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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Three Knockout First Novels

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Join Val Brelinski, author of The Girl Who Slept With God, Jan Ellison, author of A Small Indescretion, and Megan Kruse, author of Call Me Home, for a dynamic reading from three first novels and a conversation on the novel process.

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Max Boyd

Max Boyd is a fiction writer from Nampa, Idaho. He graduated from Vassar College and, at age 21, was one of Best Buy's youngest managers. A former writing instructor and ghostwriter at San Francisco State University, he is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Montana.

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Val Brelinski

Val Brelinski is the author of the novel, THE GIRL WHO SLEPT WITH GOD (Viking/Penguin 2015). She is a recent Wallace Sterner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University where she currently teaches fiction writing in the Continuing Studies Program. Her writing has been published in VQR, The Rumpus, Vogue, Salon, and The San Francisco Chronicle. She was raised in rural Idaho.
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Jan Ellison

Jan Ellison is the USA Today bestselling author of the debut novel, A Small Indiscretion, which was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. Jan won an O. Henry Prize for her first short story, and her essays about writing and parenting have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. A graduate of Stanford, Jan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their... Read More →
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Megan Kruse

Megan Kruse is the 2015-16 Visiting Writer for Eastern Oregon University's low-residency MFA program. She is the author of the acclaimed novel Call Me Home, released by Hawthorne Books in 2015, with an introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert. She completed an extensive national tour for the novel and was featured in the American Book Review reading series at the University of Houston-Victoria. Her work has appeared widely in journals and... Read More →



Saturday September 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom A 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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