- Saturday, April 20 & 27, 10:00am-1:00pm: What’s Next? Juneau workshop with Amy O’Neill Houck
- Saturday, April 27, 9:00am-Noon: Anatomy of the Sentence with Andromeda Romano-Lax
- Saturday, April 27, 1:00-4:00pm: Anatomy of the Scene with Andromeda Romano-Lax
49 Writers and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) are partnering again to offer two new workshops: a Virtual Critique on May 11 (manuscripts due April 14) and Revision: Becoming Your Own Editor on July 8. Just added: a Mentorship for Children's Writers with Deb Vanasse. Visit our website for more information and to register.
Monday, April 15, 5-7pm, UAA Bookstore: Vaughn Sherman presents Sea Travels: Memoirs of a 20th Century Master Mariner, the story told to him of J. Holger Christensen, a mariner and ship captain who sailed the ocean seas and the “unforgiving waters of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.” Vaughn Sherman was a fisheries biologist, has worked for the CIA and is the author of 3 books. His presentation includes a slide show with fascinating historical photos for everyone to see.
Tuesday, April 16, 5-7pm, UAA Bookstore: Dr. Nancy Sydnam presents Sideways Rain, her memoir or 20 years of travel in the Aleutian and Pribilof Island. In journal entries, letters and poems, this dedicated medical practitioner writes with deep affection about the landscape and the people she encountered on her hazardous routes.
Christine Byl’s new book Dirt Work is released on Tuesday April 16. On that same day, 7pm, she will kick off the Tri-Valley Community Library’s National Library week in Healey with a reading and book signing. Tuesday, April 23, 7:30pm, you can hear her read at the UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307.
Friday, April 26 is National Stand Against Racism day. At the invitation of YWCA Alaska, 49 Writers has signed on as a supporting organization. For more information about this national YWCA event, including how you or your organization can participate, click here.
Saturday, April 27, 8am-2pm, at Clark Middle School, the Alaska Writers Guild will hold a free Young Writers Conference for Grades 6-12. Sponsored in partnership with the Anchorage School District, the conference is for middle and high school students who are interested in improving their writing and becoming a published author. Register here.