Thursday, October 9, 2008
Montana Festival of the Book - Missoula
Missoula hosts the ninth annual Montana Festival of the Book, October 23-25, at various venues around town. This event is sponsored by Humanities Montana and features over 75 authors appearing in about 60 different events—panel discussions, readings, workshops, exhibits, receptions, demonstrations, literary contests and quiz shows, signings, staged readings, and much more.
An event of particular interest to me is the Writers' Tribute to James Crumley, at the Wilma Theater, 4 p.m. on Friday, October 23. Jim died September 17th, here in Missoula. My tribute to him in a previous article is here on Doug's Missoula Blog.
Other planned events include a Gala Reading in the historic Wilma Theatre featuring Thomas McGuane; the second annual Celebrity Define-a-thon with teams comprised of local politicians, media personalities, writers, artists, and athletes; author tours and events in area schools; a 20th anniversary celebration of the publication of The Last Best Place. Check the website for a link to the complete schedule of events. For information you may also call 243-6022.
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