Announcements

John Phillips

Former magazine editor John Phillips will read from and discuss his comic memoir, Four Miles West of Nowhere: A City Boy’s First Year in the Montana Wilderness, at the new home of Elk River Books, 122 S. 2nd St. in downtown Livingston, on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m....

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An Evening with Joy Williams

Award-winning novelist Joy Williams will give a rare public reading and discuss her storied career at Elk River Books on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 pm. Dubbed a “misanthropic genius” by The New York Times, essayist, novelist and short story writer Williams has received...

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Sandra Phillips

Elk River Arts & Lectures presents Sandra Phillips, photography curator emerita at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. with a multimedia presentation of her books, American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present, and Crossing the Frontier:...

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Ryan Busse’s Gunfight

Former firearms executive Ryan Busse will read from and discuss his memoir, Gunfight: My Battle Against the Industry that Radicalized America, at the new home of Elk River Books, 122 S. 2nd St. in downtown Livingston, on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. A book signing and...

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Craig Johnson’s Longmire

Best-selling author Craig Johnson will read from and discuss the newest addition to his much-loved Sheriff Longmire mystery series, Daughter of the Morning Star, at the new home of Elk River Books, 122 S. 2nd St. in downtown Livingston, on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m....

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POSTPONED: Rick McIntyre on Yellowstone wolves

Due to the recent uptick in COVID numbers within our close community, we are forced to make the unfortunate decision to postpone our event with Rick McIntyre scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 9. We will definitely reschedule Rick as soon as we feel it is safe to do...

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Writers Workshop Panel Discussions

Elk River Arts & Lectures is presenting a series of panel discussions during the week of August 16, as part of its annual writing workshop. These conversations take place each evening at 7 p.m. in the Chico Convention Center, and are free and open to the public....

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Elk River Arts & Lectures Gala Reading and Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for the Elk River Writers Workshop Gala Faculty Reading in the Chico Hot Springs Convention Center, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 19. The event will feature readings by renowned authors Rick Bass, J. Drew Lanham, Beth Piatote, William Pitt...

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Robert DeMott and Marc Beaudin

If renovations go as planned, Elk River Books will host the first event in its new home at 122 S. 2nd St., at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31, with bird-themed poetry readings by Robert DeMott, author of Up Late Reading “Birds of America” and Marc Beaudin, author of Life...

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Wildsam’s Yellowstone

In a return to in-person programming, Elk River Books will host a reading and discussion of the new field guide from Wildsam, Yellowstone: Mystery and Marvel, with contributing author Doug Peacock, editor Zach Dundas, and naturalist Ashea Mills at 7 p.m. on Thursday,...

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Mary M. Clare & Gary Ferguson

Psychologist Mary M. Clare and nature writer Gary Ferguson will present a virtual reading and discussion of their co-authored book, Full Ecology: Repairing Our Relationship with the Natural World, on Wednesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. The free event will stream live on Elk...

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Craig Lancaster in conversation with Scott McMillion

Billings novelist Craig Lancaster will discuss his latest book, And It Will Be a Beautiful Life, with Montana Quarterly publisher Scott McMillion on Tuesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. The free event will stream live on Elk River Books’ Facebook page. Lancaster, in his first...

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Action Call from Rick Bass

In conjunction with his reading for our 10th anniversary kickoff event, our friend Rick Bass asked us to share the following call-to-action regarding the looming timber sale in Montana's Yaak Valley. Action Item from Rick: Please write a letter of support for a Yaak...

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Virtual Reading with Sy Hoahwah

National Endowment for the Arts literature fellow Sy Hoahwah will present a virtual discussion of his new collection of poetry, Ancestral Demon of a Grieving Bride, on Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. The free event will stream live on Elk River Books’ Facebook page....

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