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Billings Authors to Share their Work at Dances with Words

September 24, 2018

On Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at 7:30 pm, Bernard Quetchenbach, a nonfiction author and professor at Montana State University Billings and Cara Chamberlain, a poet also from Billings, Mont., will share their work as part of the “Dances with Words” series at the University of Montana Western.

DWW Series

Each performance in the series takes place at The Cup, Montana Western’s coffeehouse located below the library on campus.

Bernard Quetchenbach’s essay collection “Accidental Gravity” was named an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Foreword Indies Book of the Year contest.

He is the author of two poetry collections and two chapbooks, and has published poetry, essays, and articles in periodicals and anthologies, including: “Poems Across the Big Sky II,” “Unearthing Paradise,” “Birdsong,” “The Ecopoetry Anthology,” and “Thinking Continental.”

Quetchenbach teaches courses in writing and literature at Montana State University Billings. He is also an instructor and advisory board member with Big Sky Writing Workshops and is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers.

Cara Chamberlain is the author of three books of poetry: “Hidden Things,” “The Divine Botany,” and “Lament of the Antichrist in a Secular World and Other Poems.”

Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including “Nimrod,” “Boston Review,” “Passages North,” “Crab Orchard Review,” and “The Southern Review.” She has received four Pushcart Prize nominations and has been a finalist in the Ashland Poetry Press, Lo-Fi Novella and Blue Light Book Award contests. She lives in Billings, Mont., and also works as a freelance copy editor.

“Dances with Words” is produced by English Professor Alan Weltzien. The series, free and open to the public, provides the community with a unique opportunity to listen to writers reading their own works, including Montana Western student writers.

Featured authors’ books at “Dances with Words” are made available for purchase by The Bookstore and Deb Sporich.

For more information, please contact Alan Weltzien by email at [email protected] or call 406-683-7431.

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