University Relations and Communications

MSU Billings Sigma Tau Delta sponsors 2010 Writers Roundup

October 26, 2010



Dr. Rachel Shaffer, Sigma Tau Delta advisor, 657-2954
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


Book sale/book signing by local authors featured at the event


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Book and writing aficionados from around the region can find kindred spirits, opportunities to meet regional authors and scores of holiday ideas at the 2010 Montana Writers Roundup in early December.


The 2010 Montana Writers Roundup will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, from noon-5 p.m., at the Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave., in conjunction with the Family Tree Center's Festival of Trees. Included in the event are a book sale/book signing by local and regional writers and a basket books raffle.  Cost to attend is $3.


Authors who will be available for friendly discussions and book signing during part or all of the afternoon include:


  • Dan Aadland
  • Marion Cadwell
  • Cara Chamberlain
  • Fred DeFauw
  • Alan Evans
  • Barbara Graham
  • Tami Haaland
  • Sue Hart
  • Craig Johnson (1-3 p.m.)
  • Craig Lancaster
  • Wally Mading
  • Bernie Quetchenbach
  • Russell Rowland
  • Andrew Seddon
  • Karen Stevens
  • Tom Thayer/Northwest Speaks
  • Alan Tucker
  • Dick Wheeler

As part of the Roundup, a deluxe basket of signed books and exciting gift certificates will also be raffled off. Tickets, available at the event, cost only $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be held around 4 p.m. on Saturday, and you need not be present to win.


The Montana Writers Roundup is presented annually by Sigma Tau Delta, the Montana State University Billings branch of the international English honor society, a nonprofit academic organization.  Sigma Tau Delta uses its share of the proceeds to support a variety of English scholarships, awards, and activities.


For more information, please contact Dr. Rachel Schaffer, faculty advisor, MSU Billings Department of English, Philosophy, & Modern Languages, at 657-2954 or