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Thursday, September 28 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Power, Resistance, and Literacy: Teaching Writing in Nontraditional Settings

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Panelists speak about their expereinces teaching writing in nontraditional settings such a juvenile detention centers, drug rehab centers, and homeless shelters.

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avatar for Chauna Craig

Chauna Craig

Chauna Craig is the author of the story collection The Widow’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms (Press 53, 2017). Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Fourth Genre, Prairie Schooner, Seattle Review, Flash Fiction International, Crab Orchard Review and other literary magazines and anthologies. She has received fellowships to Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Hedgebrook, and her work has been selected as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays and for Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology. A native of Great Falls (the setting of many of her stories and essays), Craig now teaches creative writing and... Read More →
avatar for Tami Haaland

Tami Haaland

Tami Haaland is the author of two books of poetry: When We Wake in the Night, and Breath in Every Room, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Prize. Her poems have appeared in a variety of periodicals and anthologies, including The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press) and Literature: An... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Kahn

Sarah Kahn

Sarah Kahn founded Free Verse, a nonprofit that teaches literature and creative writing in juvenile detention centers across Montana, in 2014. She has an MFA in Fiction and an MA in Literature from the University of Montana and is the Program Officer at Humanities Montana. ... Read More →
avatar for Chelsia Rice

Chelsia Rice

Chelsia A Rice is an essayist with an MFA from the University of Idaho in Creative Writing. Her writing has been published in journals and anthologies, including about.com, Peripheral Surveys, and the Los Angeles Review. Recently her essay titled "Tough Enough to Float" was selected as a Notable Best American Essay for 2014. She is the founder of Helena Area Literary Arts, the Montana Grassroots Organizer at American Cancer Society, and an adjunct professor at Carroll College. Her writing can be found... Read More →
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Joni Wallace

Joni Wallace earned her MFA at the University of Montana and is the author of two books of poetry and a chapbook: Kingdom Come Radio Show (Barrow Street Press, 2016), finalist for the Colorado Prize, the Besmilr Brigham Award, Word Works’ Washington Prize, and AROHO’s To the Lighthouse Award; Blinking Ephemeral Valentine (Four Way Books, 2011), winner of the Levis Prize (selected by Mary Jo Bang); and Redshift (Kore Press, 2001), which garnered a fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she teaches at the University of Arizona Poetry Center... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Missoula Art Museum 335 N. Pattee Street, Missoula , MT 59802

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