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Award-winning author Glen Chamberlain to speak at Friends of MSU Library annual dinner

September 7, 2016 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN — Award-winning author and MSU English instructor Glen Chamberlain will speak during the Friends of MSU Library’s 23rd annual benefit dinner and auction, set for Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Montana State University Library in Bozeman.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and social hour with no-host bar, followed by dinner and Chamberlain’s keynote speech.

Chamberlain has published two collections of short stories, “Conjugations of the Verb ‘To Be’” and “All I Want Is What You’ve Got.” She received the Pushcart Prize for the best writing in America’s small presses, the first Gilcrease Prize for fiction and the Rona Jaffe Award for both fiction and creative nonfiction. The Rona Jaffe Foundation named her “one of the most promising women writers in the nation.” She has taught writing at MSU for 26 years.

The Friends of Montana State University Library organization is dedicated to enriching MSU, the lives of students and the community by strengthening the MSU Library.

Tickets are $65 for members, $75 for non-members and $20 for students. A table of eight is available for $525. Participants may also attend a 5:30 p.m. VIP reception with Chamberlain in MSU Library Special Collections for an additional $15. Reservations must be made in advance by calling (406) 994-3119 or by registering online at by Oct. 10. For more information, visit

Contact: Michaela Bader, Friends of the MSU Library liaison, MSU Library, (406) 994-6857 or

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