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Saturday, September 24 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Exploring Race Through Creative Writing

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Four authors from diverse backgrounds will read and converse on the influence race plays in their writing, as well as their academic and creative experience. Participants: Rachel Harper, Lily Hoang, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz and Sunil Yapa.


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Asta So

Asta So was born in Hong Kong and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she studied English literature and creative writing at Stanford University. She writes both fiction and nonfiction and received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana.

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Rachel Harper

Rachel M. Harper is a novelist and screenwriter. Her first novel, Brass Ankle Blues, was a Borders Original Voices Award finalist and selected as a Target Breakout Book. Her newest novel, This Side of Providence, will be published in April 2016; it was recently adapted into an original television pilot, City of Providence. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies including Black... Read More →
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Lily Hoang

Lily Hoang is the author of four books: Unfinished, The Evolutionary Revolution, Changing (recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press “Un-Doing the Novel” Contest). With Blake Butler, she edited the anthology 30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Young Writers. Hoang serves as co-director of Puerto del Sol, Editor at Tarpaulin Sky... Read More →
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Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz

Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz is a writer and photographer.  Her work has appeared in various onlineand print journals, in over 40 anthologies, and on coffee mugs and cans.  A Vermont StudioCenter fellow, Mintz is the author of two fiction chapbooks, “Where I’ll Be If I’m Not There”and “Mother Love.” 
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Sunil Yapa

Author, YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST
Sunil Yapa’s debut novel Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist is the lead title for Lee Boudreaux’s eponymous new imprint, Lee Boudreaux Books at Little, Brown & Company. The publication date is January 2016.  | | Sunil Yapa holds a BA in economic geography from Penn State University, and received his MFA in Fiction from Hunter College in New York City in 2010, where he worked with Peter Carey, Colum McCann, Claire... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Holiday Inn - Gallatin-Jefferson 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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