High Plains BookFest

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Event occured on Fri, Oct 19 2012, 12:00 pm MDT

High Plains BookFest is Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20, at sites around Billings. The annual event celebrates writing by authors from the region and works about the area.

Friday, Oct. 19

My Home's in Montana: Moderated by Corby Skinner. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave., features:

* Noon: "Visions and Voices: Montana's One-Room Schoolhouses," Charlotte Caldwell.

* 2:30 p.m.: "Hand Raised: The Barns of Montana," Chere Jiusto and Christine W. Brown.

* 4 p.m.: "Montana: Real Place, Real People," Alan Kesselheim and Tom Lee.

* 5 p.m.: Reception at Babcock Theatre.

* 7:30 p.m.: Reading: "Let Them Paddle," Alan Kesselheim, at Montana State University Billings.

Saturday, Oct. 20

* 10 a.m.: Art and photography books: Moderated by Virginia Bryan, Murdock Gallery, Yellowstone Art Museum, 207 N. 27th Street.

"Rim Haven," by Lynne Montague, a High Plains Book Award finalist in the first-book division.

"Fra Dana," by Sue Hart, a finalist in the art and photography division.

* 10 a.m.: Poetry books: Moderated by Sharon Dynak in the Visible Vault, Yellowstone Art Museum.

"Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet," by Twyla M. Hansen, a finalist in the poetry divison.

"Killing the Murnion Dogs," by Joe Wilkins, a finalist in the poetry division.

"Married Into It," by Patricia Frolander, a finalist in the best woman writer division.

Noon: Art and photography book: Moderated by Shari Nault, Murdock Gallery, Yellowstone Art Museum.

"Arapaho Journeys," by Sara Wiles, a finalist in the art and photography division.

* Noon.: Short stories: Moderated by Susan Lubbers, in Yellowstone Art Museum's Visible Vault.

"American Masculine," by Shann Ray, a finalist in the short-story division.

"Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure," by Craig Lancaster, a finalist in the short-story division.

"The Big Sky, By and By," by Ed Kemmick, a finalist in the first-book division.

2:30 p.m.: Nonfiction: Moderated by Sue Hart, Yellowstone Art Museum's Visible Vault.

"The Boy," by Betty Jane Hegerat, a finalist in the nonfiction division.

"Honyocker Dreams," by David Mogen, a finalist in the nonfiction division.

"Wanton West," by Lael Morgan, a finalist in the best woman writer division.

* 2:30 p.m.: Fiction: Moderated by Corby Skinner, Yellowstone Art Museum's Murdock Gallery.

"Liberty Lanes," by Robin Troy, a finalist in the fiction division.

"The Ringer," by Jenny Shank, a finalist in the fiction division.

"Racing Home," by Adele Dueck, a finalist in the best woman writer division.

* 6 p.m. High Plains Book Awards Banquet. At Yellowstone Art Museum.

* 7 p.m. Emeritus Award winner Tom McGuane honored at  Yellowstone Art Museum.

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