UM Creative Writing Program Hosts Walter Kirn

September 24, 2014

MISSOULA – Author Walter Kirn will be at the University of Montana to read his fiction on Friday, Oct. 3, as part of the Fall 2014 UM Creative Writing Program Visiting Writer Series. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall and is free and open to the public. 

Kirn is the author of eight books, most notably “Up In the Air,” which was made into a movie starring George Clooney, and “Blood Will Out,” a memoir of his friendship with a Rockefeller imposter and convicted murder. 

Kirn has reviewed books for New York Magazine, The New York Times Book Review and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. He is a national correspondent for BBC and lives in Livingston. Kirn is UM’s Kittredge Visiting Writer for the fall semester.

Other visiting writers who will read as part of the fall series are poet Jennifer Moxley on Oct. 24 and nonfiction author Bernard Cooper on Nov. 21. These events also are free and open to the public.  

For more information email Creative Writing Program Coordinator Karin Schalm at or visit 


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