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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Friday, September 11 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Storyteller Celebration: Tell Us Something and Stephen Graham Jones

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 7:00 - 8:00 
Tell Us Something
is a celebration of storytelling, of the Missoula community, and of each other.

Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the Missoula community through the transformative power of personal storytelling. It is a celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something  are true.  Stories last for 10 minutes and are told from memory. Everyone is welcome to tell a story. There is a theme for each event.

Generally, storytellers are not announced ahead of time. Tonight's event is different in that we've invited storytellers who have been well received by the Tell Us Something crowds and have been enthusiastic about the program. Usually there are between 8-10 storytellers. Tonight we'll have four storytellers from the Missoula community. 

Subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast app. Learn more about Tell Us Something at tellussomething.org.  

Chris LaTray
Karen McNenny
Marc Moss
Susan Maruca
Josh Slotnick

8:00 - 9:00  
Notes from the Side of the Road: Writers on Writing When All You Can Do is Write. And Maybe When You Can’t 

Stephen Graham Jones is conversation with Theodore Van Alst and Sterling HolyWhiteMountain. 

Speakers
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Ted Van Alst

Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. is Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Native American Studies at the University of Montana. His edited volume The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones was released in April 2015 by the University of New Mexico Press. He has been interviewed by The Washington Post, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Native America Calling, Smithsonian Magazine, and Al-Jazeera America Television and has... Read More →
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Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Colorado. He is the author of twenty-one books, including The Fast Red Road: A Plainsong, Ledfeather, The Gospel of Z, and Bleed into Me: A Book of Stories. The honors his work has received include the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse H. Jones Award for Fiction and the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction. He... 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 in various crime, noir and pulp collections and anthologies. | | He lives in Missoula, Montana.
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Susan Maruca

Susan Maruca is a scientist, software developer, educator, ceramic artist, curious skeptic, and foodie.   She has lived in Montana for 7 years and is still awed by the scale and heart of this place. When not working for Simbio making interactive simulations for teaching biology, she is either hiking, enjoying dinner with friends, or building functional ceramic objects evocative of things occurring naturally in the world.
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Karen McNenny

Karen McNenny has had a diverse career path, stretching from her days performing as an actress and dancer, to hocking souvenirs at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  In a surprising twist of fate she landed in corporate America and eventually founded Made You Think Consulting.  Karen currently works throughout the country as a professional speaker, group facilitator and business educator.  However, she ultimately sees herself as a... Read More →
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Marc Moss

Executive Director, Tell Us Something
Tell Us Something Executive director Marc Moss was professionally trained as an English educator, certified in 1995 to teach English 7-12 in the state of Ohio. He went on to teach in the world’s best classroom, Yellowstone National Park, as a seasonal ranger-naturalist from 1999-2001, telling the stories of the geothermals there, the ecology of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the historical Fort Missoula.  He fell in love with... Read More →
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Sterling Holy White Mountain

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation, where he lived the first part of his life according to the laws of the old-time basketball religion. He received a BA in English Creative Writing from the University of Montana and an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and he was a James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. He currently directs the writing center at Blackfeet Community... Read More →
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Josh Slotnick

Josh Slotnick is the director of the PEAS farm, a partnership between Garden City Harvest and the University of Montana's Environmental Studies program. Josh is a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program, and he lives on a farm with his family. His book HomeFarm came out in 2013, and this is his third time in this kind of event.



Friday September 11, 2015 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Dennison Theatre PARTV, 32 Campus Dr #110, Missoula, MT 59812

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