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Whitefish Review Hosts Special Glacier Centennial Reading with Camas Journal on May 22, Featuring Douglas H. Chadwick

A showcase of contributors from two Montana literary journals, featuring new writing by Douglas H. Chadwick to celebrate Glacier's 100th birthday

Whitefish Review Reading with author Douglas Chadwick Douglas H. Chadwick reading from:

The Wolverine Way

WHITEFISH - Whitefish Review and Camas: The Nature of the West have teamed up to host a celebration and author reading on May 22 in honor of Glacier National Park's Centennial. The evening will showcase readings by Alison Disque, Grace Brogan, Brian Schott, Beth Raboin, and Douglas H. Chadwick, as well as a slide show and question and answer session with the audience. The evening will run from 7 to 11 p.m. at Crush Wine Bar in downtown Whitefish.

After readings beginning at 8 p.m. by authors featured in both journals, Chadwick will read from his new book The Wolverine Way, which reveals the fascinating natural history of the wolverine, and the habitat threats that face them. Chadwick, the author of over ten books and hundreds of wildlife articles including a recent National Geographic cover story on wolves, was a volunteer with the Glacier Wolverine Project, a five-year study of the wolverines in Glacier National Park. The study reveals key missing information about the wolverine's habitat, social structure and reproduction habits.

"I have been fascinated by wolverines ever since I read about them as a child," said Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. "The Wolverine Way is an astonishing account of these fearless, indefatigable and highly intelligent animals and the equally fearless and indefatigable scientists and volunteers who study them. Chadwick's writing transports us high into the frozen mountains and lakes of Glacier National Park with its dazzling beauty and treacherous storms and avalanches. This is a book full of adventure, courage and determination."

"With our Glacier Centennial issue hitting the stands, it seemed natural to seek out a partner near Glacier National Park to help us bring these stories to a live audience," said Camas co-editor Russ Van Paepeghem.

"We're happy to team up with Camas for this celebration of Glacier National Park stories in a unique and memorable way," said Whitefish Review editor, Brian Schott. "It will be a nice showcase of emerging writers next to a master like Chadwick."

"Montana is a hotbed of literary talent and tradition, and it is in celebration and respect for this history that our event will showcase essayists, fiction writer, poets, and visual artists who have appeared in our pages," said Camas co-editor Bethany Taylor. "We are particularly pleased that Douglas Chadwick has allowed portions of his latest book to appear in both journals and headline the event. His work provides a bridge between our journals, one which we plan to continue strengthening in the coming years."

Whitefish Review is a non-profit literary journal created to publish the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. The soft-cover journal is published twice yearly and features established and emerging authors and artists, as well as conversations with athletes and other creative thinkers.

Camas is a literary magazine published in the Environmental Studies Graduate Program of the University of Montana, created and produced completely by graduate students in the Environmental Studies department. Their goals are to encourage a dialogue on environmental and cultural issues in the West, celebrate the people who work, study, write, and live here, and to provide an opportunity for students and emerging writers to publish their work alongside established environmental authors.

In addition to a slideshow by Chadwick and the Camas journal, Glacier Park-themed photography from GravityShots, Tamie Lee, and Craig Moore will be featured. There is no cost for the public event, although a $5 suggested donation will be collected at the door. The evening is sponsored by Crush Wine Bar and Montana Coffee Traders.