Reading: Marc Johnson on Burton K. Wheeler

Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m.
Journalist Marc Johnson reads from his new book, Political Hell-Raiser: The Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana, a biography of Montana’s independent and controversial four-term senator. Read more.


Poetry: Michael Earl Craig and Anna Elkins

Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m.
Former Montana poet laureate and Livingston’s most literary farrier Michael Earl Craig will read from his new collection, Woods and Clouds Interchangeable. He’ll be joined by Fulbright Fellowship-winning poet Anna Elkins. Read more.


Reading: Robert DeMott on Jim Harrison

Thursday, August 15, 7 p.m.
Retired Ohio University professor Robert DeMott will read from his updated and revised edition of Conversations with Jim Harrison.


Reading: Robert Hughes’ Dirty Money

Thursday, August 22, 7 p.m.
Livingston author Bob Hughes will read from Dirty Money, the eagerly awaited sequel to his thriller, Bone Mountain.


Signing: Actor Patrick Kilpatrick

Saturday, August 24, Noon to 2 p.m.
Hollywood and television character actor Patrick Kilpatrick will sign copies of his new memoir, Dying for Living: Sins & Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot, Vol. 1.


An Evening with Maira and Alex Kalman

Thursday, September 12, 7 p.m.
Internationally renowned authors and artists Maira and Alex Kalman will give a presentation and discuss their work and lives at a special event at the Livingston Elks Lodge. Hosted by Elk River Arts & Lectures. Tickets are a $5 minimum donation, and will be available beginning Monday, Aug. 5. Read more.


Cutthroat Magazine: Speaking Truth to Power

Thursday, October 3, 7 p.m.
Poets Pamela Uschuk and William Pitt Root return to Elk River, joined by contributors to Cutthroat magazine’s anthology, Speaking Truth to Power, for an evening of the poetry and prose of the resistance.


Shann Ray’s double-book reading

Thursday, October 17, 7 p.m.
Livingston native Shann Ray will come home to read from his two latest works, the short story collection Blood Fire Vapor Smoke, and a book of poems, Sweetclover. Hosted by Elk River Arts & Lectures. Read more.


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].