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Saturday, September 24 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Mothers Who Write

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Finding time to write as a mother is no easy task, but these ladies make it happen. Learn some tricks, commiserate over typing out stories on laptops or phones while breastfeeding, and maybe get a few tips on how to make it all work without losing your mind. 

Elke Govertson runs a magazine, writes, and does freelance work on the side. Sarah Aswell is a comedian and content extraordinaire. Emily Freeman teaches writing along with freelancing and working for Submittable. Stephanie Land writes full-time as a freelancer and somehow makes a living at it as a single mom. 

Come prepared with questions, or just to hear some stories of frustration, melt-downs, and exuberant joys of getting assignments done in the midst of chaos. 

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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 →

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Sarah Aswell

Sarah Aswell is a freelance writer who holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana. Her work has been published in The Advocate, The Gettysburg Review, and McSweeney’s among others. She balances her writing between creating marketing content for local and national businesses, writing essays, and writing short humor pieces. She lives in Missoula, Montana, with her husband, a sports journalist, and... Read More →
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Emily Freeman

Emily H. Freeman earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, and has taught writing at various schools and nonprofits in MN, NY, and MT. She has received grants and fellowships from the MN State Arts Board, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Blacklock Nature Sanctuary, and the MN Jewish Arts Council. Emily's fiction and nonfiction writing has appeared in the Best New American Voices... Read More →
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Elke Goverston

Elke Govertsen is the Founder and Editor of Mamalode. She has been featured in Real Simple, Where Women Create, 406 Woman, Ad Tech, and Entrepreneur. She speaks on a variety of topics, from social media to overcoming poverty. She also leads the Learn As You Go lecture series for small businesses and is passionate about economic development in Montana. Her special skills include extreme bootstrapping, overcoming obstacles and creating... 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.


Saturday September 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom C 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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