High Plains BookFest celebrates 10th year

2012-10-12T00:00:00Z High Plains BookFest celebrates 10th year The Billings Gazette

The YMCA Writer’s Voice hosts the 10th annual High Plains BookFest on Oct. 19 and 20.

Authors readings are scheduled for Friday at the Western Heritage Center from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, at the Yellowstone Art Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Readings are free and open to the public.

The BookFest is held in conjunction with the High Plains Book Awards. These awards have been established to recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

The High Plains Book Award Banquet will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Montana writer Thomas McGuane will be given the Emeritus Award along with awards presented to authors in seven categories. Tickets are $40 for an individual or $300 for a table.

To purchase a seat, call 256-0625. For more information, visit the High Plains Book Award website at highplainsbookawards.org

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