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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 director of Get Lit! Programs, which includes the Get Lit! Festival, Spokane Youth Book Festival, and creative writing programs for K-12 students. She has an MFA from Eastern Washington University and spends her spare moments writing fiction, essays, book reviews, and more. Her essay "Stranger Danger" was recently included in the¬†Railtown Almanac anthology, and her interviews with Joyce Carol Oates, William T. Vollmann... 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.
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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 included in the PennSound archive. Ben's poetry manuscript, After Our Departure, won the 2016 Powder Horn Prize judged by Nance Van Winckel and will be published... 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 two books of poetry: Hungry Moon (Mountain West Poetry Series, 2013) and Take What You Want (Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books, 2007). Her poems have been published in Southern Humanities Review, 32 Poems, New England Review, Field, Gulf Coast, and other journals. She has received fellowships and residencies from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Montana Arts Council, and the Marjorie Davis Boyden... Read More →
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Tim Greenup

Tim Greenup's poems have appeared in Midwestern Gothic, BOAAT, Redivider, and elsewhere. His debut collection, Without Warning, is forthcoming from Scablands Books. He teaches English at Spokane Falls Community 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, Writer’s Digest Award in Fiction, and Glimmer Train Award for Short Short Fiction. His collection of multi-genre writing... 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. 
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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 as the Autumn House Fiction Prize, the Tim McGinnis Award for Humor, a Grant for Artist Projects from Artist... 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 is a poet and co-facilitator of Scablands Lit, an organization that supports writers in the Inland Northwest. Recent poems are in Dusie, Willow Springs, Pinwheel, and Fact-Simile. Her book, The Botanical Garden (Astrophil Press) won the 2009 Astrophil Poetry Prize. Her second collection, Ram Hands, is forthcoming from Scablands Books in 2017.


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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