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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Freelance Writing: Markets, Marketing, Freedom, and Funding

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Has freelance writing ever been a viable middle-class career? Should it be? What do editors expect from writers today? How are writers honing their skills to find work? These questions and more will be discussed in this panel comprised of both writers and editors currently working in the world of freelance writing.

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John Clayton

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John Clayton is the author of Natural Rivals: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Birth of Public Lands, just released in August 2019. Clayton’s research for Natural Rivals—based in part on a monthlong residency at Grey Towers, the Pinchot mansion now run by the U.S. Forest Service—has... Read More →

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Skylar Browning

Skylar Browning is the editor of the Missoula Independent, Montana’s only alternative news weekly. His award-winning feature writing has involved everything from spending time at the state’s only nudist colony to standing in the huddle with the local semi-pro football team... Read More →
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Sarah Hepola

Sarah Hepola is the author of the bestselling memoir, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times magazine, The Guardian, Elle, Glamour, The New Republic, Slate, and Salon, where she was an editor for many years. She lives... Read More →
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Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land is the instant best selling author of "MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive." As a freelancer, her work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon, and many other outlets. She... Read More →
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Chris LaTray

Chris La Tray is a writer, photographer and traveler. His freelance writing and/or photography has appeared in the Missoula Independent, the Missoulian, Montana magazine, Knives Illustrated, Vintage Guitar magazine and World Explorer magazine.His short fiction has been published... Read More →
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Andrea Thompson

Andrea Thompson is the co-author, with Jacob Lief, of I Am Because You Are, published by Rodale last spring. One of her first jobs in journalism was at the Missoula Independent; she went on to work at Vanity Fair and then The New Yorker, where she edited writers including Jerome Groopman... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am MDT
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom C 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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