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Welcome to the Interior Chapter of 

the Alaska Writers Guild

If you are a writer in Interior Alaska you are in good company. We have a wealth of writing talent in our area so let the Guild connect you to writers, poets, publishers, editors, and reviewers.

  • Attend one of our free monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings include guest speakers or interactive activities that celebrate and teach writing.
  • Join the Interior Writers Workshop. We meet the fourth Sunday of each month for face-to-face critique of up to ten pages of your writing. 

Be part of this dynamic and supportive community!

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Interior Chapter - Monthly Meeting 

 Writer to Writer Night 

Three Acts in Ten Minutes:

Envisioning and Structuring a Short Play

Every writer benefits from learning to tell stories. Whether you want to tell yours on the stage or on the page, join us in January as local playwright Tom Moran presents tips for creating your own short plays. 

Tuesday, January 16, 7:00 pm

Bear Gallery in Pioneer Park

Presenter's Bio-

Tom Moran's plays have been produced 36 times in 22 different cities in 15 states. Major Alaska productions include Boundary at the Perseverance Theater Second Stage in Juneau; The Big Guy at Anchorage Community Theater; and Date With History at Fairbanks Drama Association. Other productions include OK Computer at Theatre Three (NY); Rewrite at Silver Spring Stage (MD); Roadkill at the Fine Arts Association (OH); Back to Normal at the Edgmar Center for the Arts (CA), Theatre Three, Flathead Valley Community College (MT), the UAF Student Drama Association (AK), and at the Eden Prairie (MN) Players in both 2010 and 2015; and Duo by Short Attention Span Theater (AK), 10x10 in the Triangle (NC), the Salt City (UT) Artist’s League, Insurgo Theater (NV), Stone Soup (WA), and Deer Park High School (NY). Duo was also published in “The Best 10-minute Plays 2012” by Smith & Kraus, and another play, Breakout, will be published in the anthology's 2018 edition. Tom’s been a ten-time selection for the Last Frontier Theater Conference in Valdez and has been selected for the Fairbanks Drama Association’s 8x10 Festival 15 times. He holds a bachelor’s in English from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s in Creative Writing from UAF, and has resided in Fairbanks since 2000.

Artistic Statement-

I believe the stage is an unparalleled venue for exploring the questions we seldom think to ask. Why does Godzilla split his time between killing humans and saving them? What would you do if you ran over a griffin with your pickup? What if the backup quarterback to Tim Tebow had been a resolute atheist? What is Pac-Man up to these days? My plays take a far-fetched premise and run it out to an inevitable and satisfying conclusion, supplying plenty of laughs along the way.

Interior Chapter Workshop

Sunday, January 28 @ 1:00 pm

Noel Wien Library 

Meet for a face to face workshop/critique session. Send your submissions of no more than ten double spaced pages to for distribution. Deadline to submit is Saturday, January 20. 


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