Thanks, writing news world, for going easy on us while I'm in Oregon celebrating my daughter's brand new master's degree, and while Andromeda is off starting on hers. If you're a member at 49 Writers - even if you sign up by July 1 - you'll get priority registration at our great member rates for our 49 Writers Tutka Bay Retreat featuring acclaimed novelist David Vann. The retreat offers an amazing opportunity to pamper yourself at a world-class Alaska lodge while learning craft from a novelist whose work is being lauded around the world.
Speaking of great writing events, thanks to Jeff Brady of the North Words Writers Symposium for sending links to photos and stories from that new Alaska event.
In Anchorage on Friday, June 25th, the Alaska Poetry League is celebrating the journal Curque and honoring its founding editor, Michael Burwell, with a "We Love Cirque" barbeque fundraiser hosted by Lila Vogt and Jim Sweeney at 2104 Lincoln Avenue starting at 7 p.m. Suggested donations are $20; bring your own beverage. Call 248-1016 if you need directions or have questions.
Finally, you can save $25 if you register for the Alaska Writers Guild Conference in Anchorage by June 30. Go to www.alaskawritersguild.com for all the details.