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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Where Nature Meets Culture: Bears, Dams, and Lentils

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Join in on this discussion with three fabulous authors, each possessing a unqiue perspective on the intersections between our natural environment and society. David Brooks, author of Restoring the Shining Waters: Superfund Success at Milltown, Liz Carlisle, author of Lentil Underground, and Michael Dax, author of Grizzly West: A Failed Attempt to Reintroduce Grizzly Bears in the Mountain West, will share from their work and engage eachother in a dynamic conversation.

Moderators
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Claire Voris

Claire Voris and her dog, Phoebe, originally hail from Illinois, but have migrated West in order to pursue an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction at the University of Montana.  Claire served as lead writer and editor for a documentary on U.S. pork production that, unless you are an RFD-tv diehard, fluent in Mandarin Chinese, is unlikely to appear on your Netflix que.  Neither Claire nor Phoebe are Mandarin speakers, but what they lack in... Read More →

Speakers
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David Brooks

Exec. VP, Heritage Research Center, Ltd.
I earned my MA in Anthropology (2003) and PhD in History (2012) at the University of Montana. For the past three years I have served as lead historian and VP of Heritage Research Center, Ltd., a Missoula-based environmental history research firm specializing in Superfund and toxic tort litigation, tribal forest history and watershed issues. I also teach courses in U.S. Environmental History, 20th Century American West and U.S. Food... Read More →
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Liz Carlisle

Liz Carlisle is a fellow at the Center for Diversified Farming Systems at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography, also from Berkeley, and a B.A. from Harvard University. A native of Missoula, Montana, Carlisle is a former Legislative Aide to United States Senator Jon Tester. She is the author of Lentil Underground (2015).
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Michael Dax

Michael Dax earned a masters in history at the University of Montana where Grizzly West began as his thesis. Before coming to Missoula, he worked as a tour guide, ski instructor and trail groomer in Yellowstone National Park. His writing has appeared in High Country News and Earth Island Journal. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Saturday September 12, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Holiday Inn - Glacier/Yellowstone 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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