By Betty Vanderwielen

Weltzien extolls Savage as one of Montana's best writers


March 31, 2022

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Alan Weltzien demonstrates a point during Open Book Club presentation.

SEELEY LAKE – In 2018, when award-winning movie director Jane Campion began thinking about transforming Thomas Savage's "The Power of the Dog" into a film, the person she contacted for more information was English Professor (now Professor Emeritus) Alan Weltzien of the University of Montana-Western in Dillon. Even before publication of his book "Savage West: The Life and Fiction of Thomas Savage," Weltzien's extensive research into the author's life and writings had turned him into the acknowledged expert on all things Savage.

On March 19, Alpine Artisans hosted Weltzien as the featured...

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