A Literary Conversation with Megan McNamer and Christy Stillwell

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Two Montana authors read and discuss their fiction. Megan McNamer grew up in northern Montana and studied music at the University of Montana and ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. Home Everywhere, "a suitcase full of souvenirs scavenged from lives liberated, briefly, from the cares of the world", is her second novel. Christy Stillwell is the winner of the 2017 Elixir Press Fiction Award, a finalist in the Glimmer Train Short Story Contest, a Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of a Wyoming Arts Council Literary Fellowship. The Wolf Tone, with its lyrical prose, vibrant depiction of place, and lively plot twists, is an exhilarating debut creates a music all its own. 

More About Megan McNamerAuthor Megan McNamer

Megan McNamer’s first novel, Children and Lunatics (2016), won the Big Moose Prize with Black Lawrence Press. Her second novel, Home Everywhere, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2018. She has won a number of awards with national literary magazines, including Glimmer Train, New Millennium, Carve Magazine and Cutthroat Magazine, and her essays can be found in Sports Illustrated, The Sun, Islands, and Salon. She has degrees in Music (BA from the University of Montana) and Ethnomusicology (MA from the University of Washington). She grew up in northern Montana—in Conrad and Cut Bank—and her home now is in Missoula.

More about Home Everywhere

In Home Everywhere a collection of tourists embarks on a budget trip to parts unknown. Like pilgrims across the ages, they seek spiritual salvation, physical healing, and good bargains. The daily itinerary holds hints of escape, and when they return to normal life, their secret dreams follow in the jet stream.

More About Christy Stillwell

Christy Stillwell is the winner of the 2017 Elixir Press Fiction Award, a finalist in the Glimmer Train Short Story Contest, a Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of a Wyoming Arts Council Literary Fellowship. She lives in Bozeman.

More About The Wolf Tone

Margot Fickett is principal cellist for the symphony orchestra in Deaton, Montana. Injured, out for the season, she is waylaid by twenty-year-old Eva Baker who claims that her son is Margot’s grandchild. With lyrical prose, vibrant depiction of place, and lively plot twists, this exhilarating debut creates a music all its own.

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Home Everywhere Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781625578044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Lawrence Press - November 15th, 2018

The Wolf Tone Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781932418682
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Elixir Press - December 31st, 2018

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