49 Alaska Writing Center

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Year Round


TUITION / COST:Tuition starts at $45 for a three-hour workshop and goes to $155 for multi-week evening classes.
Members of 49 Writers receive a reduced registration rate.

CONTACT: Linda Ketchum
PHONE: (907) 244-4950
EMAIL: 49writers@gmail.com
WEBSITE: http://49writingcenter.org/

49 Writers envisions a vibrant community of Alaskan writers coming together to inspire, create, and share. To that end, our programs and activities focus on supporting the artistic development of writers across the state while promoting awareness of their work and appreciation of literature in general.

Our programming includes workshops for writers at all stages that cover the various aspects of craft and the business of writing, community events featuring writers from Alaska and the Lower 48, an annual writers retreat, and special events such as the annual Write-a-thon and Alaska Book Week. We also maintain a blog at 49writers.blogspot.com that connects our literary community and serves as an online platform for the exchange and discussion of ideas.


Featured Writers Include:

Our faculty varies from season to season and has included Steve Almond, Christine Byl, Ron Carlson, Richard Chiappone, Linda Gregerson, Alan Heathcock, Marybeth Holleman, Pam Houston, David Marusek, John Morgan, Melinda Moustakis, Don Rearden, Kim Rich, Andromeda Romano-Lax, Eva Saulitis, Dani Shapiro, Bill Sherwonit, Dana Stabenow, Deb Vanasse, David Vann, and Nancy Zafris.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature


645 West 3rd Avenue
P.O. Box 221086
Alaska, United States

49 Alaska Writing Center