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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!

For more information email

Interior Chapter - Monthly Meeting 



Self Published Fiction Author

Lauri Sliney writes spectacular speculative fiction under the pen name Lela
Markham. Find out how Lauri's writing process takes her novels from start
to self-published.

Tuesday, MARCH 20, 7:00 pm

Bear Gallery in Pioneer Park

Author Bio

Lela Markham is the pen name of an Alaskan novelist who was raised in a home built of books. Alaska is a grand adventure like none other with a culture that embraces summer adventure and winter artist pursuits.

Lela has been a journalist, worked in the mental health field and is currently works for the State of Alaska, but her avocation has always been storyteller.

Her first published book The Willow Branch begins an exploration of the world of Daermad where a fractured kingdom leaves two races vulnerable to destruction by a third and opens the opportunity to mend old wounds. Lela drew inspiration from Celtic mythology, Alaskan raven legends and the Bible to craft a tale of war, faith and reconciliation. And, don’t forget … Celtic goddesses, sentient animals and dragons.

Lela shares her life with her adventuresome husband and two fearless offspring and a sentient husky who keeps a yellow Lab as a pet.

Interior Chapter Workshop

Sunday, March 25 @ 1:00 pm

Location to be announced.

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, March 17. 


Alaska Writer's Guild

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Chugiak, AK 99567

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