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Sunday, September 25 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Writing Through Disability

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This event will address writing with an invisible illness, visible illness, and/or disability, including mental illness such as depression, bi-polar, or anxiety. Panelists Jen Kartenick, Stephanie Land, Travis Laurence Naught, Ryan Prior and Leigh Stein.

Speakers
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Jen Karetnick

Jen Karetnick is the author of three full-length books of poetry, including the forthcoming books American Sentencing (Winter Goose Publishing, May 2016) and The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), as well as four poetry chapbooks. She is the winner of the 2015 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize for Poetry and runner-up for the 2015 Atlantis Prize and 2016 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize. Her work has been... Read More →
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Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon, and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through the Center for Community Change, and through the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Her memoir, MAID: A Single Mother's Journey from Cleaning House to Finding Home, is forthcoming through Hachette Books.
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Travis Laurence Naught

Travis Laurence Naught is an author who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Prior to taking up a full-time struggle with words, he spent 10 years volunteering with the Eastern Washington University Men's Basketball team. Travis earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and completed graduate work in sports psychology while at Eastern. ASD Publishing released The Virgin Journals, Travis's poetry memoir, in 2012. It was used as... Read More →
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Ryan Prior

Ryan is a multimedia journalist and social entrepreneur. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Georgia Political Review and went on to jobs writing for The Daily Beast and USA Today. His reporting and commentary have also appeared in The American Conservative, Real Clear Politics, and several other publications. Currently working at CNN, he was selected as a 2014 Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar and was... Read More →
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Leigh Stein

Working at the intersection of literature and activism, Leigh Stein is the author of three books, and the co-founder and Executive Director of Out of the Binders, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing the careers of women and gender non-conforming writers. Her début novel The Fallback Plan made the "highbrow brilliant" quadrant of New York Magazine's Approval Matrix, and her poetry... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fact & Fiction Bookstore 220 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802

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