UM Creative Writing Program to Host Writers’ Fall Opus Oct. 9

September 29, 2015

MISSOULA – Guests will enjoy silent and live auctions, gourmet food and fine beverages Friday, Oct. 9, at the University of Montana Creative Writing Program Writers’ Fall Opus.

The seventh annual event, hosted by UM English alumnus Kevin Head, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Florence Building Governor’s Room, located at 111 N. Higgins Ave.

“The Writers’ Fall Opus promises an exceptional evening of fine spirits and great items at auction – from art to Amish quilts, from rare first editions to stunning jewelry – all to support UM’s creative writers,” said Judy Blunt, who organizes the event and teaches nonfiction at UM.

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 series and student scholarships. Attendees must be 21 or older.

To learn more about the Creative Writing Program and the Writers’ Fall Opus, call Karin Schalm, program coordinator, at 406-243-5267, email or visit

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