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Thank you to author and columnist Elise Patkotak, who closed our spring Reading & Craft Talk last night at Great Harvest Bread Company by sharing her wit, wisdom—and serious side, as well as talking about her experiences with self-publishing. Thank you too to the couple dozen people who forsook the sunny spring evening outisde to

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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

Photo by Sean Mattison We are thrilled to announce that acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché will teach at this year’s Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, Sept. 5-7, 2014. Do consider joining us for an intensive, generative weekend workshop, “Writing on Tutka Bay: New Poems, New Passages.” This year’s retreat is designed for poets and memoirists who want to

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Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Thanks to all who turned out for our first 2012 Synergies, “Poemgrass: a Poet and a Banjo,” with special thanks to poet Peggy Shumaker and musician Robin Child as well as volunteer coordinators Jeremy Pataky and Susanna Mishler.   Coming up:  statewide Resolve to Write events, when we gather to share our writing resolve for the

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Susanna Mishler: Sucker hold

Thanks to our featured July writer, Susanna, for this great post– and just by chance, we have another post about the Kenyon experience coming tomorrow, from Lucian Childs. May those Alaska-Kenyon connections keep flourishing! A month ago I attended the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. There are many summer workshops

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Susanna Mishler: Liar-Lyre

Many teachers say that learning to write well is paramount to learning to think complexly. As a writer and sometime teacher I believe this. Laying thoughts on paper where we can look at them teaches us to see flaws in argument, persuasion, logic, sequence, etc. It’s not hard to see how writing a persuasive essay

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