Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Montana Festival of the Book Oct 22-24, 2009
The Montana Festival of the Book will bring together the region’s finest writers to celebrate reading and writing in one of the Inland Northwest’s biggest cultural events.
For the 10th consecutive year, Missoula's Festival of the Book will showcase Montana literary lifestyles over two days and three nights of events.
Here is a link to the 2009 Complete Schedule of Events (pdf).
Approximately 100 authors are on the schedule, with most of the readings and workshops at no cost. This event is sponsored by Humanities Montana, and is one of the most successful book festivals in the United States.
There will be a special tribute to recently-deceased Missoula author James Crumley at 3:00 pm Oct 22, entitled “The Last Good Kiss: An Appreciation of James Crumley,” moderated
by Michael Koepf, with Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman and James Grady, at the the Wilma Theatre.
Crumley passed away in September 2008. Here is a link to an article that appeared on this blog at that time: Farewell to James Crumley-storyteller
Of particular note will be "An Evening with writer-humorist David Sedaris" on Friday evening at 7 pm in the Wilma Theatre. This is a ticketed event.