High Plains BookFest
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.