The anthology includes stories, essays and poems by more than 40 authors that examine and celebrate the wild outdoors and its creatures—furred, feathered and finned as well as human.
Four contributors will read during the event: Author Daniel J. Rice and Bozeman writer Carl Beideman will read from their short stories. Rice is the founder of Riverfeet Press, and owner of The Jumping Off Point in Livingston. Beideman has published fiction in in Yellow Medicine Review and Literary Orphans Journal.
Tyler Dunning and Chris La Tray will read from their essays. Dunning, author of A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends and producer of a short film of the same title, contributed “Incandescent Earth,” about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Missoula writer and photographer LaTray, whose work has appeared in Montana Quarterly, Missoula Independent, Missoulian, Montana Magazine, World Explorer and other publications, will read from his essay “A Path to the Wild,” about his childhood explorations in the outdoors.
Of the anthology, Todd Davis, author of Winterkill, writes, “The varied and diverse voices in this compelling anthology implore us to be awake in the world, to value wildness and wilderness, not to simply acknowledge but to embrace the many species with which we share the planet.”
The free event begins at 7 p.m. upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. in Livingston, and will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information, call 333-2330.