UMW News BureauThursday, Feb. 26's installment of "Dances with Words" will feature novelist Craig Lesley. Craig Lesley, novelist from Portland, Ore., will be featured at the next “Dances with Words” at the University of Montana Western. The reading is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at UMW’s espresso bar, The Cup. “Dances with Words” is Montana Western’s visiting writer series. Lesley’s novels include, “Burning Fence,” “Storm Riders,” “River Song,” “Sky Fisherman,” and “Winterkill.” Lesley has received three Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Awards and Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award for Best Novel. “Storm Riders” and “Sky Fisherman” were both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Lesley is a Whitman’s College graduate and earned his master’s in English from the University of Kansas. He taught English and creative writing at Clackamas Community College, near Portland, Ore., for 25 years. He then spent three years as the Hallie Ford Professor of English and Writer in Residence at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., and a year as the visiting fiction writer and writer in residence at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. Lesley lives with his wife and two daughters in Portland, Ore. For more information on Lesley and his work visit www.craiglesley.com.
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