UMW News BureauMissoula poet Prageeta Sharma will be featured at the next installment of the University of Montana Western’s Dances with Words series on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Sharma is the director the University of Montana MFA writing program. By Wally Feldt Missoula poet Prageeta Sharma will be featured at the next installment of the University of Montana Western’s Dances with Words series. Sharma is the director the University of Montana Master of Fine Arts writing program. Sharma will read on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in The Cup, the university’s coffee shop located on the lower level of the Swysgood Technology Center. Sharma received a Master of Fine Arts from Brown University. She is the author of three poetry collections. Her collection, “The Opening Question,” was the winner of the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize. Montana Western’s English department sponsors the Dances with Words series, which features visiting writers and poets. The series is funded by the university and local patrons. The fall series received additional support through a $1,000 “Opportunity Grant” from Humanities Montana.
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