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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Thursday, September 10 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Pie & Whiskey

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There will be pie! There will be whiskey! There will be readings about pie and whiskey!

The world famous Pie & Whiskey Reading features homemade pie, a glass of whiskey, and a baker's dozen of short readings about pie and/or whiskey. All of this is included in the $5 entry fee. 

Presented at the Union Club by Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers, and hosted by Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon. 

Speakers
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Kim Barnes

Kim Barnes is the author of In the Kingdom of Men, named a best book of 2012 by San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, and The Oregonian, and long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, A Country Called Home, winner of the 2009 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction, was named a best book of 2008 by The Washington Post, The Kansas City Star, and The Oregonian. She is a recipient of the... Read More →
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Judy Blunt

Judy Blunt spent more than 30 years on wheat and cattle ranches in northeastern Montana, before leaving that life to attend the University of Montana.  Her book of poems, Not Quite Stonewon the Merriam-Frontier Award, and was published in 1991.  Her best-selling memoir, Breaking Clean, was published by A.A. Knopf in 2002 and met with wide critical acclaim.  Her essays explore the complexity of growing up a girl in... Read More →
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Debra Magpie Earling

Debra Magpie Earling is the Director of the University of Montana Creative Writing Program. Her novel Perma Red (Putnam, 2002) won the Western Writers Association Spur Award, WWA’s Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for Best First Novel, a WILLA Literary Award and the American Book Award. The Lost Journals of Sacajewea (Koch editions, 2010),  a collaboration with photographer Peter Rutledge Koch, re-invents the life of... Read More →
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Melissa Kwasny

Melissa Kwasny is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Pictograph (2015) and The Nine Senses (2011), both from Milkweed Editions, as well as a collection of literary essays, Earth Recitals: Essays on Image and Vision (Lynx House Press 2013). Reading Novalis in Montana was named one of the top ten books of 2009 by the Huffington Post. She is also the editor of Toward the Open... Read More →
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Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo is the author of two cookbooks, Pie School (Sasquatch Books) and A Commonplace Book of Pie (Chin Music Press). Her essays and poems have appeared in Best American Essays, Best New Poets, New England Review, Willow Springs, The Rumpus, Ninth Letter, and Gastronomica, and she writes the "Cooking the Books" column for the Spokesman-Review. In 2017, Sasquatch Books will release Pie & Whiskey, an anthology co-edited with Sam... Read More →
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J. Robert Lennon

J. Robert Lennon is the author of two story collections, Pieces For The Left Hand and See You in Paradise, and seven novels, including Mailman, Familiar,and Happyland. He holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Playboy, Granta, The Paris Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. He has been anthologized in Best American Short... Read More →
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Samuel Ligon

Samuel Ligon is the author of two novels—Among the Dead and Dreaming and Safe inHeaven Dead—and two collections of stories, Wonderland, illustrated by StephenKnezovich, and Drift and Swerve. He edits the journal Willow Springs, teaches at EasternWashington University in Spokane, and is the artistic director of the Port TownsendWriters’ Conference.  | |
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Ed Skoog

Ed Skoog is the author of Mister Skylight (Copper Canyon Press, 2009) and Rough Day (Copper Canyon Press, 2013), which won the Washington State Book Award in Poetry. He is a graduate of the University of Montana, and has been a visiting professor there. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Residence at George Washington University. He lives in Portland... Read More →
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Alexandra Teague

Alexandra Teague is the author of two books of poetry: The Wise and Foolish Builders (Persea, 2015)--which centers on the story of Sarah Winchester, Victorian heiress to the rifle fortune, and the large, strange, supposedly haunted house she built in San Jose--and Mortal Geography (Persea, 2010), winner of the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the 2010 California Book Award for Poetry. The recipient of a Stegner Fellowship, a National... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Toor

Rachel Toor

Rachel Toor is the author of four works of nonfiction and one novel. Her most recent book is Misunderstood: Why The Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pet Ever (FSG 2016). She is a professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University. Her work has been published in a wide variety of places, including The New York Times, The LA Times, Ploughshares, SB Nation, Glamour, Reader’s Digest, Runner’s World and... Read More →
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Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, Daredevils, was published in spring 2016 by Penguin Press. Liesl Schillinger called the novel "breathtaking and brash," and wrote: "Vestal sends his characters soaring across the gulf that separates the identity that confines them and the identity they would choose, letting them land roughly but firmly on the other side, broken but free." His collection of short stories, Godforsaken Idaho, published by New... Read More →
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Robert Wrigley

Robert Wrigley has published ten books of poems, including most recently Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems (Penguin, 2013), and in the United Kingdom, The Church of Omnivorous Light: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2013). He teaches at the University of Idaho and lives in the woods, near Moscow, with his wife, the writer Kim Barnes.


Thursday September 10, 2015 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Union Club

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