Become 49 Writers Community Member Today!
Members are a big deal at 49 Writers. Because we are a community-supported nonprofit, your contributions play a vital part in providing creative writing workshops, maintaining the 49 Writers blog, and bringing author events to your community—not to mention building a community of writers across the state. Membership has more than doubled in the last two years and we now have a very active group in Juneau. A quarter of our members live in Southeast Alaska, which has made it possible to expand creative writing classes and author events there with the collaboration of new partners.
Since you, our members, sustain, inspire, and challenge us—just as the great rivers of Alaska have sustained, inspired, and challenged the people here for millennia—we have chosen rivers as our theme. It is, after all, your membership that will carry 49 Writers into the future. Just select the best level for you and join us for the most creative journey of your life! Whether you are a writer yourself or a lover of literature, your investment in 49 Writers helps us to support the development of writers across Alaska, foster a writing community, and build and audience for literature.
May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back — Rainer Maria Rilke
IT’S EASY TO JOIN—CLICK THE BUTTON FOR THE LEVEL OF YOUR CHOICE TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD (NOTE: WE ACCEPT VISA AND MASTERCARD ONLY). YOU CAN ALSO PAY VIA PAYPAL (SEND TO firstname.lastname@example.org). CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO 49 WRITERS, INC. AND MAILED TO P.O. BOX 2941, HOMER, AK 99603.
Membership is good for 12 months through the month in which you join or renew. For example, if you make your payment on November 15, 2014, your membership is valid through November 2015. We will send you an email reminder when your membership is due for renewal.
49 Writers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID 27-2460995. Since we offer member discounts, check with a tax consultant to determine whether all or a portion of your contribution might be tax-deductible.
You can support 49 Writers in other ways too. If you receive a Permanent Fund Dividend, you can donate to us annually through Pick.Click.Give. If you shop at Fred Meyer, sign up for their Community Rewards program and a percentage of your purchases will go to 49 Writers (non-profit #93933). Do you buy books and other items from Amazon? Create an AmazonSmile account and 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will go to 49 Writers when you shop.
Southcentral Alaska’s Matanuska River is named for the glacier in the Chugach Mountains where it originates. While it flows through some wild and beautiful country, it’s an accessible, relatively gentle river. Constricted in places into a singular channel and braided shallow and wide in others, this river is varied and relatively short, almost reaching the sea before merging with the Knik River for that final push. Matanuska members make a daily difference, providing fundamental service to the 49 Writers watershed and ensuring a magnificent and inspiring setting for both daily and extraordinary experiences.
BENEFITS INCLUDE MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER, ADVANCE NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS, INVITATIONS TO MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS, A DISCOUNT ON CLASSES AND RETREATS, 20% DISCOUNT ON SUBSCRIPTION TO ALASKA QUARTERLY REVIEW, AND RECOGNITION ON OUR WEBSITE. Please let us know in the Special Instructions field if you do not wish us to publish your name as a supporter of 49 Writers.
Northwestern Alaska’s Kobuk River is one of our longest rivers, flowing through the Arctic where summer is brief and winter is long—perfect for the writing life. The river serves as a lifeblood of the region, housing sheefish, whitefish, and caribou. Spring sees dramatic break-up events when the frozen river begins to melt, generating ice dams that cause water and ice to move downstream with tremendous force. Kobuk members also leave a mark—carving new river channels, flooding old ones and moving sediment ever closer toward the delta and into the sea.
BENEFITS INCLUDE MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER, ADVANCE NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS, INVITATIONS TO MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS, A DISCOUNT ON CLASSES AND WRITING RETREATS, 20% DISCOUNT ON SUBSCRIPTION TO ALASKA QUARTERLY REVIEW, RECOGNITION ON OUR WEBSITE, AND ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR THE TUTKA BAY WRITERS RETREAT. Please let us know in the Special Instructions field if you do not wish us to publish your name as a supporter of 49 Writers.
Stikine—$250.The Stikine River begins in Canada and reaches the sea in Southeast Alaska. This 369-mile-long international river has a pristine, diverse, and wild watershed the size of Switzerland. John Muir compared the lower 100 miles of the river to Yosemite; farther up, the so-called Grand Canyon of the Stikine has only been paddled by some 50 whitewater kayakers. The protected river estuary provides critical habitat to migratory birds and salmon still thrive there. Stikine donors are fearless explorers intent on helping 49 Writers navigate clean, swift waters safely.
BENEFITS INCLUDE MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER, ADVANCE NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS, INVITATIONS TO MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS, A DISCOUNT ON CLASSES AND WRITING RETREATS, 20% DISCOUNT ON SUBSCRIPTION TO ALASKA QUARTERLY REVIEW, RECOGNITION ON OUR WEBSITE, ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR THE TUTKA BAY WRITERS RETREAT, AND INVITATIONS TO PRIVATE EVENTS WITH VISITING WRITERS. Please let us know in the Special Instructions field if you do not wish us to publish your name as a supporter of 49 Writers.
Laureate Circle—$500 and above. Click here for more information.
Student/Military/Senior/AmeriCorps*VISTA—$25. This category is for those of you who are attending high school or enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program, actively serving in the military, 65 years of age and above, or serving full-time as a volunteer in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Please let us know in the Special Instructions field if you do not wish us to publish your name as a supporter of 49 Writers.
Sustainer. $10/$15/$20 monthly or other amount. Click here for more information about a sustaining membership.