UMW News BureauAward-winning writers and poets from around Montana will share their work during the fall "Dances With Words", the university's acclaimed series. By Wally Feldt Award-winning writers and poets will be featured in the fall lineup for the University of Montana Western’s acclaimed “Dances With Words” series. Montana Western’s English department sponsors the visiting writers series, which is funded by the university and local patrons. The fall series received additional support through a $1,000 grant from Humanities Montana. Unless otherwise noted, each reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in The Cup coffee shop located on the lower level of the Swysgood Technology Center. Sept. 10: Rick Bass, Troy, Mont., fiction and non-fiction. Bass is the author of 23 books and numerous magazine articles. Bass’ work focuses on wilderness and the environment, particularly in northwestern Montana. He is the recipient of several literary awards including an O. Henry Award. Oct. 1: Rebecca Knotts, poetry, Dillon, Mont. Knotts, a member of the Montana Western English faculty, is putting the finishing touches on her first book of poetry. Oct. 29: Prageeta Sharma, poetry, Missoula, Mont. Sharma is the author of three poetry collections. The collection titled “The Opening Question” was the winner of the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize. She is the director the University of Montana MFA writing program. Dec. 3: Robert Stubblefield, fiction, Missoula, Mont. Stubblefield’s work has been published in regional literary collections and publications. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. Stubblefield was a finalist for the Doug Fir Fiction Prize. He currently teaches in the English department at the University of Montana.
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