Poet Mary Szybist to Read at UM March 25

March 17, 2016

MISSOULA – Poet Mary Szybist will read from her work at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the Turner Hall Dell Brown Room at the University of Montana. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by UM’s Creative Writing Program and the President’s Writers-in-Residence Series.

Szybist is most recently the author of “Incarnadine,” winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. She also is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Her first book, “Granted,” was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches at Lewis & Clark College.

For more information call 406-243-5267, email creativewriting@mso.umt.edu or visit UM Creative Writing Program website at http://hs.umt.edu/creativewriting/default.php

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Contact: Karin Schalm, Creative Writing Program coordinator, 406-243-5267, karin.schalm@mso.umt.edu.