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On Location with Tami Haaland
Date Saturday October 6, 2018
Time1:00 PM  - 4:00 PM
Contact Mike Kustudia
(406) 542-5533
DescriptionJoin former Montana poet laureate & MSU-Billings Professor, Tami Haaland, for this free guided hike & workshop that will invite reflection and meditative responses to the landscape at Milltown State Park. Participants will read 2-3 short literary excerpts chosen to inspire the hike. Please bring a notebook and be prepared to jot ideas, draft passages or sketch impressions as we stop and ask questions at intervals along the trail. At the end of our journey, attendees will take time to reflect and share their responses to the land.

This workshop is free and open to the public; however, space is limited. To register for this workshop, please call (406) 542-5533. Attendees should bring comfortable hiking shoes, a water bottle, and a notebook and pen. Participants will meet at the Milltown State Park Overlook parking area at 1pm.

Haaland is professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Montana State University Billings. She is the author of two books of poetry, Breath in Every Room, winner of the Nicholas Roerich First Book Award, and When We Wake in the Night. Haaland taught creative writing at Montana Women’s Prison from 2008 to 2013, and she coordinates a writing-in-the-schools program for Arts without Boundaries. She has received an Innovation Award from the Montana Arts Council, a Humanities Hero Award and research fellowship from Humanities Montana, and several excellence awards for her teaching. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies and has been featured on the Writer’s Almanac and American Life in Poetry.