Preserve Montana Book Club: The Literary Landscapes of White Sulphur Springs

Preserve Montana Book Club: The Literary Landscapes of White Sulphur Springs

Join PMT for our monthly Book Club as part of our re-imagined Road Show in White Sulphur Springs! We’re reading some of the most influential literature to come out of White Sulphur Springs, including Ivan Doig and Taylor Gordon. Each session will be led by current authors and scholars in Montana and held virtually on the second Thursday of every month, with a different book each month through October. 

View the reading and book club schedule here or take a look below!

Preserve Montana will host the book club free on Zoom to anyone interested and the hosts include leading scholars and professors from Montana State University, Carroll College, Rocky Mountain College and Randi Lynn Tanglen.

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Hourly Schedule

June 10th

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Ivan Doig, the much-loved WSS Springs writer whose writing dignified the lives of working Montanans. Our hosts Dr. Mary Murphy and Jan Zauha from MSU and the Ivan Doig Center have chosen a lesser-known title, Prairie Nocturne, for their book talk. And incidentally, Prairie Nocturne includes a character based on Taylor Gordon.
Grace Stone Coates (1881-1976) from Martinsdale whose short stories and poetry have stood the test of time. Kay Satre, English professor from Carroll College will host a book discussion on Coates' one book, Black Cherries.

July 8th

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Selected Works by Walt Coburn
Cowboy writer Walt Coburn (1889-1971) a WSS native whose prolific collection of 40 novels, 1000 articles and 15 feature films are now out of print. Coburn was known in his heyday as the “King of the Westerns.” Dr. Tim Lehman, History Professor from Rocky Mountain College will host a discussion of Coburn’s writing.

August 12

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Born to Be by Taylor Gordon
Emmanuel Taylor Gordon (1882-1980), whose memoir Born to Be gives us a glimpse into the lives of African Americans in Montana and in the Harlem Renaissance. Out of print but still available, Randi Tanglen, Director of Humanities Montana will host a discussion of Born to Be.

September 9

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Prairie Nocturne by Ivan Doig
Ivan Doig, the much-loved WSS Springs writer whose writing dignified the lives of working Montanans. Our hosts Dr. Mary Murphy and Jan Zauha from MSU and the Ivan Doig Center have chosen a lesser-known title, Prairie Nocturne, for their book talk. And incidentally, Prairie Nocturne includes a character based on Taylor Gordon.

Date

Jul 08 2021

Time

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Zoom

Location

Zoom

Location 2

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