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Saturday, September 24 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
4 Inland Northwest Presses

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The panel will consist of poet-organizers from four relatively young organizations in the Inland NW in which we will introduce the work we do in our respective locales and talk about the why and how of our burgeoning literary endeavors. The reading will showcase authors from each organization. 

Educe Press - Matthew Haynes, Colin Cote
Open Country Press - Henrietta Goodman - readers: Jason Theroux, Ellen Welcker
Sage Hill Press - Thom Caraway - reader: Ben Cartwright
Scablands Books - Sharma Shields - readers: Simeon Mills, Tim Greenup 

Moderators
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Melissa Huggins

Melissa Huggins is the executive director of Spokane Arts, and previously served as the director of Get Lit! Programs. She has an MFA from Eastern Washington University, and her stories and essays have appeared in The Inlander, The Oyez Review, Lilac City Fairy Tales, Railtown Almanac... Read More →

Speakers
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Thom Caraway

Thom Caraway is the editor of Rock & Sling, a journal of witness, and the publisher of Sage Hill Press. His poetry has appeared in Ascent, Redivider, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. From 2013-2015, he served as Spokane's poet laureate.  He teaches at Whitworth University... Read More →
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Ben Cartwright

Ben Cartwright's poetry appears in Seneca Review, DIAGRAM, West Branch, and The Stinging Fly, among others. He is the recipient of the Ana Damjanov prize from the Academy of American Poets. His audio recordings of the poets Kenneth Irby, Fred Moten, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis are... Read More →
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Colin Cote

Colin Cote lives and works in Butte, Montana. He is a graduate of St. John's University in Collegeville, MN. He writes poetry and short fiction.
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Henrietta Goodman

Henrietta Goodman is the author of three books of poetry: All That Held Us (John Ciardi Prize, BkMk Press, 2018), Hungry Moon (Mountain West Poetry Series, 2013), and Take What You Want (Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books, 2007). Her poems and essays have recently appeared in... Read More →
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Tim Greenup

Spokane Falls Community College
Tim Greenup (Without Warning, 2016) is a poet and musician. His poems have been published inSixth Finch, BOAAT, Midwestern Gothic, LEVELER, and elsewhere. He teaches at Spokane FallsCommunity College.
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Matthew R. K. Haynes

Publisher, Educe Press
Matthew R. K. Haynes earned his M.A. in Fiction and M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Boise State University. His first novel, Moving Towards Home, was published in 1999. His newest novella, Friday, was published in 2015. He was been a finalist for the Faulkner Award in Nonfiction... Read More →
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Simeon Mills

Simeon Mills is a cartoonist and writer living in Spokane, Washington. His graphic stories are included in various journals, such as The Florida Review, Okey-Panky and Rock & Sling. His graphic novel, Butcher Paper, was recently published by Scablands Books... Read More →
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Sharma Shields

Author, Autumn House Press
Sharma Shields is the author of a short story collection, Favorite Monster, and a novel, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac. Sharma’s writing has appeared in Electric Lit, The New York Times, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Fugue, and elsewhere and has garnered such awards... Read More →
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Jason Theroux

Jason Theroux has published poems in Cedilla and has work forthcoming in Poems Across the Big Sky and Bright Bones: Contemporary Montana Writing. He lives in Missoula.
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Ellen Welcker

Ellen Welcker has collaborated with visual artists, other writers, and as part of several multi-genre productions, including 2016's Terrain's Uncharted, a collaboration with the Spokane Symphony that reimagined the classic "Peter and the Wolf," and 2018's performance of her chapbook... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom D 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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