Festival of the Book
The Great Falls Public Library’s 16th annual Festival of the Book is scheduled for April 23, 28, and 30. This festival brings together a diverse selection of local and regional authors to share their work(s) and talk about all things literary in a variety of free events. All events are at the library except a reception on April 23, which will be at Cassiopeia Books. The schedule follows:
What Our Neighbors Are Saying: Local Authors Share Works
11 am – 2 pm Great Falls Public Library
Lisa Schmidt – Great Falls Tribune columnist, author of Prairie Ponderings, rancher
Dale Sheldon – Author of Who Lost? The Autobiography of a Blind Man with Great Vision
Cori Di Biase – Author of These Can’t Be Choices, the highly acclaimed novel
John Cameron – Author of It’s Me, Edward Wayne Edwards – The Serial Killer You Never
Kari Lynn Dell – Cowgirl, rodeo competitor, horse trainer, and Western author, including the
popular novel The Long Ride Home
Catherine Sweatt- Fantasy writer and author of Landies and Doors
*You’ll have a chance to win a book by one of these authors. Sign up at the Library, attend the reception for the drawing.
3 – 4 pm Wine & Cheese, Meet & Greet the Authors
*April 28 (Great Falls Public Library)
Steering with My Knees: A One Man Show
Local bard, writing master, and blue-collar philosopher Paul Zarzyski entertains and enlightens with samplings of his poetry, selections from his latest CD, reflections and musings on life and how it is changing, writing techniques, and the writing process. Paul is the consummate performer. Not to be missed!
People Before the Park with Sally Thompson
Archaeologist, ethnographer and ethno-historian, speaker, and author of People Before the Park: The Kootenai and Blackfeet Before Glacier Park, Thompson will discuss her research and writing. She will also cover how the Jesuits in Montana in the 1840s and 1850s affected the lives of Native Americans.
Montana Warts & All with Montana Quarterly Editor Scott McMillion
Thompson talks about this journal which represents the best of what Montana has to offer, insightful looks at things happening in our state, the great outdoors, great writing, and community. For the last three out of four years, the Society of Professional Journalists have named it the best magazine in the Pacific Northwest.
Beyond Schoolmarms and Madams: Montana Women’s Stories with Martha Kohl
Kohl who is with the Montana State Historical Society has written a book of essays about an assortment of women who have helped shaped Montana through its history.