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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Rick DeMarinis Lifetime Achievement Panel

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Distinguished authors and teachers Kevin Canty, Jon Jackson, William Kittredge and Lois Welch will discuss books by Rick DeMarinis - books like "The Mortician's Apprentice" (Norton, 1994), "The Year of the Zinc Penny" (Norton, 1989, New York Times Notable Book), and the collection of stories "The Voice of America" (Norton, 1991) - describing how both his writing and his life affected their own work and lives for the better. The panel will bestow a Lifetime Achievement Award on DeMarinis, who has two new books coming out in 2015, and invite him up to say a few words. 

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Melissa Kwasny

Melissa Kwasny is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Where Outside the Body is the Soul Today  (University of Washington Press Pacific Northwest Poetry Series) and Pictograph (Milkweed Editions), as well as a collection of prose writings, Earth Recitals: Essays on... Read More →

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Kevin Canty

Kevin Canty is the Director of Creative Writing at University of Montana. Canty is the author of seven books, most recently a novel called Everything and a collection of stories, Where the Money Went. His stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The New Yorker... Read More →
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Rick Demarinis

Rick DeMarinis is the author of seven novels, including The Year of the Zinc Penny (1989), The Mortician's Apprentice (1994), and A Clod of Wayward Marl (2001), and five collections of short fiction. His Borrowed Hearts: New and Selected Stories appeared in 1999. He has also... Read More →
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Jon Jackson

Jon A. Jackson is the author of 11 novels, but is best known to Montanans as one of the Food Guys, as well as a jazz dj, on MTPR. He has had the pleasure of knowing Rick DeMarinis for 47 years!
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William Kittredge

William Kittredge taught creative writing at the University of Montana for 30 years and is a Regents Professor Emeritus. He is the author of We Are Not In This Together, Hole in the Sky and most recently, The Next Rodeo: New and Selected Essays. He has received a Stegner Fellowship... Read More →
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Lois Welch

Lois Welch taught English at the University of Montana-Missoula for over three decades, writing scholarly and non-fiction articles, giving talks, directing the Creative Writing Program and chairing the English Department. As Mrs James Welch, she was actively, happily supportive of... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm MDT
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom D 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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