Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry will be shared in Billings to foster conversations about the journalistic, literary and artistic values the Pulitzer’s legacy represents.
The yearlong series of events will include a keynote reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri, who will be interviewed by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Matt Brown; as well as lectures, multimedia performances, a reading by Montana poet laureates, community readings, a writing workshop, school visits and programs and a video discussion series.
All events are free.
- March 11: Pulitzer Out Loud, MoAV Coffee House, 7 p.m.
A diverse cast of community members share Pulitzer-Prize winning poems in a kick-off event for the spring Pulitzer events. Event hosted by slam poet champions Anna Paige and Pete Tolton, with special guests.
- March 16: Video interview with Pulitzer-winning poet Gary Snyder at the Public Library, 7 p.m.
Poet Cara Chamberlain will play a Lannan film interview of Pulitzer-winning poet Gary Snyder and lead a discussion.
- March 24: Vijay Seshadri reading followed by interview with Matt Brown, Cisel Hall, MSUB, 7 p.m.
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Poet Seshadri reads from his work and answers questions from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Brown. Reception to follow.
- March 30: Video interview with Pulitzer-winning poet Sharon Olds at the Public Library 7 p.m.
Poet Cara Chamberlain will play an interview with a Pulitzer-winning poet Sharon Olds and lead a discussion.
- April 6: Video interview with a Pulitzer-winning poet Maxine Kumin at the Public Library 7 p.m.
Poet Cara Chamberlain will play an interview with a Pulitzer-winning poet Maxine Kumin and lead a discussion.
- April 13: Strong Is Your Hold: An Evening of the Poetry of Galway Kinnell at 209 (2905 Montana Avenue) 7 p.m.
Dave Caserio presents a multi-media collaboration of poetry, music, dance and reminiscence with Parker Brown and Krista Leigh-Pasini on the work of the late, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning poet, Galway Kinnell.
- April 20: Lowell Jaeger: The Art of Meaningful Conversation, “Good Fences, Good Neighbors” at the library, 7 p.m.
Using Robert Frost’s poem “The Mending Wall,” Poet Lowell Jaeger will facilitate an engaging conversation with audience members about topics important to their lives.
- April 23: Poetry Workshop Inspired by the Work of Pulitzer Prize Winning Poetry Kay Ryan at the Western Heritage Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hands-on community-based workshop appropriate for writers of all levels. Registration includes a copy of Ryan’s The Best of It: New and Selected Poems. Limited to 15 participants. Email email@example.com to register.
- May 2: Favorite Pulitzer Poems: Community Reading at Art House Cinema and Pub 7 p.m.
Members of the Big Sky Writing Workshops will be reading poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning poets and inviting community members to share their favorite Pulitzer poems.