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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Memoir: The Life of Travel

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Elizabeth Enslin, author of While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal, and Amy Ragsdale, author of Crossing the River: A Life in Brazil, know the particular joys and struggles of capturing life abroad. Join us for a reading from two compelling memoirs.

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Karla Theilen

Karla Theilen is currently in the home stretch of writing a raconteuse’s tale of six summers on a wilderness fire lookout following a slapdash recipe of one part nature writing, one part reflection, a measure of humor and a pinch of madness. The memoir is finished with a light, lyrical glaze, served on a bed of humility and best enjoyed with a tall glass of booze. Her writing has been featured on National Public Radio’s Morning... Read More →

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Elizabeth Enslin

A fourth generation Oregonian, Elizabeth Enslin is the author of While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal (Seal Press, October 2014). She earned her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University in 1990 and has published literary nonfiction in The Gettysburg Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Raven Chronicles, High Desert Journal, Opium Magazine, Orion Magazine and other journals... Read More →
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Amy Ragsdale

Amy Ragsdale is a writer and choreographer. Her travel memoir Crossing the River, from SEAL Press, will arrive in bookstores in November 2015. Her articles and columns on travel and dance have appeared in High Desert Journal, Mamalode, British Airways online, and Outside magazine online, where she initiated the column Raising Rippers. She is the recipient of the 2009 Governor's Arts Award for the State of Montana and the 1996 Most Distinguished... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom A 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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