Why is it so hard for non-Montanans to get Montana right? Why does the conversation so often devolve into cheap romanticization and gauzy stereotyping, cowboy culture and regressive politics?
Panelists include three Livingston writers: Seabring Davis, author and the former editor-in-chief of Big Sky Journal; Jamie Harrison Potenberg, author of the Blue Deer mystery series and “The Widow Nash”; and Walter Kirn, novelist, literary critic, essayist and author of eight books, including “Up In The Air.”
Moderated by Greg Veis of Highline magazine, the panel will go deep into the history of misperception and grapple with everything from what the media can do to change it, to how men and women might experience it differently.
The forum takes place upstairs at Elk River Books, doors open at 6:30. Free and open to the public.