University of Montana Regents Professor Emeritus William Kittredge will give a fiction reading at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall. The event, which is sponsored by UM’s Creative Writing Program and the Kittredge Visiting Writer Fellowship, is free and open to the public.
Kittredge taught in UM’s Creative Writing Program for 29 years. He returned for another semester this autumn as the Kittredge Visiting Writer, an eminent position named in his honor.
Kittredge is the author of two collections of short fiction, a novel, a memoir and three collections of essays. He was co-editor of “The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology” and co-producer of the film “A River Runs Through It.” Kittredge has published essays and articles in more than 50 magazines and newspapers, including Atlantic, Harper’s, Esquire, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post and The New York Times. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including a Stegner Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and the Los Angeles Times Award for Lifetime Achievement.