Columbia Writing Professor to Read, Lecture at UM

September 23, 2015

Novelist Stacey D'Erasmo

MISSOULA – A novelist who won the 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction will visit the University of Montana on Friday, Oct. 2, lecturing about writing fiction during the day and reading fiction that evening. Both events are free and open to the public.

Stacey D’Erasmo, associate professor of writing at Columbia University, will present her craft lecture, “On Beauty,” from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Payne Family Native American Center Room 105. Her fiction reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Turner Hall Dell Brown Room.

D’Erasmo has written four novels. In addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship, she won the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize from the Lambda Literary Foundation and is a former Stegner Fellow. Her essays, features and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, the Boston Review, Bookforum, the New England Review and Ploughshares, among other publications.

To learn more about the Creative Writing Program and D’Erasmo’s visit to UM, call Karin Schalm, program coordinator, at 406-243-5267, email or visit


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