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2015 High Plains BookFest & High Plains Book Awards Schedule
HPBA logoThe Writer's Voice and Billings Public Library will present the High Plains BookFest and Book Awards September 30-October 4, 2015 in Billings, Montana.  Please join us for the great programs! Events are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Books by participating writers will be available for purchase at many of these programs.

High Plains Book Award Banquet            

6:00 pm, Saturday, October 3, 2015
Yellowstone Art Museum
401 N 27th St, Billings MT
Tickets $45
Reserve Tickets
                   
High Plains BookFest
Information for the BookFest is still being finalized. Please check back for session times and locations.

Wednesday, September 30

Montana Poetry Slam

6:30 pm
Ticketed Event: Pay at the door

Friday, October 2
    
Gala BookFest Reading
7pm, Yellowstone Art Museum            
Ticketed Event: $7.

Saturday, October 3

Panel Discussions with High Plains Book Award Finalists

Fiction Book
Carrie La Seur – The Home Place
Laura Pritchett – Stars Go Blue

Nonfiction 
Bryce Andrews – Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
H. Alan Day and Lynn Wiese Sneyd – The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs
Ken Egan, Jr. – Montana 1864: Indians, Emigrants and Gold in the Territorial Year
Jerome A. GreeneAmerican Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890

First Book
Bryce Andrews – Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
Kristen Inbody and Erin Madison – Montana State Parks: Complete Guide and Travel Companion

Women Writer  
Julene Bair – The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning
Carrie La Seur – The Home Place
Vicki Tapia – Somebody Stole My Iron: A Family Memoir of Dementia

Art & Photography
Dave Margoshes - In the Alley/Dans la Ruelle
Jennifer Bottomly O'Looney and Kirby Lambert – Montana's Charlie Russell: Art in the Collection of the Montana Historical Society

Short Stories  
Jamie Lisa Forbes – The Widow Smalls and Other Stories
Dave MargoshesGod Telling a Joke and Other Stories
Rolli I am Currently Working on a Novel

Children's Literature
Cheryl Chad – Back to Batoche
Jean Freeman – Do Trees Sneeze?

Culinary
Seabring Davis – A Taste of Montana
Amy Jo Ehman – Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens

Young Adult Books 
Brenda Baker – Camp Outlook
Regine Haensel – Queen of Fire
                   
Sunday, October 4 

Poetry
Shann Ray – Balefire