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Literary Festival

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11/06/2019 (All day) to 11/08/2019 (All day)

Carroll College is hosting its annual Literary Festival, November 6-8. Sponsored by the Carroll Department of Languages and Literature and organized and executed by the Carroll senior English capstone class, this year’s literary festival theme is “Where Our Past Fuels Our Present.”

Co-keynote presenters poets John Hennessy and Corrie Williams will be delivering the keynote presentation on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in Trinity Hall Lounge, Carroll College.

The festival will continue through Friday evening in the Corette Library and will include student creative and academic presentations by Carroll and other nearby undergraduates, including a panel hosted by students from Blackfeet Community College, “Indigenous Issues in Literary Studies.”

This is an annual literary event which showcases the creative and literary talent of Carroll and other Montana students and community members. All events are free and the Helena community is encouraged to attend. 

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, November 6

Poetry Reading, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Sage Room, Corette Library
Montana Poet Laureate Melissa Kwasny and Pushcart Prize winner and Professor Emeritus Ron Stottlemyer

Poems on Many Tongues, 6-8 pm, Sage Room, Corette Library
An opportunity to bask in poetry and the beauty of other languages as Carroll students, faculty and staff read poems in languages other than English. 6-8 pm, Sage Room, Corette Library, Carroll College

Thursday, November 7

Student Panel, 12:45-2 pm, Room 122, Corette Library
Student presentations of longer creative and academic works.

Short Readings, 1-2 pm, Sage Room, Corette Library
Student presentations of short creative works.

Student Panel, 2:15-3:30 pm, Sage Room, Corette Library
Student presentations of longer creative and academic works.

Keynote Address, 7-9 p.m., Trinity Hall Lounge
The 2019 Carroll College Literary Festival Keynote Address: Poetry By Corrie Williamson and John Hennessy

Friday, November 8

Student Panel, 1-2:15 pm, Sage Room, Corette Library
Student presentations of longer creative and academic works.

Indigenous Issues in Literary Studies, 2:30-3:45 pm, Sage Room, Corette Library
Dontae Fox, Chase Hall, Greg Hall from Blackfeet Community College

Student Panel, 4-5:15 pm, Sage Room, Corette Library
Student presentations of longer creative and academic works.

About Keynote Presenters:

John HennessyJohn Hennessy is the author of two collections, Coney Island Pilgrims and Bridge and Tunnel, and his poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including The Believer, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, The Huffington Post, Jacket (Australia), The New Republic, Poetry, The Poetry Review (UK), Poetry at Sangam (India), and Poetry Ireland Review. He is the co-translator, with Ostap Kin, of A New Orthography, selected poems by Sirhiy Zhadan, forthcoming in 2020; Hennessy and Kin won the John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize for Translation from Poetry magazine for poems from this book. Hennessy is the poetry editor of The Common and teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Corrie WilliamsonCorrie Williamson is the author of The River Where You Forgot My Name (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, 2019) and Sweet Husk (Perugia Press, 2014). She has taught writing at the University of Arkansas, Helena College, and Carroll College, and worked as a naturalist in Yellowstone National Park. In 2020, she'll be the resident at the PEN Northwest/Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency on the Rogue River in Oregon. Her poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, AGNI, Poetry DailyShenandoah, and many other journals. She lives in Montana.

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Can the Diggers Food Drive

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11/04/2019 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

During the week leading up to the November 9 football matchup between our Carroll College Fighting Saints and the Montana Tech Diggers, ASCC will be hosting a Can the Diggers food drive competition against Tech!

November 4-8 there will an ASCC table in the Upper Cube collecting canned foods and money donations for the Helena Food Bank. Please make sure the items are non-perishable. While we are doing this here in Helena, Tech will also be doing this in Butte. Our goal is to collect more canned food items and money than Tech. On the day of the game (November 9th), we will have a few Carroll buckets placed throughout the tailgate to drop off food cans.

During halftime, we will be competing with Tech in a race and the losing team will get pied by the winning team. The winning school of the food drive will be announced at the half and will receive the “Can the Saints vs. Can the Diggers” Canned Food Drive Trophy. For the far away alumni, community members, and parents, you can still help the Saints beat Tech by donating online.

Come and support the Helena Community as we Can the Diggers, not only in football but in community service!


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Poetry Reading

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11/06/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Come explore poetry with Professory Kwansy and Stottlemyer. Poetry reading in the Library Sage Room.

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Corette Library
Library Sage Room
Poems on Many Tongues

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11/06/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

An opportunity to bask in poetry and the beauty of other languages as Carroll students, faculty and staff read poems in languages other than English. Corette Library’s Sage Room • 6–8 p.m. • Free and open to the public

This event is part of Carroll’s annual Literary Festival. 

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Corette Library
Library Sage Room
Congressman Gianforte: Developing MT Entrepreneurs

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11/06/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte is coming to Carroll College to help celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the entrepreneurship program.

Five years ago, Congressman Gianforte agreed to be the Entrepreneur in Residence for the 2014-2015 academic year at Carroll College. Greg met monthly with teams throughout the academic year and provided experience, guidance and mentorship for the student groups. The program has evolved in the past five years into an academic entrepreneurship certificate as well as a semi-annual business pitch opportunity - ZinnStarter.  

Greg will be giving a presentation, "Developing Montana Entrepreneurs." There will be time for questions after the presentation (questions will be passed through Dr. Annette Ryerson on the evening of the event).

Any questions:  Please contact Dr. Annette Ryerson Helena and Carroll communities invited. Free event.

Sponsored by the Carroll College Entrepreneur program.

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Wiegand Amphitheater
Volleyball vs. Montana Tech

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11/06/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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PE Center
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