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Friday, September 28 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Rewriting Cowboys and Indians: Decolonizing Mythologies of the West

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This panel will look at the way that current writers (both of the western genre and Native writers) are rewriting the west in a non-stereotypical way. We will be discussing several writers and looking at our own work in order to talk about how writers are trying to establish themselves in a historically correct way that helps decolonize the way that cowboys and Indians are written about and read about in the West.

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Bruce Holbert

Mt. Spokane High School
Bio:Bruce Holbert is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, where he assisted in editing the Iowa Review and held a teaching writing fellowship.  His fiction has appeared in the Iowa Review, Hotel Amerika, other voices, the Antioch Review, Crab Creek Review, the Spokesman... Read More →

Ruby Murray

Ruby Hansen Murray is the winner of the 2017 Montana Prize in Nonfiction, awarded fellowships at Ragdale, Hedgebrook and Fishtrap. Her work appears in World Literature Today, CutBank, About Place and The Rumpus. She received an MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and... Read More →
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Shann Ray

Poet and novelist Shann Ray's work has appeared in Poetry, Esquire, McSweeney’s, Poetry International, Narrative, Montana Quarterly, and Salon. He grew up fishing the waterways of Montana and Alaska, and spent part of his childhood on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeast... Read More →
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Russell Rowland

Russell Rowland is a fourth generation Montanan, born in Bozeman in 1957. He has a Master’s in Creative Writing from Boston University. His latest book is Arbuckle, the final novel in a trilogy based on his own family history. He has published four novels, In Open Spaces, The... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Missoula Art Museum 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802, USA