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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

Speakers
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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

Writer
I'm working on a graphic history of a Robin-Hood-themed cerebral palsy camp that really existed in Ascutney, Vermont in the 1930s. I also work on the media team for the disability advocacy group, ADAPT. A former academic, I now run a distillery in Missoula, Montana with my husband... Read More →


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

Attendees (15)