Mining City Writing Project Welcomes Sid Gustafson

The Mining City Writing Project’s second writer in residence, Sid Gustafson, will join us for a week beginning on January 15.

Sid Gustafson is an established veterinarian and author living in Big Sky.  His 33 year practice specializes in equine health- a subject of which he is an ardent advocate.  A Montana native, Gustafson grew up in Conrad, where he began his lifelong career working with animals on his family’s ranch.

He has authored numerous short stories and poems, as well as three novels.  His veterinary works include guidebooks on canine health and equine behavior.

He will be reading from his third novel, Swift Dam, on Saturday evening at the Chateau.

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For more information on this author, visit his website.



The Mining City Writing Project: Megan McNamer, Nov. 14-20

All of us at the Clark Chateau are so excited to host author Megan McNamer as our first writer-in-residence as part of the Mining City Writing Project! MCWP is a program of The Root & The Bloom Collective, and is sponsored by Humanities Montana, The Montana Standard, the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives and the County of Butte-Silver Bow.  megan-mcnamer-2-for-blp-2-e1435186207241

Megan McNamer’s novel Children and Lunatics (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) won the Big Moose Prize. Her essays have appeared in Salon,Sports Illustrated, The Sun, Tropic Magazine (of The Miami Herald) andIslands Magazine, and she has won finalist and semi-finalist awards fromNew Millennium, Glimmer Train, Writers@Work, the University of New Orleans
Writing Contest for Study Abroad, the Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing Solas Awards for 2016, and Carve Magazine’s Raymond Carver Short Story Contest for 2016.

She has an MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington and studies and performs Balinese music as a member of the Missoula, Montana community gamelan, Manik Harum.

Megan will be in Butte November 14 – 20 and will lead a youth workshop, a lecture at the Butte Archives, and will give a reading of her work at the Chateau. To stay in the loop about her goings-on while in Butte, please “like” the MCWP page on Facebook or subscribe to this blog!