Reading: Craig Lancaster and Elisa Lorello

Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m.
Elk River Books hosts the launch party for You, Me and Mr. Blue Sky, “a warm-hearted, humorous dive into the depths of love and the mysteries of how two people find their way to each other,” by husband and wife writing team Craig Lancaster and Elisa Lorello. Read more.


Gather Round: A Conversation About Community and Place

Saturday, April 20
Humanities Montana and Elk River Arts & Lectures will host an evening discussion at Chico Hot Springs of the themes presented in Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor’s new anthology, Hearth: A Global Conversation on Community, Identity, and Place. The evening will include dinner, readings by contributors to the anthology, and poetry from Park County students. Read more.


Reading: Allen Jones

Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Bozeman author and publisher Allen Jones will read from his latest crime novel, Sweeney on the Rocks, in which “a former Brooklyn wise guy is exiled via Witness Protection to small town Montana, where he spends the next decade paying penance for his earlier life—only to see it all potentially shot to hell when his past catches up to him.”


Reading: Melissa Kwasny

Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m.
Montana poet Melissa Kwasny reads from her first nonfiction book, Putting on the Dog: The Animal Origins of What We Wear. “From brain-tanning elk hide in Montana to shearing wild sheep off the coast of Maine, Kwasny investigates the cultural history of fashion, highlighting people who are working toward preserving humans’ relationship with animals.”.


Native Voices with C. Marie Fuhrman

Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.
Elk River Arts & Lectures will host a discussion with award-winning poet and writer Cindy Fuhrman, co-editor of the new Tupelo Press anthology, Native Voices.


Reading: Joe Wilkins

Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m.
Joe Wilkins, poet and author of the award-winning memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, returns to Elk River Books to read from his debut novel, Fall Back Down When I Die.


Reading: John Taliaferro

Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m.
John Taliaferro will read from his latest book, Grinnell: America’s Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West, and talk about “the man whose prophetic vision did nothing less than launch American conservation.”


Elk River Books hosts presentations by writers, artists, musicians, small-scale theatrical productions and lectures on a wide range of topics. We are presently booking six months in advance, and at the very least need a six-week head start in order to properly promote your event. We regret that due to various limitations, we are unable to host every event proposed. If you are interested in scheduling an event at our store, please email Events Coordinator Marc Beaudin at [email protected].