Writers Workshop Panel Discussions

Elk River Arts & Lectures is presenting a series of panel discussions during the week of August 16, as part of its annual writing workshop. These conversations take place each evening at 7 p.m. in the Chico Convention Center, and are free and open to the public. They include:

Monday, Aug. 16: Indigenity and Literature: Appropriation, Self Determination, and Art in Literature by and about Native People, with Beth Piatote, Adrian Jawort, Sterling HolyWhiteMountain and Terese Mailhot. Moderated by CMarie Fuhrman.

Tuesday, Aug. 17: Publishing Your Outdoor and Place-Based Writing, with Charles Finn (High Desert Journal), Corinne Gaffner Garcia (Big Sky Journal), Christine Holbert (Lost Horse Press) and Scott McMillion (Montana Quarterly). Moderated by Seabring Davis (author and former editor of Big Sky Journal and Western Art & Architecture).

Wednesday, Aug. 18: Art and Climate Change: Navigating the Intersections of Science, Conservation, Culture and Art on a Rapidly Warming Planet, with Gary Ferguson, Doug Peacock, and Cathy Whitlock. Moderated by Mary Clare.

The Elk River Writers Workshop draws dozens of students from all over the country to work with renowned faculty members. This year’s roster includes Montana author Rick Bass, internationally recognized ornithologist J. Drew Lanham, Nimíipuu scholar and author Beth Piatote, and the husband-wife poetry team of William Pitt Root and Pamela Uschuk.

The workshop is a program of Elk River Arts & Lectures, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating and celebrating the literary arts in Park County.

Please note: In light of the substantial number of Covid cases in Park County, we are asking all participants to plan on wearing a mask while inside.

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