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 Root, and Pamela Uschuk, followed with a live musical performance by Montana Rose. There will be hearty appetizers, a cash bar, and a silent auction to support the work of Elk River Arts & Lectures, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating and celebrating the literary arts in Park County.
Auction items include a bear-watching expedition with naturalist Doug Peacock, Vino & Verse: a wine tasting with paired poetry by the Gourmet Cellar and Marc Beaudin, an architectural consultation with Tom Blurock, a manuscript consultation with bestselling author/ghostwriter Maryanne Vollers, and more. Pre-bidding for the auction begins on Sunday, August 8, at biddingowl.com/ElkRiverArtsLectures.
Tickets are $25, and are available here, and at the door. Donations are tax-deductible, and go to support Elk River Arts & Lectures programming, which includes an annual Lecture Series, Visiting Writer program, and Poetry in the Classroom, among other activities.
Please note: In light of the substantial number of Covid cases in Park County, we are asking all participants to plan on wearing a mask while inside.