Reading and Craft Talk Series
Our Reading and Craft Talk series provides opportunities for published authors to address informal audiences on topics related to the craft of writing. Held on Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, at Great Harvest Bread Company 570 E. Benson Boulevard, Anchorage, these free talks generally begin with a short reading followed by a 20-30 minute craft talk. The event concludes with a question and answer session and book signing. (Authors are responsible for providing their own books.)

49 Writers typically schedules three Reading & Craft Talks in fall and three in spring. We prefer to confirm presenters at least four weeks in advance but we are always open to additional opportunities as they present themselves. Click here to propose a Reading and Craft Talk.


Fall 2016 schedule coming soon!


  • Bob Holman - Bob Holman Answers All Your Questions about Orality, Endangered Languages, and the Mediaization of Poetry: on Thursday, October 15 at 7pm
  • Linda MartinJust a Figure of Speech—finding and placing metaphors to best effect: on Thursday, November 12 at 7pm
  • Alyse Knorr - Locating Love: The Impact of Place on the Lyric Love Poem: March 26, Anchorage
  • Deb Vanasse - The Self-Made Writer: January 29, Anchorage
  • Rachel Weaver - Efficient Revising: Time-saving Techniques: February 26, Anchorage / March 1, Juneau






A big thank you to our host, Great Harvest Bread Company!

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Katey Schultz

Author Katey Schultz (Flashes of War)
speaks at our March 2014 Reading and Craft Talk
at Great Harvest Bread Company.
 Photo courtesy of Lizzie Newell
To hear Cinthia Richie's
Reading and Craft talk from 
February 11, 2013
, click HERE
Recorded for KONR 106.1 LP FM radio
Anchorage, Alaska

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