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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Friday, September 11 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Queer Women Writing the West

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Queer identified emerging authors read their works in progress on queer contemporary lives - both fictional and nonfictional - in the West. Authors will describe their depictions of queer lives and their relevance and importance within the canon of western literature.

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Corrie Williamson

Co-Founder, Helena Area Literary Arts
Corrie Williamson is the author of Sweet Husk, winner of the 2014 Perugia Press Prize and finalist for the 2015 Library of Virginia Poetry Award. Her second book, The River Where You Forgot My Name, was selected by Allison Joseph for the 2018 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and will... Read More →

Speakers
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Bridget Carson

Bridget is a poet based in Missoula. Her most famous invention is Zizou, a feminist lesbian post-punk band that exists only in a poetry manuscript by the same name. Her "tracks" have appeared in Kestrel, Pallaksch. Pallaksch., The American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.  She teaches... Read More →
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Megan Kruse

Megan Kruse is the 2015-16 Visiting Writer for Eastern Oregon University's low-residency MFA program. She is the author of the acclaimed novel Call Me Home, released by Hawthorne Books in 2015, with an introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert. She completed an extensive national tour... Read More →
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Molly Priddy

Molly Priddy is a writer and editor living in the Flathead Valley. She works as a full-time staff writer for the Flathead Beacon, a weekly publication and daily news source in Kalispell, and writes freelance pieces for popular websites such as The Toast and The Intentional as well... Read More →
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Chelsia A. Rice

Co-Founder, Helena Area Literary Arts
Chelsia A. Rice been writing poetry and nonfiction since computer screens were black with green type. Her essay, "Tough Enough to Float", was selected as a Notable Best American Essay in 2015. You can find her work on About.com, in The Los Angeles Review and in the recently released... Read More →
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Aileen Keown Vaux

Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. Currently, she lives in Spokane, WA where she writes and teaches English Composition and Literature at Spokane Falls Community College.


Friday September 11, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801

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