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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Friday, September 11 • 9:30am - 11:00am
MWC Poets in Residence: Mark Gibbons, Robert E. Lee, Sheryl Noethe and Marnie Prange

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Four poets with decades of experience teaching for the Missoula Writing Collaborative will reflect on time spent in the classroom and share student work. 

This will be a great event for teachers and writers of all ages! 

Robert E. Lee will disucss outreach and Marnie Prange will talk about teaching younger children, including some of her own poetry lessons and the responses by her students. Mark Gibbons will discuss his experiences in the classroom by way of student poetry and Sheryl Noethe will read her own poems about kids and writing.

Moderators
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Dana Fitz Gale

Dana Fitz Gale won the Brighthorse Prize in Short Fiction for her story collection, Spells for Victory and Courage (Brighthorse Books, 2016) which was also a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award and the Ohio State book prize. She has received numerous other awards for her fiction... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Gibbons

Mark Gibbons is a Missoula poet and lifelong Montanan. His latest collection of poetry is The Imitation Blues from FootHills Publishing in 2017, and he's the editor of Moving On: The Last Poems of Ed Lahey, 2018, from Drumlummon Institute.
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Robert Lee

Robert Lee is the author of the epistolary novel, Guiding Elliott (Lyons Press 1997). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in CutBank, cold drill, Talking River Review, MO: Writings from the River (now Front Range), Northern Journeys, and in the anthologies, New Montana... Read More →
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Sheryl Noethe

Sheryl Noethe founded the Missoula Writing Collaborative in 1994. She is currently both Artistic Director and writer-in-residence. She is co-author of the teaching text Poetry Everywhere, now in its third printing. A recipient of a Montana Arts Council Fellowship, she also has received... Read More →
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Marnie Prange

Marnie Prange has taught creative writing at the University of Montana, Florida International University, the University of Louisville, Northern Arizona University, the University of Alabama, where she was editor of The Black Warrior Review, and the University of Missouri-Columbia... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am MDT
Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801

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