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Friday, September 23 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Outside In: Fresh Eyes on the American West

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Sometimes the best way to get an insider's perspective is to ask an outsider. In this panel, non-native Westerners will discuss the ins and outs of capturing the cowboy life--from historical rodeo days to contemporary working ranch life. How do differing politics play a part in our work? What challenges do we face with authenticity? And how does the work benefit from a certain level of not understanding?

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Margot Kahn Case

Margot Kahn is the author of Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith, winner of the High Plains Book Award and a New West Best Book of 2008. She earned her MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Hertog Fellow, and has been awarded grants and residencies from the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, the Ohioana Library Association, Bread Loaf and the Jack Straw Writers Program. Margot’s essays... Read More →
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John Clayton

John Clayton’s books include The Cowboy Girl and Stories from Montana’s Enduring Frontier. A Red Lodge-based freelancer for more than 20 years, his new book Wonderlandscape: A Cultural History of Yellowstone National Park, will be published by Pegasus in summer 2017.
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Lowell Jaeger

Lowell Jaeger serves as Humanities Division Chair at Flathead Valley Community College | (Kalispell, Montana) where he has taught writing courses for over 30 years. As founding editor of Many Voices Press, Jaeger compiled Poems Across the Big Sky, an anthology of Montana poets, and New Poets of the American West, an anthology of poets from 11 Western states. He is the author of seven collections of poems, recipient of fellowships... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801

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