LCCC Orientation

Literary Connection

The Literary Connection is an annual gathering of readers and writers to celebrate the written word.

Lose yourself in the joy of books with guest authors Carrie La Seur and Karen Abbott. Let their experiences captivate you, see what they are working on for future projects and enjoy the opportunity to engage in conversation with our award-winning guest authors.

Date: 10 a.m., Oct. 13, 2018
Location: Laramie County Community College, ANB Bank Leadership Center in the Clay Pathfinder Building
Cost: $30 per person
*includes: presentations by the authors, lunch and a book signing
Please call the Foundation at 307.778.1110 if you would like to register.

Carrie La Seur

Carrie La Seur

Carrie La Seur practices energy and environmental law on behalf of farmers, ranchers, and Native Americans, and is a seventh generation Montanan. In 2016, she helped found This House of Books, a co-op bookstore in downtown Billings, MT.

La Seur's résumé includes a degree in English and French from Bryn Mawr College, a Rhodes Scholarship, a doctorate in modern languages from Oxford University, and a Yale law degree. In 2006, Carrie founded the legal nonprofit Plains Justice, which provides public interest energy and environmental legal services in the northern plains states. The organization and La Seur played a key role in halting several new coal plants, enacting clean energy reforms, and launching the Keystone XL pipeline campaign.

A licensed private pilot and committed introvert, La Seur hikes, skis, and fishes the Montana wilderness with her family in her spare time. Her writing has appeared in Grist, Harvard Law and Policy Review, The Huffington Post, Mother Jones, and Salon.

Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott is the is the New York Times bestselling author of "Sin in the Second City," "American Rose," and, most recently, "Liar Temptress Soldier Spy," named one of the best books of 2014 by Library Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and Amazon, and optioned by Sony for a miniseries. She has written for, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Salon and other publications.

A native of Philadelphia, she now lives in New York City, where she's at work on her next book.