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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
The Essay: Memory, Creative Research and Compilation

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Join four prolific prose writers - Jacob Appel, Kate Bolick, Bernard Cooper and Kisha Schlegel - as they share from creative work and converse on pleasures and challenges inherent in the research (and memory-mining) process necessary for successful essay writing.


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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.

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Jacob Appel

Jacob M. Appel is the author of the novels, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, which won the 2012 Dundee International Book Award, and The Biology of Luck (2013). His story collection, Scouting for the Reaper (2014), won the Hudson Prize.  Other collections include The Magic Laundry (2015)  and Phoning Home: Essays (2014).  Jacob's short fiction has appeared in more than two hundred literary journals.  His prose... Read More →
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Kate Bolick

Kate Bolick is the author of the New York Timesbestseller SPINSTER: Making a Life of One's Own, a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and host of "Touchstones at The Mount," an annual literary interview series at Edith Wharton's country estate in the Berkshires. Her writing appears in Cosmopolitan,Elle, Vogue, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among other... Read More →
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Bernard Cooper

Bernard Cooper is the author of memoir, My Avant-Garde Education, recently published by W.W. Norton. He is also the author of The Bill From My Father,Maps To Anywhere, A  Year of Rhymes, Truth Serum, and a collection of short stories, Guess Again.  Cooper is the recipient of the PEN/USA Ernest Hemingway Award, the O. Henry  Prize, a Guggenheim grant, and a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship... Read More →
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Kisha Schlegel

Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel has published essays in Conjunctions, Iowa Review, Drunken Boat, Gulf Coast and elsewhere. A recipient of the Richard J. Margolis Award, an Iowa Arts Grant, and more, she has an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and an MFA from Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program. She teaches creative writing at Whitman College.


Saturday September 12, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Holiday Inn - Glacier/Yellowstone 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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