humanities montana festival of the book
October 10-12 Missoula
The 14th annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book celebrates the literature of the West with over 80 authors, October 10-12, in downtown Missoula. Two days and three nights of readings, panels, exhibits, demonstrations, signings, workshops, entertainments, receptions, and other special events are FREE and open to the public. Venues include the Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park, the Missoula Art Museum, the Wilma Theatre, and the Missoula Public Library.
The Festival of the Book is one of the biggest cultural events in the Northwest. This year scheduled events include a special edition of the popular storytelling event Tell Us Something; the fifth annual Festival Poetry Slam, this year with a special appearance by international poetry slam winner Buddy Wakefield; the annual Readers & Writers Reception; and our annual Saturday night Gala Reading. Confirmed authors include Jamie Ford, Karen Joy Fowler, Robert Wrigley, J. Robert Lennon, Claire Vaye Watkins, James Lee Burke, and many more.
Major 2013 festival sponsors already include the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and The Missoulian.
Humanities Montana is the state’s independent nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1972, Humanities Montana has provided services and grants to hundreds of Montana organizations in support of public programs in history, literature, values, and public issues. Among its many programs are its grants, Montana Conversations: Speakers Bureau and Speakers in the Schools, the Humanities Montana Festival of the Book, Letters About Literature, and the Governor’s Humanities Awards.
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