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Saturday, September 24 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Animal Instincts

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Three animal experts with distinct approaches: Sid Gustafson practices veterinary medicine, horse advocacy and fiction-writing; Rachel Toor is a prose artist in service of the misunderstood rat; Kipp Wessel’s debut novel details a main character’s bear-shaped ambitions.


Moderators
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Dana Fitz Gale

Dana Fitz Gale won the Brighthorse Prize in Short Fiction for her story collection, Spells for Victory and Courage (Brighthorse Books, 2016) which was also a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award and the Ohio State book prize. She has received numerous other awards for her fiction, which has recently appeared in The Hudson Review, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Quarterly West, New Letters, Mid-American Review, Arts &... Read More →

Speakers
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Sid Gustafson

Novelist
Sid Gustafson is a Montana novelist and veterinarian. His latest novel, Swift Dam, celebrates the native land and the natives who survive as they have survived through time; perilously. | In addition to teaching equine behavior at The University of Guelph and writing for the New York Times, Sid practices veterinary medicine in Big Sky, Montana. His earlier novels include Horses They Rode and Prisoners of Flight.
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Rachel Toor

Rachel Toor is the author of four works of nonfiction and one novel. Her most recent book is Misunderstood: Why The Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pet Ever (FSG 2016). She is a professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University. Her work has been published in a wide variety of places, including The New York Times, The LA Times, Ploughshares, SB Nation, Glamour, Reader’s Digest, Runner’s World and... Read More →
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Kipp Wessel

Kipp Wessel’s short fiction has appeared in a dozen literary magazines, and his debut novel, First, You Swallow the Moon, is freshly published by radialGRAIN. He earned a Fiction Fellowship and his MFA from The University of Montana, and he has taught fiction writing at the University of Montana, The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, and within regional arts programs.  He lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.



Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom C 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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