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49 Writers' Annual Write-A-Thon open online

Posted: April 11, 2013 - 12:04am

The 49 Alaska Writing Center will host its third annual Write-a-thon fundraising and community writing event Friday at Snow City Café in Anchorage. Starting at 6 p.m. participants will write for 4 hours and 9 minutes, fueled and motivated by appetizers, yoga breaks, inspirational quotes and prize drawings. At 10:09, the writing will end for the night and the blitz after-party will begin, continuing until 11 p.m.

The Write-a-thon is open to all ages, as well as to cyber-participants and satellite groups. Supporters who don’t live in Anchorage or who prefer to write at home are still encouraged to register.

This event raises money to help 49 Writers/49 Alaska Writing Center support creative writers from throughout Alaska at all stages of their development, while also building an audience for Alaska literature. The Write-a-thon is the nonprofit‘s premiere annual fundraising event.

Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under. Participants are asked to set the goal of raising at least $100 in pledges through the FirstGiving online pledge system, where they can create individualized pledge pages.

Registration information is available at the 49 Alaska Writing Center website, www.49writingcenter.org/writeathon/ or by contacting 49writers@gmail.com.

Incorporated in April 2010, the 49 Alaska Writing Center is dedicated to supporting the artistic development of writers throughout Alaska, fostering a writing community, and building an audience for literature.

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