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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
Raising the Pulse: Writing Violence and Creating Suspense

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Bruce Holsinger, author of The Invention of Fire, Michael Hodges, author of The Puller, and also Gavin Kovite and Christopher Robinson, co-authors of War of the Encyclopaedists, write novels that refuse to shy away. Join these authors for a reading and conversation on the craft of thrill, the challenges of blood.

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Alicia Bones

Here's a short bio: Alicia Bones is a second-year fiction student at the University of Montana. Previously, she earned her master’s degree in literature from the University of Iowa. Her work has been published in Spry, Hello Horror, Plain Song Review and elsewhere.

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Michael Hodges

Michael Hodges resides in the Northern Rockies, where the pine forests still keep secrets. His debut novel “The Puller” launched in 2015, and was optioned by Hollywood. Over twenty of his short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. He’s a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and is represented by Laura Wood of FinePrint Literary, NYC.
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Bruce Holsinger

Bruce Holsinger is a prolific and award-winning scholar of the medieval period who teaches at the University of Virginia. His books on medieval culture have won numerous prizes from the Modern Language Association, the Medieval Academy of America, and other scholarly organizations. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Council of Learned Societies.
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Gavin Kovite

Gavin Kovite was an infantry platoon leader in Baghdad from 2004-2005. He attended NYU Law and is now an Army lawyer. His writing has appeared in literary magazines and in Fire and Forget, an anthology of war fiction.
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Christopher Robinson

Christopher Robinson is the co-author, with Gavin Kovite, of War of the Encyclopaedists (Scribner, May 2015). His work has appeared widely in such publications as the Salon.com, New England Review, Kenyon Review, and McSweeney's online. He is a recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Millay Colony, Bread Loaf, the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Djerassi Resident Artist program, the Lanesboro Arts Center, the Kimmel... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Missoula Art Museum - Classroom 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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