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2014 festival of the book



James Welch, Annie Proulx, Richard Ford, Pam Houston, James Lee Burke, Rick Bass, David James Duncan, Mary Clearman Blew, Ivan Doig, William Kittredge, Annick Smith....

These are just some of the writers brought to you by the Humanities Montana Festival of the Book over the past fifteen years.

We need your help to keep the tradition going. Since some of our funders cannot continue their support, we must depend upon donations from readers and writers throughout the Northwest.

Any amount is appreciated—and we can’t thank you enough! Hope to see you October 9-11 in Missoula!

Montana 1864

Montana 1864 by Ken Egan Jr.


Authored by Humanities Montana executive director Ken Egan, Montana 1864 is a month-by-month account of what was happening on the ground the year Montana was created as a territory. Granville Stuart, Plenty-coups, Jim Bridger, Sitting Bull, Calamity Jane, and more.

All author royalties go to support Humanities Montana programs and grants. Montana 1864 will be available this September from Riverbend Publishing.

montana center for the book

The Montana Center for the Book presents Standing Together Montana, a reading & discussion series designed to bring military veterans, humanities scholars, and communities together to explore veterans’ experiences. Learn more here.

resources for teachers

Humanities Montana offers a wide variety of youth-oriented programs and opportunities, and we invite partnerships with teachers to extend and deepen our connections with Montana's young people. learn more here


Humanities Montana is an independent nonprofit organization that provides grants and programs on history, literature, Native American cultures, and more all over the state of Montana.

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