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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rejection Open Mic

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Come and read your best worst rejection letter. Tell a story of literary heartbreak. Share your invented favorable decline from It's Not You It's Us journal...or just listen in as others reveal the dark (and darkly humorous) downside of submitting work.

We have plenty of room - send an email to mindellrachel@gmail.com to sign up! 

Moderators
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Virginia Zech

Virginia Zech’s journalism and reviews have been appeared in The Onion AV Club, Seattle Weekly, The Reykjavik Grapevine and Ski Racing Magazine. The first chapter of her novella in progress, “The Claw”, is forthcoming this fall in the science flash fiction anthology Gigantic Worlds. She is the Assistant Director of the Colgate Writers Conference and teaches creative writing at the University of Montana.

Speakers
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J. Robert Lennon

J. Robert Lennon is the author of two story collections, Pieces For The Left Hand and See You in Paradise, and seven novels, including Mailman, Familiar,and Happyland. He holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Playboy, Granta, The Paris Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. He has been anthologized in Best American Short... Read More →
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Rachel Mindell

Festival Director
Rachel Mindell is a poet and teacher from Tucson, Arizona. She received an MA in English Literature and an MFA in Poetry at the University of Montana. She works for Submittable and the Missoula Writing Collaborative when she isn't planning the book fest. Her chapbook, A Teardrop and a Bullet, was recently releasted by Dancing Girl Press. Individual poems have appeared or are forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Pool, BOAAT, Horse Less... Read More →
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Marian Palaia

is a San Francisco (and often Missoula, Montana) author whose first novel, The Given World, was praised in a starred Kirkus review as “an immensely rewarding and remarkable debut.” It has been nominated for both the PEN/Bingham Prize and the Saroyan International Prize for Fiction.
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Kris Price

Kris Price has an A.A. in Behavioral and Social Sciences from Modesto Junior College. He is currently attending University of Montana, Missoula where he is studying Creative Writing and Film Studies. Kris was an assistant editor for Quercus Review, and Snail Mail Review. He is working on his first chapbook.  | | His work has appeared in Penumbra, Emerge, The Fine Line, theNewerYork Press, Diversion Press, PressboardPress, Crack the Spine... Read More →
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Josh Wagner

Josh Wagner was living in the middle of the desert with his dog Lucyfurr in 2008 when Ape Entertainment released his graphic novel, Fiction Clemens. Since then he’s traveled all over the planet, spinning stories out of what he finds. Along with comics Josh is the author of five books: Shapes the Sunlight Takes, Mystery Mark, Smashing Laptops, Deadwind Sea, and The Adventures of the Imagination of Periphery Stowe, as well as dozens of... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Holiday Inn - Glacier/Yellowstone 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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