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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Friday, September 11 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Many Ways to Tell a Story: Two Established Writers Working Across the Genres

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Jeffery Renard Allen is the author of five books, most recently Song of the Shank, and is a novelist, short-story writer and poet. Jacob Appel is an essayist, fiction writer and playwright who has also written five books, including his latest story collection, Einstein's Beach House. Join us for this dynamic reading by two literary powerhouses.

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hamish rickett

If 10,000 hours is the measure of expertise, then I can say I'm truly expert at putting people into a drug induced coma, other than that, I'm a journeyman, coming to the craft of writing a little late.  I'm a first year MFA candidate at University of Montana's creative writing program, an anesthesiologist on the lamb, father of three and a river steward without a river. My work has been published in the now defunct Prism Magazine and... Read More →

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Jeff Renard Allen

Jeffery Renard Allen is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. Allen is the author of five books, most recently the novel Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press, 2104), which is loosely based on the life of Blind Tom, a nineteenth century African American piano virtuoso and composer who was the first African American to perform at The White House. The novel was featured as the front-page review of both The New York Times Book... Read More →
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Jacob Appel

Jacob M. Appel is the author of the novels, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, which won the 2012 Dundee International Book Award, and The Biology of Luck (2013). His story collection, Scouting for the Reaper (2014), won the Hudson Prize.  Other collections include The Magic Laundry (2015)  and Phoning Home: Essays (2014).  Jacob's short fiction has appeared in more than two hundred literary journals.  His prose... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801

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