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Saturday, September 24 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Birthing the Sasquatch and Other Tales from the Den: Authors + Agent

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Literary Agent Julie Stevenson represents writers Sharma Shields and Simeon Mills, a creative (and literal) couple. Join us for this discussion about the highs and lows, the challenges and joys, of professionally partnering to get fresh and important writing into the world.

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Karen Buley

Karen Buley is the author of the novel Nanny on the Run. Her collection of nurses’ stories, Nurses on the Run: Why They Come, Why They Stay, was a "Best Books 2010" USA Book News finalist. Her essays have appeared in Family Circle, American Nurse Today, and A Cup of Comfort for Nurses: Stories of Caring and Compassion. In 2013 she traded the magic of birth for the magic of books and now works as a library assistant at Hellgate High School in... 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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Julie Stevenson

Julie Stevenson is an agent at Lippincott Massie McQuilkin in New York. She is drawn to fiction with unforgettable characters, an authorial command of voice, and a strong sense of narrative tension. She looks for work that explores the depths of human experience and the many facets of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, and regional backgrounds. Stevenson loves editing and contemplating craft and storytelling with clients. She... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Holiday Inn - Garden City Ballroom D 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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