Sunday, September 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Missoula Writers Who Work on Mainstreet

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Within a 1-mile radius of downtown Missoula these local writers working in poetry and prose are also spending their days near mainstreet. They work for a distillery. A bookstore. A software company. A radio station. They run their own business. They work for each other. They pass each other on the street. During the book festival they will all be in one place at the same time to share their latest work and celebrate what it means to be part of the Missoula writing community. 

  • Sarah Aronson
  • Jolene Brink
  • Chris La Tray
  • Jenny Montgomery
  • Karin Schalm
  • Phil Schaefer


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Sarah Aronson

Sarah Aronson is a Montanan by way of Alaska. Her debut collection of poems, And Other Bodiless Powers, won the 2018 New American Poetry Prize. She is also the host of the Montana Public Radio literary program and podcast, The Write Question.
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Jolene Brink

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Jolene Brink is a writer and visual artist from northern Minnesota. Her chapbook, Peregrine, won the 2014 Merrian-Frontier award. Since then her work has appeared in Orion, Southern Humanities Review, Poetry Northwest and others. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University... Read More →
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Chris La Tray

Chris La Tray is a Métis storyteller. His first book, One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays From the World At Large (2018, Riverfeet Press) won the 2018 Montana Book Award and a 2019 High Plains Book Award.His second book, a collection of haiku and haibun poetry called De... Read More →
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Jenny Montgomery

Jenny Montgomery's work has appeared in publications such as Barrow Street, Tar River, CALYX, Unsplendid, Cleaver, the New York Times, and the Cairo Times. Her poem "Ballet with Boy and Wheelchair" was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize. Her poetry installations have been shown at... Read More →

Karin Schalm

Karin Schalm has published work in Camas, CutBank, Epiphany, The Sun and other journals.
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Phil Schaefer

Phil Schaefer's debut collection of poems Bad Summon (University of Utah Press, 2017) won the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and he’s the author of three chapbooks, two co-written with friend and poet Jeff Whitney. He won the 2016 Meridian Editor’s Prize in poetry and has been... Read More →

Sunday September 15, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
Montgomery Distillery