Whitefish Review Hosts Author Pam Houston for Summer Edition

By Beacon Staff

Given the array of talent showcased in the newest edition of the Whitefish Review, the literary journal’s summer theme – “Lucky” – is a fitting motif.

Celebrated author Pam Houston guest edited the journal’s 13th edition, which showcases the work of 41 writers, photographers and artists who were gleaned from more than 600 submissions.

Houston will headline a reading on June 7 at a launch party for the Review’s summer edition. She is the author of two collections of short stories, “Cowboys Are My Weakness” and “Waltzing the Cat,” the novels “Sight Hound” and “Contents May Have Shifted,” and a collection of essays called “A Little More About Me.”

The journal will feature a conversation between Houston and acclaimed author Tom McGuane as they discuss literature, luck and the writer’s life.

Founding editor Brian Schott said the volume and quality of the submissions was impressive, and that striking a balance between distinguished artists and writers and those just breaking into the scene was a challenge.

“We won the jackpot when Pam accepted our invitation to guide the Whitefish Review team on our 13th journey,” Schott said. “I feel humbled by the interest in our project and I’m in awe of the subtle, brave takes on luck that our writers and artists have shared with us.”

Cocktail hour begins at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by readings from Chrysti the Wordsmith, young poet Annika Gordon, author Shann Ray, and Houston.

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