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Saturday, September 29 • 10:30am - 11:45am
This is the Place: Women Writing About Home

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One editor and six contributors from the New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice collection This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home will read from their essays and discuss how the notion of home informs and infiltrates their writing.


A thought-provoking collection of personal essays about home

What makes a home? What do equality, safety, and politics have to do with it? And why is it so important to us to feel like we belong? In this collection, 30 women writers explore the theme in personal essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, sentimental objects, homelessness, domestic violence, solitude, immigration, gentrification, geography, and more. Contributors--including Amanda Petrusich, Naomi Jackson, Jane Wong, and Jennifer Finney Boylan--lend a diverse range of voices to this subject that remains at the core of our national conversations. Engaging, insightful, and full of hope, This is the Place will make you laugh, cry, and think hard about home, wherever you may find it.

"This collection, encompassing a spectrum of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, political beliefs and classes, could not be timelier....open this book, hear its chorus of voices and remember that we are a nation of individuals, bound to each other by our humanity." --The New York Times Book Review

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Margot Kahn Case

Margot Kahn is the author of Horses That Buck, winner of the High Plains Book Award and a New West Best Book of 2008, and co-editor of the New York Times Editors' Choice anthology This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home. Margot’s essays, reviews and poems have appeared in The... Read More →
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Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo is the author of poetry chapbook Seven Prayers to Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Entre Rios Books) and the cookbook Pie School (Sasquatch Books), and she’s co-editor with Samuel Ligon of Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze. Her writing has been anthologized... Read More →
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Jane Wong

Jane Wong's poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, POETRY, AGNI, New England Review, and others. Her essays have appeared in McSweeney's, Black Warrior Review, Ecotone, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and This is the Place: Women Writing About Home... Read More →
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Maya Jewell Zeller

Poetry Editor, Scablands Books
Maya Jewell Zeller (Scablands Poetry Editor & CWU Professor) is the author of the interdisciplinary collaboration (with visual artist Carrie DeBacker) Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts (Entre Rios Books, 2017), the chapbook Yesterday, the Bees (Floating Bridge Press, 2015), and the... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Shakespeare & Co 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula, MT 59801, USA