Tami Haaland to Read at Dances with Words Series

On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., Tami Haaland will visit the University of Montana Western to read from her poetry collections as a guest author in the “Dances with Words” series.

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Tami Haaland will be a featured author in the “Dances with Words” series.

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

“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.

Tami Haaland is the author of three poetry collections, “What Does Not Return,” “When We Wake in the Night,” and “Breath in Every Room,” which won the Nicholas Roerich First Book Award.

Haaland’s poems have recently appeared in such publications as Consequence, Ascent, Verse Daily, American Life in Poetry and “The Ecopoetry Anthology,” among others. She received an Artist Innovation Award from the Montana Arts Council and is a 2019 recipient of a Governor’s Humanities Award.

Haaland has served as Montana’s Poet Laureate and currently teaches at Montana State University-Billings in Billings, Mont.

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

For more information about the series, please contact Alan Weltzien by email at alan.weltzien@umwestern.edu or call 406-683-7431.

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