Saturday, July 14: University of Montana professor Casey Charles joins us for a reading from his new work of historical fiction, The Monkey Cages. 1pm.
Casey Charles lives in Missoula, Montana, where he teaches queer studies, law in literature, and Shakespeare at the university. Charles’s writing draws on his experience as an activist, a trial lawyer, and a researcher. His first book, The Sharon Kowalski Case: Lesbian and Gay Rights on Trial, was nominated for a Publishing Triangle Award in nonfiction, and a collection of essays, Critical Queer Studies: Law, Film, and Fiction in Contemporary America, followed in 2012. Trials of Christopher Mann, a novel, came out in 2013. Charles has also published two poetry chapbooks, including Blood Work. 2018 has seen the publication of a full-length poetry collection entitled Zicatela from Foothills Press, along with the release of his second novel, The Monkey Cages, from Lethe.