The View from Here


Family. Community. Support. 49 Writers, where Alaska’s writers gather.

It has been a privilege to be among you, to speak to you each Monday and to help create opportunities for learning and communing. Thank you for your warm support. Thank you for being amazing writers, and more importantly, thank you for being amazing people.

Jeremy Pataky and the board of 49 Writers will continue to grow the organization in a way that best meets the needs of all of us. I am so very glad to be part of this family. For once again, I will be back in the trenches with you, working on my own poetry the only way that I can. Writing can be a lonely business, but it can also be raucous and redemptive. 

So this week, sit yourself down and write. Share with another writer – your time, your writing, your best trick to keep yourself at the page. Our words are important. Our words create the world.

Take care,

3 thoughts on “The View from Here”

  1. Erin, Thank you for all your work with 49writers! Wishing you all the best. I'm sure you're looking forward to being able to devote more time to your poetry. I look forward to reading it.

  2. Thanks so much for the time you spent working with 49 Writers. It has to be challenging work – defined and undefined, concrete and intangible. And demanding. It is good that such "writerly" jobs exist to serve as the (important) day job within the writing world.
    Wishing you great adventures and hopefully other ways of working together.
    ~ Sandy Kleven, editor, CIRQUE

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