University of Montana Western Professor O. Alan Weltzien will read in the final installment of the fall series of Dances with Words (DWW) on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.
DWW is southwest Montana’s premier spoken word series hosted by the University of Montana Western.
A self-described “born-again poet,” Weltzien is a longtime English professor at Montana Western. He has edited, co-edited, or authored nine books including a memoir, “A Father and an Island: Reflections on Loss,” and his first book of poetry, “To Kilimanjaro and Back.” Weltzien has received two Fulbright Fellowships and one University of Montana Faculty Exchange Award.
Originally from the Puget Sound area, Weltzien relocated to southwest Montana 25 years ago. He has written extensively on Thomas Savage and Norman Maclean, two of Montana’s best known authors.
He will read from his latest books, “Exceptional Mountains: A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes” and “Rembrandt in the Stairwell,” his third book of poetry.
The reading will take place at 7:30 p.m., at The Cup, located in the basement of the Swysgood Technology Center on the UMW campus.
The series is free and open to the public.
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