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Friday, September 23 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
The Art of Nonfiction

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Four prose masters of ranging expertise, from eco to essay, from journalistic to personal, will share secrets of the craft. Panelists Jacob Appel (Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana), Tom Hallman Jr. (Dispatches from 1320), Frederick H. Swanson Where Roads Will Never Reach: Wilderness and Its Visionaries in the Northern Rockies), and Kase Johnstun (Beyond the Grip of Craniosynostosis).


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Jacob Appel

Jacob M. Appel is the author of the novels, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, which won the 2012 Dundee International Book Award, and The Biology of Luck (2013). His story collection, Scouting for the Reaper (2014), won the Hudson Prize.  Other collections include The Magic Laundry (2015)  and Phoning Home: Essays (2014).  Jacob's short fiction has appeared in more than two hundred literary journals.  His prose... Read More →
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Tom Hallman

Tom Hallman Jr., 60, is considered one of the nation's premier narrative writers. During his career, he haswon every major feature-writing award, some for stories that took months to report, others less than acouple of hours. The stories range from the drama of life and death in a neo-natal unit, to the quiet prideof a man graduating from college. A common thread in all of Hallman's stories is the exploration of the character's heart and... Read More →
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Kase Johnstun

Kase Johnstun lives and writes in Ogden, Utah. He is the author of Beyond the Grip Craniosynostosis (McFarland & Co). It was recently awarded the Gold Quill (First Place) in Creative Nonfiction by the League of Utah Writers for 2015. He is the co-editor/author of Utah Reflections: Stories from the Wasatch Front (The History Press), which was name the Salt Lake Tribune’s book of the month for August 2014 and the... Read More →
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Frederick H. Swanson

Frederick H. Swanson's work deals with the history and conservation of the wild landscapes of the West, from Utah's red-rock deserts to the mountains of Montana and Idaho. His two latest books, The Bitterroot and Mr. Brandborg and Where Roads Will Never Reach: Wilderness and Its Visionaries in the Northern Rockies, are published from the University of Utah Press. The novels delve into the issues of forest practices and wilderness... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801

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