Poet JESSICA JONES at the Wolf Creek
Friday, February 24, 2017
When Jones left the buzzing college town of
Missoula, Montana to teach 6th grade English on the Flathead Indian
Reservation, she had no idea what she was getting into.Grizzly bears, wood heat, wiley students and an
extra hour of winter darkness quickly drew her into two years of non-stop
adventure.Come to the Wolf Creek Trading
Company to hear her read from her book-in-progress, Poems from the Flathead.
Jessica Jones teaches
writing full-time at Kent State University and has served as Writer in
Residence for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio and for Calcutta
Mercy Hospital in India.Her work, which
centers on social justice, mindfulness and environmentalism, has been published
in Poems Across the Big Sky: An Anthology
of Montana Poets, The Journal of the Assembly
for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, and the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts.She holds a Masters in
Literature from the University of Montana and training in Indian Education for All.
This event is free and you can bring whatever you like to drink. It is family friendly and, as always, you can bring a dish to share if you like!!