BRIAN BUCKBEE    Writing Instructor   Brian Buckbee is co-founder of The 406 Writers' Workshop. He has taught Creative Writing and Literature for the better part of the past 15 years, at the University of Montana and the University of Alabama. His short fiction has appeared in The Sun, The Georgia Review, The Mid-American Review and elsewhere. He is a collaborator in, and co-founder of, a conceptual art project called "Buckbee, A Writer, Inc.," which, as a publicly traded company, produced literary magazines, executed art installations across the country, and housed The Sadness Museum.

BRIAN BUCKBEE

Writing Instructor

Brian Buckbee is co-founder of The 406 Writers' Workshop. He has taught Creative Writing and Literature for the better part of the past 15 years, at the University of Montana and the University of Alabama. His short fiction has appeared in The Sun, The Georgia Review, The Mid-American Review and elsewhere. He is a collaborator in, and co-founder of, a conceptual art project called "Buckbee, A Writer, Inc.," which, as a publicly traded company, produced literary magazines, executed art installations across the country, and housed The Sadness Museum.

  KRISTINA JOHNSON    Writing Instructor   After years of working with farmers and sustainable food advocates, Kristina happily writes about both as a journalist with the  Food and Agriculture Reporting Network . Her work has been published by Fast Company, The Guardian, and Civil Eats. She is also a wannabe potion-maker, who frequently gives her friends unsolicited advice about how they can treat their dry skin with calendula and their migraines with feverfew. She grew up in the land of monsoons and cactus (Arizona), but looks forward to the day when a native Montanan will compliment her dexterous use of snowshoes.

KRISTINA JOHNSON

Writing Instructor

After years of working with farmers and sustainable food advocates, Kristina happily writes about both as a journalist with the Food and Agriculture Reporting Network. Her work has been published by Fast Company, The Guardian, and Civil Eats. She is also a wannabe potion-maker, who frequently gives her friends unsolicited advice about how they can treat their dry skin with calendula and their migraines with feverfew. She grew up in the land of monsoons and cactus (Arizona), but looks forward to the day when a native Montanan will compliment her dexterous use of snowshoes.

  JULES OHMAN    Writing Instructor   Jules Ohman is a graduate of the University of Montana’s MFA in Fiction, where she was a teaching fellow. She currently teaches creative writing in Montana juvenile halls with the organization Free Verse. She works as a college advisor and copy editor. Her work won the 2014 Merriam-Frontier Award and has been published in Willow Springs  and  Camas  Magazine. Her first novel, represented by Writers House, is forthcoming.

JULES OHMAN

Writing Instructor

Jules Ohman is a graduate of the University of Montana’s MFA in Fiction, where she was a teaching fellow. She currently teaches creative writing in Montana juvenile halls with the organization Free Verse. She works as a college advisor and copy editor. Her work won the 2014 Merriam-Frontier Award and has been published inWillow Springs and Camas Magazine. Her first novel, represented by Writers House, is forthcoming.

  KARIN SCHALM    Writing Instructor   Karin Schalm has published work in  Camas ,  CutBank ,  Epiphany ,  The Sun  and other journals. Her poems are featured in  Verde Que Te Quiero Verde: Poems After Frederico Garcia Lorca  and the upcoming anthology,  Poems Across the Big Sky II . She earned her MFA in Poetry and MA in Literature from the University of Montana where she currently serves as the Creative Writing Program Coordinator. She has taught poetry workshops for the Missoula Public Library, Missoula Writing Collaborative, Missoula County Youth Court, Sussex School and the University of Montana.

KARIN SCHALM

Writing Instructor

Karin Schalm has published work in CamasCutBankEpiphanyThe Sun and other journals. Her poems are featured in Verde Que Te Quiero Verde: Poems After Frederico Garcia Lorca and the upcoming anthology, Poems Across the Big Sky II. She earned her MFA in Poetry and MA in Literature from the University of Montana where she currently serves as the Creative Writing Program Coordinator. She has taught poetry workshops for the Missoula Public Library, Missoula Writing Collaborative, Missoula County Youth Court, Sussex School and the University of Montana.

  jolene brink    Interim 406 Director        

jolene brink

Interim 406 Director

 

 

  PHIL SCHAEFER    Writing Instructor   Philip Schaefer is the author of three chapbooks.  [Hideous] Miraculous  is available from BOAAT Press, while  Radio Silence  (2015 Black Lawrence Black River Competition Winner) and  Smokes Tones  (Phantom Books) were co-written with poet Jeff Whitney. He won the 2016 MeridianEditor’s Prize in poetry and has individual work out or due out in  Thrush ,  Guernica ,  The Cincinnati Review , Birdfeast ,  Salt Hill ,  Sonora Review ,  Adroit , and  Hayden’s Ferry  among others. He tends bar in Missoula, MT.

PHIL SCHAEFER

Writing Instructor

Philip Schaefer is the author of three chapbooks. [Hideous] Miraculous is available from BOAAT Press, while Radio Silence (2015 Black Lawrence Black River Competition Winner) and Smokes Tones (Phantom Books) were co-written with poet Jeff Whitney. He won the 2016 MeridianEditor’s Prize in poetry and has individual work out or due out in ThrushGuernicaThe Cincinnati Review,BirdfeastSalt HillSonora ReviewAdroit, and Hayden’s Ferry among others. He tends bar in Missoula, MT.