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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Friday, September 11 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Writing Our National Parks

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Jean Arthur, author of Top Trails: Glacier National Park, Jane Demaray, author of Yellowstone Summers: Touring with the Wylie Camping Company in America's First National Park, and Sandra Johnson, author of The Ground Squirrels Take Glacier, Maybe…, know the grandeur of Montana's national parks. Join us for a discussion on different approaches to writing about these sites of beauty, history and adventure.

This event is sponsored by Far Country Press. 

Formed in 1980 and based in Helena, Montana, Farcountry Press is an award-winning publisher that specializes in color photography books showcasing the nation's cities, states, national parks, and wildlife. Farcountry also publishes a handful children’s series, along with guidebooks, cookbooks, and regional history titles nationwide. On top of all this, Farcountry has a custom publishing division, called Sweetgrass Books, that helps individuals publish their own titles.

Farcountry will be exhibiting work on Saturday at the festival bookfair, at the Holiday Inn.  

 

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Kim Covill

Kimberly Covill is pursing an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Literature at the University of Montana in Missoula. When not engrossed in her studies she likes baking pies, playing with dogs, and running rivers.

Speakers
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Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur's fourth book, Top Trails: Glacier National Park reveals Glacier's treks and trails and culturally significantly places among the 1 million wild acres. Jean teaches writing at Montana State University in Bozeman where she lives with her husband, Lynn Sellegren and their two black Labradors who are not especially good at guarding the refrigerator from invading twenty-something Sellegren kids. Jean writes and photographs... Read More →
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Jane Demaray

Jane Galloway Demaray was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has fond memories of traveling to Bozeman, Montana, to visit her grandparents—often with side trips to Yellowstone National Park—jaunts that led to future interests. She received a B.A. in history from the University of Puget Sound. A former K-12 special education teacher, she also completed extensive career-related course work at the University of Montana and... Read More →
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Sandra Johnson

Sandra Johnson was born in Sheridan, Wyoming but her family immediately moved to Seattle where her dad repaired ships during World War II. In 1946 her family moved to Missoula, Montana where she attended grade school. Her family bought a small farm in the Bitterroot Valley her freshman year in high school and she graduated from Florence Carlton High School. After attending the University of Montana and Colorado College for a while she married and... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fact & Fiction Bookstore 220 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802

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