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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Defying Genre: Writing Outside the Box

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Join us for a reading and conversation with four authors who refuse to confine their work squarely within a single category. Enjoy hearing from Kelly Fordon (author of Garden for the Blind), Camille Griep (author of Letters to Zell), Josh Wagner (author of Shapes the Sunlight Takes),and Elissa Washuta (author of Starvation Mode: A Memoir of Food, Consumption, and Control).

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Kris Price

Kris Price has an A.A. in Behavioral and Social Sciences from Modesto Junior College. He is currently attending University of Montana, Missoula where he is studying Creative Writing and Film Studies. Kris was an assistant editor for Quercus Review, and Snail Mail Review. He is working on his first chapbook.  | | His work has appeared in Penumbra, Emerge, The Fine Line, theNewerYork Press, Diversion Press, PressboardPress, Crack the Spine... Read More →

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Kelly Fordon

Kelly Fordon’s work has appeared in The Florida Review, Flashquake, The Kenyon Review (KRO), The Montreal Review and Rattle among others. Her story A Small Bridge was chosen as a Wigleaf Top 50 (Short) Fiction of 2014. In her poetry chapbook, On The Street Where We Live won the 2011 Standing Rock Chapbook Contest. Her poetry chapbook, Tell Me When It Starts To Hurt was published by Kattywompus Press in May 2013. A collection of linked... Read More →
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Camille Griep

Camille Griep is the author of the novels Letters to Zell and New Charity Blues. She is the managing editor of Easy Street and a senior editor at The Lascaux Review. Her shorter works have appeared at Cartridge Lit, Synaesthesia, and The First Line, among other online and print venues. A native Montanan, she lives and writes near Seattle where she shares a home with her partner, Adam, and their spoiled bulldogge, Dutch.
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Josh Wagner

Josh Wagner was living in the middle of the desert with his dog Lucyfurr in 2008 when Ape Entertainment released his graphic novel, Fiction Clemens. Since then he’s traveled all over the planet, spinning stories out of what he finds. Along with comics Josh is the author of five books: Shapes the Sunlight Takes, Mystery Mark, Smashing Laptops, Deadwind Sea, and The Adventures of the Imagination of Periphery Stowe, as well as dozens of... Read More →
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Elissa Washuta

Nonfiction Faculty, Institute of American Indian Arts
Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, is the author of the memoirs My Body Is a Book of Rules and Starvation Mode. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Weeklings, and elsewhere. She serves as adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and nonfiction faculty for the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. 


Saturday September 12, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom C 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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