Saturday, September 13: Poetry. Melissa Mylchreest reads from her new book of poems Waking the Bones, and Chris Dombrowski reads from his latest work at 7 pm.
Melissa Mylchreest was born in Simsbury, Connecticut, and moved to Montana in 2006. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing (poetry and nonfiction) from the University of Montana, as well as an MS in Environmental Studies. In addition to the Brunsman prize, she has received the 2012 Merriam-Frontier Award for writing, a 2008 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize for Poetry, the Obsidian Prize for Poetry in both 2011 and 2012 from High Desert Journal, and a residency at the Hall Farm Arts Center. She lives in Missoula.
Born in Michigan, Chris Dombrowski received his MFA from the University of Montana. His publications include the chapbook Fragments with Dusk in Them (2008), By Cold Water (2009), and Earth Again (2013). He has taught at the University of Montana and the Interlochen Center for the Arts, where he was a writer-in-residence. His poems have appeared in such journals as Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Orion, Poetry, and others. The recent recipient of a writing fellowship from the UCROSS Foundation, he lives with his family in Missoula, Montana.