The workshop is the first effort of the Anchorage Neighborhood Writing Project (ANWP) and is part of ENGAGE Week: Urban in Alaska sponsored by the UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning (CCEL). According to Eric's blog post on 49 Writers:
We are looking for collaborators across mediums to build a compendium ofAnchorage lore. We are looking for writing, photography, mapping, drawing, painting, and other modes of art. The long-term goal of ANWP is to combine writing and other media into a community atlas that tells the stories of how we live in Anchorage.