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Thursday, March 12 • 9:00am - 10:50am
Reading, Stories, and Projects

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Panel on writing about race, identity, and exploratory ideas. 

Anna Caroline Harris
: “Light, Bright, and Damn (-Near) White: A Poetry Reading and Conversation on Authority and Authenticity”

Joyce Maxwell: "Shoelace" Reading/movement presentation

Charlene Choi: "Writing and the Pursuit of the Unnameable Core"

Leisa Greene Nelson: Personal Essay 

Kendra Potter: Personal Essay

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Leisa Greene Nelson

English Department, Administrative Associate of Graduate Admissions, University of Montana
Because of my children, I write. EARLY OUT is about my awakening outside of the Mormon faith while my two sons, Dustin and Michael, were coming-of-age. Self-destruction nearly consumed me before I could shed suffocating lies, find my own truth, walk with integrity, and freely defend my gay sons. | | Mark, my son-in-law, married my son Dustin in 2012 before it was legally recognized in the state of Montana. | | "The only regret you... Read More →


Charlene Choi

Charlene Charlene Choi is a Canadian writer, selected by the National Arts Club and the Page Series as one of New York City’s Best Emerging Writers.  She has studied Poetry at the University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop Graduate Summer Program and Fiction at the New School’s Graduate Writing Program, where she received her MFA in May 2010.  She has served as Associate Editor of LIT Magazine and Books Contributor to the... Read More →
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Joyce Maxwell

Professor of English, TC Columbia Univ/UCC
Joyce is a performance poet and writer. She has been teaching English and Creative Writing at Union County College for 15 years and is pursuing a doctorate in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently working on a performance piece titled "Shoelace" which is a compilation of memories, interviews and dialogues with (and about) her 16 year old son focused on the emotional, psychological and social realities of... Read More →
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Kendra Potter

Kendra Mylnechuk Potter is a professional actor, yoga instructor, and birth doula. After the last 10 years living and working in New York City and Los Angeles, she and her family relocated to Missoula, MT in fall of 2014. Her work as an actor has been seen at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Outfest, TriBeCa Film Festival, and others. She was the recipient of the Best Actor Award from the NBC/Universal Short Cuts Film Festival in 2013. Her... Read More →

Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:50am
UC 330

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