UM Creative Writing Program Hosts Writers’ Fall Opus

September 04, 2014

MISSOULA – Guests will enjoy gourmet food, fine beverages, and silent and live auctions Friday, Sept. 19, at the University of Montana Creative Writing Program’s Writers’ Fall Opus.

The sixth annual event is sponsored by Kevin Head and will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Florence Building Governor’s Room, located at 111 N. Higgins Ave.

Auction items include many signed, first-editions by regional and local authors; sky-blue topaz and diamond earrings; dinner for eight prepared by the Missoula College Culinary School; an original Harley Heddick photo of battling bison; a Fat Tire bicycle; original art pieces; broadsides by John Sayles, Tim O’Brien, Ivan Doig and Madeline DeFrees; and many more. More than 70 silent auction and 10 live auction items will be available at the event.

Auction items can be viewed on the UM Creative Writing Program’s website at

Tickets cost $40 per person or $75 per couple and are available at the door. All proceeds benefit the UM Creative Writing Program’s literary journals, the visiting writers reading series and student scholarships. Attendees must be 21 or older.

For more information or to RSVP, call Karin Schalm at 406-243-5267 or email


Contact: Karin Schalm, UM Creative Writing Program coordinator, 406-243-5267,