Our First Winter Writers Series.

Five writers from across Montana will visit Whitefish Community Library for our first Winter Writers Series – a celebration of writers, readers, and listeners spanning the months of February to April. The Series is sponsored by Humanities Montana and the Whitefish Library Association.

Please join us in the Library’s community room for these thought-provoking and entertaining events:

Friday, February 16, 6 p.m.Mark Gibbons, Montana’s 10th Poet Laureate. Mark will share his and others’ poetry to enliven a discussion about place, poetry, and living in Montana in his presentation “Place Poetry: My Montana State of Mind.” Picture of Mark Gibbons

Monday, February 26, 6 p.m.Tami Haaland, professor of Creative Writing at MSU Billings. Her program, “Local Literary Culture” includes conversations about building and sustaining writing groups and literary programs. Picture of Tami Haaland

Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m.Caroline Patterson , author and previous Director at Missoula Writing Collaborative. Her “Montana Women Writers Workshop” is about Montana women writers and is for everyone. Picture of Caroline Patterson

Friday, April 5, 4:30 p.m. * FOR TEENSJess E. Owen , local author of numerous fantasy and contemporary YA novels. Jess will present “WHO, WHAT, WHY?” – A workshop tailored to young writers ages 13+. Picture of Jess E Owen

Friday, April 12, 6 p.m.Chris La Tray, Montana’s current Poet Laureate. “La Tray’s programs exist to remind people that their stories matter, that they are the only ones who can properly tell them, and that poetry, however it is defined, is a beautiful means for doing so.” – Humanities Montana. Picture of Chris La Tray