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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel

Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel is the author of the essay collection FEAR ICONS, winner of the inaugural Gournay Prize. Her essays have appeared in journals such as Conjunctions, The Iowa Review, Gulf Coast and the anthology Marry a Monster. A graduate of the University of Montana's Environmental... Read More →


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

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