Oregon novelist and singer/songwriter Willy Vlautin will read from his works at the Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 installment of Dances with Words.
Dances with Words is southwest Montana’s premier spoken word series hosted by the University of Montana Western.
Vlautin is the author of four novels: “The Motel Life,” “Northline,” “Lean on Pete,” and “The Free.” “The Motel Life” was made into a 2012 film starring Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson and Stephen Dorff.
“Lean on Pete” won the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and the Oregon People’s Choice Award.
Born and raised in Reno, Nev., Vlautin’s novels are set in and around the American West, including Nevada, New Mexico and Oregon.
Vlautin is also the singer and songwriter for the band Richmond Fontaine. The band has released several albums and toured the world extensively. Vlautin’s side act, The Delines, have released one album and also toured the world.
The reading will take place at The Cup, located in the basement of the Swysgood Technology Center on the UMW campus at 7:30 p.m.
The Dances with Words series is free and open to the public.
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