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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.

Moderators
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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 a finalist for the Library of Virginia Literary Award. Her poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, AGNI, Shenandoah, Willow Springs, and many other journals. Her current project has something to do with Lewis and Clark, the appropriate use of technology, and large mammals. She teaches writing at Carroll College and does non-profit work... 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 writing at Missoula College and runs Blue Door #10, a school for sci-fi, fantasy, cyberpunk writers, poets, hybrids, and other deviants with... 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 for the novel and was featured in the American Book Review reading series at the University of Houston-Victoria. Her work has appeared widely in journals and... 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. When not working, Molly can usually be found wandering Glacier National Park, playing with her dogs, or reading on her back porch.
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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
Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801

Attendees (10)