Sheryl Noethe, Montana’s outgoing poet laureate, will deliver the 36th annual Margaret and Harry Hausser Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Hager Auditorium of the Museum of the Rockies. The lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the lecture in the lobby of the museum.
Noethe will read from her collected works, which include "The Descent of Heaven over the Lake,""The Ghost Openings" and "As Is."
Noethe was named Montana’s fourth poet laureate in August of 2011 for a two-year term. Her work has been included in numerous anthologies, including "Poems Across the Big Sky" and "Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart." She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Montana Arts Council Fellowship, the CutBank Hugo Prize in Poetry, the William Stafford Prize for poetry and the Emerging Voices Award from New Rivers Press. She has also received an honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize.
Noethe relocated to Montana 25 years ago after working with Ney York City's Teachers and Writers Collaborative, a program that encourages at-risk youth to explore reading and writing poetry. Inspired by her experience, Noethe founded "The Missoula Writing Collaborative," which is now in a dozen schools throughout the state. Noethe’s mission as poet laureate and as director of The Missoula Writing Collaborative has been to empower children to shape their identity and future through imagination and literacy.
Noethe's textbook on teaching poetry, "Poetry Everywhere: Teaching Poetry Writing in School and in the Community," was published in 2005 and is now used by teachers nationwide. She is currently developing curriculum to educate students about American Indian literature and hoping to integrate writers into classrooms to read their work and to discuss their lives and culture.
The Hausser Lecture is Noethe’s first official visit to Bozeman. While the event is free, ticket reservations are recommended for seating. To reserve tickets, please call 406-994-4396, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Department of History and Philosophy in Wilson 2-155.
Noethe will also read in the Browse Area of the Renne Library Commons at 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. This event is free and open to the public.
The 36th annual Hausser Lecture is sponsored by the Margaret and Harry Hausser Fund for Excellence, the Department of History and Philosophy, the Department of English and the Renne Library. For more information, please contact Cassandra Balent at email@example.com or 406-994-4396.
Cassandra Balent (406) 994-4396, firstname.lastname@example.org