UM Creative Writing Program to Host Author for Reading

April 20, 2016

John D’Agata MISSOULA – Author John D’Agata will visit the University of Montana to present a lyric essay reading at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall. The event is sponsored by the President’s Writers-in-Residence Series at UM. It is free and open to the public.

D’Agata is the author of “The Lifespan of Fact,” “About a Mountain” and “Halls of Fame,” and editor of the three-volume series “A New History of the Essay.” He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Howard Foundation, the Lannan Foundation and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. He also directs the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa, where he teaches creative writing.

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


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