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2014 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 in October 2014 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 25
Yellowstone Art Museum
Jacqueline Guest, keynote speaker
Tickets $45. Call 697-0225 to reserve.
                    

High Plains BookFest: Border Crossings

Wednesday, October 22

Montana Poetry Slam

6:30 pm, Visible Vault at the Yellowstone Museum
Ticketed Event: $7.

Friday, October 24

A Colorful Old West – US & Canadian History

12:00 noon, Western Heritage Center
Historian Tim Lehman in conversation with Canadian novelist Allan Safarik, author of Swedes Ferry

Women Writing the West
2:00 pm, Western Heritage Center 
American and Canadian women novelists, moderated by poet Danell Jones
Janet Trask Cox - The Pinioned Birds                    
Sarah Klassen – The Wittenbergs
Carrie LaSeur -The Home Place                    
Kim McCullough – Clearwater                    
         
Gala BookFest Reading
7pm, 2nd Floor Gallery, Yellowstone Art Museum   
Julianne Couch – Traveling the Power Line
Sheryl Noethe – Grey Dog Big Sky
Melanie Rae Thon - The Voice of the River              
Ticketed Event: $7.

Saturday, October 25


First Book

10:00 am, Visible Vault, Yellowstone Art Museum   
Giano Cromley – The Last Good Halloween
Gwen Florio – Montana
Barbara Joyce-Hawryluk – Wounded
                 
Art & Photography
10:00 am, Murdock Gallery, Yellowstone Art Museum
Simone Allard - Manitoba Butterflies
David Stark & Nancy Warner – This Place, These People

Children's Literature
10:00 am, Community Room, Billings Public Library
Jacqueline Guest – The Comic Book War
Alison Lohans – Leaving Mr. Humphries
Marion Mutala – Baba’s Babushka

Young Adult Books 
1:00 pm, Community Room, Billings Public Library
Marty Chan – Demon Gate
Blythe Woolston – Black Helicopters
                    
Fiction Book
1:00 pm, Murdock Gallery, Yellowstone Art Museum  
Jamie Ford – Songs of Willow Frost
Russell Rowland – High and Inside
Larry Watson – Let Him Go

Women Writer  
1:00 pm, Visible Vault, Yellowstone Art Museum
Barbara Joyce-Hawryluk – Wounded
Sarah Klassen – The Wittenbergs
Kim McCullough – Clearwater 
Dawn Wink – Meadowlark: A Novel

Short Stories  
2:30pm, Visible Vault, Yellowstone Art Museum
Nina McConigley – Cowboys and East Indians
Steven Schwartz – Little Raw Souls

Nonfiction 
2:30 pm, Murdock Gallery, Yellowstone Art Museum 
Julianne Couch – Traveling the Power Line
James E. Mueller – Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud
Doug Peacock – In the Shadow of the Sabertooth

Canadian Literature Today!
2:30 pm, Community Room, Billings Public Library
Arvel Gray – editor, publisher
Jacqueline Guest – The Comic Book War
Sarah Klassen – The Wittenbergs
Kim McCullough – Clearwater
Allan Safarik - Swedes Ferry

Sunday, October 26  

These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poetry

10:00 am, McCormick Cafe
Featuring: Danell Jones, Tami Haaland, Lisa Simon, Brady Harrison, Alan Weltzien, Caroline Patterson