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Sunday, September 15 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
How the West Was Woman

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How the West Was Woman looks at the lives and writing of four western women: Emily Withnall and CMarie Fuhrman, and how growing up and living in the West has affected the writing and lives. Each writer is working on or has published work that confronts this in some way. Whether looking at the way the West has tried to shape women, the way women in the West have been erased, the way the West effects queer people, or the ways in which we are trying to counter the romantic notion or unromantic notions of what it means to be a woman living in and/or growing up western--and how that affects our writing and how women (and men) interested in the Western woman character might see/write the different realities of that character.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Jawort

Adrian Jawort

Adrian L. Jawort is a proud Northern Cheyenne Two Spirit journalist, poet, and writer who lives in Billings, Montana. She is the founder of Off the Pass Press which aims to promote Indigenous literature, and has edited and contributed to the Off the Path Volume I & II anthologies featuring award-winning 21st Century American Indian indigenous fiction writers from across North America to Hawaii, New Zealand, and Australia. She is also author of the horror n... Read More →
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Melissa Stephenson

Melissa Stephenson earned her B.A. in English from The University of Montana and her M.F.A. in Fiction from Texas State University. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The RumpusThe Washington PostNarrativelyBarrelhouseMuthaBlackbird, Ninth LetterH... Read More →
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Emily Withnall

Emily Withnall is a writer, teacher, and queer solo parent of two daughters. Originally from the high mountain desert of New Mexico, she survives the winter and cold of Montana by writing dark essays and odes to the sun. She currently serves as a writing fellow with the Center for... Read More →
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CMarie Fuhrman

University of Idaho/Fugue
CMarie Fuhrman is the co-editor of Native Voices (Tupelo, 2019) and author of the forthcoming chapbook Camped Beneath the Dam (Floodgate, 2020) Her poetry and nonfiction that has appeared in multiple journals including Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat a Journal of the Arts, Whitefish... Read More →


Sunday September 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Dana Gallery 246 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802, USA

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