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Saturday, September 29 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellen Forney - Creativity & Mental Health

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The Montana Book Festival presents a frank and funny talk with Ellen Forneyabout mental health, maintaining stability, and the curious links between creativity and mood disorders. Ellen will share slides from her graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me and Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life. An informal conversation and Q&A including local cartoonist Theo Ellsworth will follow. Sponsored by NAMI Missoula with a poetic introduction by Zan Bockes.

Rock Steady is a smart, funny, and helpful book, not only for those of us with a diagnosed mood disorder, but for anyone who experiences any emotions whatsoever.” — Roz Chast

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Ellen Forney

Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of bestselling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me and Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life. She collaborated on the National Book Award-winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and... Read More →
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Jenny Montgomery

Jenny Montgomery's work has appeared in publications such as Barrow Street, Tar River, CALYX, Unsplendid, Cleaver, the New York Times, and the Cairo Times. Her poem "Ballet with Boy and Wheelchair" was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize. Her poetry installations have been shown at... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Montgomery Distillery 129 W Front St, Missoula, MT 59802, USA