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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
Reading with Annick Smith and James Lee Burke

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Join us for a reading by two of Montana's favorite authors, Annick Smith and James Lee Burke, with an introducion by Lois Welch. Annick Smith will read from her new book, Crossing the Plains with Bruno, and James Lee Burke will share forthcoming fiction.

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Jane Sparks

Jane J Sparks moved from Minneapolis to Missoula in July 2014. She says it felt like moving home as she was a regular visitor to Missoula since 1999.  Originally from Kentucky, Jane spent 38 years in the Minneapolis area where she owned an insurance agency that specialized in Equine insurance. She is an avid horsewoman having spent earlier years showing Dressage, Fox-Hunting, and breeding Thoroughbred horses.  She... Read More →
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Lois Welch

Lois Welch taught English at the University of Montana-Missoula for over three decades, writing scholarly and non-fiction articles, giving talks, directing the Creative Writing Program and chairing the English Department. As Mrs James Welch, she was actively, happily supportive of her husband's literary career in this country and abroad. As his literary executor, she works with editors and scholars on new editions of his work; she is working with... Read More →

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James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels and two collections of short stories. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
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Annick Smith

Annick Smith is a writer and filmmaker of Jewish-Hungarian descent whose work focuses on the literature and history of the Northern Rockies. Her books include Crossing the Plains with Bruno, the memoir Homestead, the Montana anthology The Last Best Place, which she edited with William Kittredge, and Big Bluestem, about Oklahoma’s tallgrass prairies. Her articles, essays, and stories have appeared... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom D 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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