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Saturday, September 24 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
MBF Contest Winners Celebration + Reading

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Join us in honoring the winners of the Montana Book Festival's first Regional Emerging Writer’s Contest, chosen by author judges from our 2015 event. Grand Prize Winner (and poet) Mary Christensen was selected by Rick Barot, nonfiction winner Julia Milan was picked by Kate Bolick, and Jeffery Renard Allen selected Cody T Luff for fiction.


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Mary Christensen

Mary Leauna Christensen is an emerging writer who focuses on the liminal and what it means to reside in various borderlands, and the strangeness that seems to bring. She also enjoys playing with words in a way that makes readers slightly uncomfortable. Needless to say, she is a fan of anything creepy and odd. Mary has lived in Southwest deserts, in kudzo infested Appalachia, and currently lives in the forever wet Pacific Northwest with an... Read More →
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Cody T Luff

Cody T Luff grew up listening to stories in his grandfather’s barber shop as he shined shoes, stories told to him at bedsides and on front porches, deep in his father’s favorite woods, and in the cabs of pickup trucks on lonely dirt roads. Cody’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Pilgrimage, Cirque, KYSO Flash Anthology Volume 2, Menda City Review, Swamp Biscuits & Tea, and others. He earned an MFA from Goddard College, teaches in... Read More →
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Julia Milan

Julia Milan grew up in Montana's Bitterroot Valley with her parents, one sister, and an assortment of barnyard animals. Despite bouncing like a maniac around the lower-48 for most of her adult life, she firmly self identifies as a Kid of the West and lives with her dog, Annie Oakley, in Montana or maybe Washington. She studied nonfiction creative writing and wildlife biology at the University of Montana and has been published in TransWorld... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801

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