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Friday, September 23 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Beyond Brokeback: Writing Rural Queer Identities

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It’s hard to be gay in the country, it’s hard to be country in the city. Join local and visiting authors for a discussion on writing rural queer identities and creating visibility through narrative for the diversity of LGBTQIIA who live, have lived, or wish to live in the country. Panelists: Cody Rose, Rachel Harper, Julia Milan, and Aileen Keown Vaux.

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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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Julia Milan

Julia Milan grew up in Montana's Bitterroot Valley with her parents, one sister, and an assortment of barnyard animals. Despite bouncing like a maniac around the lower-48 for most of her adult life, she firmly self identifies as a Kid of the West and lives with her dog, Annie Oakley, in Montana or maybe Washington. She studied nonfiction creative writing and wildlife biology at the University of Montana and has been published in TransWorld... Read More →
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Cody Rose

Cody-Rose Clevidence's 1st book, Beast Feast, was published by Ahsahta Press in 2014.  Cody-Rose lives in the Arkansas Ozarks with their dog, Pearl.
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Aileen Keown Vaux

Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. Currently, she lives in Spokane, WA where she writes and teaches English Composition and Literature at Spokane Falls Community College.
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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 teaches two classes at the University of Montana, teaches poetry to 4th graders with the Missoula Writing Collaborative, tutors in the writing center, and serves as the Community Relations Coordinator for the... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801

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