UM Creative Writing Program to Host Writers’ Fall Opus

September 06, 2016

MISSOULA – Guests can enjoy live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, fine beverages and more at the University of Montana Creative Writing Program Writers’ Fall Opus Friday, Sept. 16.

This eighth annual fundraising event, hosted and sponsored by The Rhino owner and creative writing alum Kevin Head, runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the Florence Building Governor’s Room, located at 111 N. Higgins Ave.

Proceeds from the event fund student scholarships, the Fishtrap/Oval undergraduate fellowship, campus journals and literary events.

“Beyond the financial support, the Writers’ Fall Opus presents a delightful evening of fun and fellowship and affords our program an opportunity to highlight the consistently impressive accomplishments of our students,” said Robert Stubblefield, who teaches creative writing at UM and helps organize the event.

Eden Atwood will serve as auctioneer for items such as a private tasting party, a hand-crafted Amish sewing chest and hand-sewn quilt, and an in-home six course meal accompanied by fine wines. More items can be viewed on the UM Creative Writing Program website at

Tickets cost $45 per person and $80 per couple and are available at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older.

For more information call Karin Schalm, UM Creative Writing Program coordinator at 406-243-5267 or email


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