Humanities Montana Festival of the Book 2013

The 14th Annual
Humanities Montana
Festival of the Book
October 10 – 12   •   Downtown Missoula
Join us for two days and three nights of (mostly) free events with over 80 authors!
This year’s featured events include:
A reading and conversation with Sherman Alexie
Oct 10  •  Wilma Theatre  •  FREE
A special edition of the popular storytelling event Tell Us Something
Oct 10  •  The Top Hat  •  FREE
The annual readers & writers reception
Oct 11  •  Missoula Art Museum  •  $25 per person (buy tickets)
The fifth annual Festival Poetry Slam, hosted by Tahj Kjelland, with a special appearance by international poetry slam winner Buddy Wakefield
Oct 11  •  The Top Hat  •  FREE
A special luncheon celebrating Dave Robicheaux’s return to Montana, with James Lee Burke
Oct 12  •  The Top Hat  •  $35 per person (buy tickets)
Book- and paper-making workshops for kids and adults
Oct 12  •  Missoula Art Museum
The annual Gala Reading with Montana Poet Laureate Tami Haaland, Richard Manning, Claire Vaye Watkins & Jamie Ford
Oct 12  •  Wilma Theatre  •  FREE
Plus readings of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and memoir throughout Friday and Saturday at the Holiday Inn:
Karen Joy Fowler
Christine Byle
Bill Dedman
Jo Deurbrouck
Pete Fromm
Andrew Sean Greer
Melissa Kwasny
Amy Leach
Kate Lebo
J. Robert Lennon
Elizabeth Lowell
Kat Martin
Gayle Morrison
Sheryl Noethe
Robert Pack
Robert Wrigley
Susanna Sonnenberg
Joshua Slotnick
Peter Rock
Doug Peacock
Visit the festival website for complete author and presenter bios, panel and event descriptions, and more. (This site will be updated frequently over the next several weeks, so check back often.)
Major 2013 festival sponsors include The National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Endowment for the Arts, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Montana Arts Council, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula Public Library Foundation, The Missoulian and Montana Public Radio
Humanities Montana will soon be updating the Montana Author’s Project, our online, interactive map showcasing some of the state’s best literature.
We invite you to vote for the titles you would most like to see added to the M.A.P. The five most popular selections will be announced at this year’s Festival of the Book
Humanities Montana Festival of the Book 2013