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Developing Community Literary Programs


with Tami Haaland

former Montana poet laureate, professor, Montana State University – Billings

In this presentation, Haaland leads a community discussion about developing and nurturing local literary culture. Raised on the Hi-Line, Haaland has first-hand experience of the benefits active cultural programming can bring to Montana’s rural environments. Rural communities also face challenges building literary programs, but there are practical and innovative ways to overcome these challenges. Haaland can help communities establish writing groups for all ages, find innovative ways to cultivate local talent, and create a program of guest artists. In conjunction with any of Tami Haaland’s programs, a community may request a writing workshop tailored to the needs of any age group.