgeson, photo courtesy of Lila Vogt It was wonderful to see such a strong turnout for the two 49 Writers events at the Anchorage Reads celebration last Saturday. Thank you to the Anchorage Public Library for initiating the collaboration and to our fantastic guest authors who volunteered their …

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49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Debby Dahl Edwardson and Alan Heathcock engage in a conversation about Writing on the Edge Our first Crosscurrents literary weekend in Barrow was a great success all round. Featured author Alan Heathcock, who gave readings in Homer and Fairbanks prior to heading for the Arctic, could not have been more enthusiastic about his visit to the …

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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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