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I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.

— John Steinbeck

Montana has a rich writing tradition.

Mary Clearman Blew, Ivan Doig, A.B. Guthrie, Jr., Jim Harrison, Richard Hugo, William Kittredge, Norman Maclean, Deirdre McNamer, Thomas Savage, Grace Stone Coates, and James Welch all produced some of their best work here.

Montana Western’s English department is staffed with faculty who are well-published poets, fiction novelists and non-fiction writers, giving students the unique opportunity to learn from real authors.