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Star: Fiction writing in Southeast Alaska

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Lizzie Star is one of eight Sitka Fellows. Her time in Sitka will be spent writing a draft novel called “Aspersions Everywhere.” The book is about a young woman who discovers that her favorite male author (who’s grumpy and perhaps a bit misogynistic) is writing romance novels under a female pen name.

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