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High Plains BookFest: Schedule of Events

(All events are open and free to the public unless otherwise noted)

BookFest Schedule:

Thursday: October 19, 2017

John Clayton: Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon (Nonfiction) - Western Heritage Center, Noon

Jamie Ford: Love and Other Consolation Prizes (Fiction) - This House of Books, 5:30 pm

Local authors: A Reading of Her Own - MoAv Coffee, 7:00 pm

Friday: October 20, 2017

Paul Wylie: Blood on the Marias: The Baker Massacre (Nonfiction)- Western Heritage Center, Noon

Sumio Harada: Wild Harmony of Glacier National Park (Art & Photography) - Western Heritage Center, 2:00 pm

High Plains Book Awards Reception for Finalists & Readers (invitation only) - Billings Public Library Community Room, 5:00 pm

Gala Reading - Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red and The Lost Journals of Sacajawea - Billings Public Library Community Room, 7:00 pm

Saturday: October 21, 2017

Creative Nonfiction Reading: Neltje, North of Crazy: A Memoir; Pamela Royes, Temperance Creek; Gene Walz, Happiness is a Rare Bird - Billings Public Library 2nd Floor Reading Room, 10:00 am

Children's Reading: Ted Rechlin, Bears (Children's Book) - Billings Public Library Story Tower, 10:30 am

Medicine & Science Reading & Panel: Sneed B. Collard, III, Hopping Ahead of Climate Change: Snowshoe Hares, Science and Survival; Marc Beaudin & Max Hjortsberg, Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Greater Yellowstone; and Jim Warren, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America - Western Heritage Center, 11:00 am

Young Adult Literature Reading: Angela Counios, Along Comes a Wolfe: A Shepherd & Wolfe Mystery; David A. Poulsen, And Then the Sky Exploded - Billings Public Library Teen Room, 11:00 am

Reading: Sharron Arksey, The Waiting Place (First Book); Glen Chamberlain, All I Want is What You've Got (Short Stories)- Billings Public Library 2nd Floor Reading Room, Noon

Peter Hassrick, Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonne II (Art & Photography) - Billings Public Library Community Room, 1:00 pm

Indigenous Poets Reading: Mandy Smoker, Another Attempt At Rescue; Diane Glancy, The Servitude of Love; Louise Halfe, Burning in This Midnight Dream; Henry Real Bird, Horse Tracks; Lois Red Elk, Dragonfly Weather - Yellowstone Art Museum, 1:00 pm

Reading/Discussion: Christine Carbo, Mortal Fall (Woman Writer); Sharron Arksey, The Waiting Place (First Book); Janice Kessler (reading for the late Alice Colton), Riversong (First Book) - Billings Public Library Community Room, 3:00 pm

Poetry Reading: Lowell Jaeger, Poems Across the Big Sky II; Greg Kosmicki, It's As Good Here As It Gets Anywhere; Richard Harrison, On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood - This House of Books, 3:00 pm

Indigenous Writers Reading/Discussion: Wayne Arthurson, The Traitors of Camp 133 (Indigenous Writer); Debra Magpie Earling, Perma Red; Diane Glancy, The Servitude of Love, David Robertson, Will I See? (Indigenous Writer)- Yellowstone Art Museum, 3:00 pm

High Plains Book Awards Banquet (ticketed event) with keynote address by Mandy Smoker Broaddus - Yellowstone Art Museum, 7:00 pm

Sunday: October 22, 2017

Poetry Readings from the anthology Poems Across the Big Sky II with local poets - Dude Rancher Lodge, 10:00 am

Authors interested in taking part in a future BookFest should contact Corby Skinner, Writer's Voice director at corby@skinnerbenoit.com.