Big River Ruckus Montana Author Panel

When:  Saturday August 13, 10:00 am  – 11:00 am
Where:  Gibson Bandshell
Cost:  Free event - Bring chairs or a blanket!

Join us at the Montana Authors Panel where three Montana authors will discuss their work and its relation to the West. The panel will start at 10AM at the Gibson Park bandshell. Time will be provided for audience questions.

Panel Authors

Dave Caserio is the author of This Vanishing and Wisdom For A Dance In The Street, and is co-editor for I Am Montana: Student Reflections on Identity and Place. He is part of Humanities Montana Conversations and the Young Poets program. Recent publications: Welcome to the Resistance: Poetry as Protest, Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Greater Yellowstone, Poems Across the Big Sky, Volume II, and feverdream magazine.

Kristen Inbody is a writer for Benefis Health System. She is the former Montana Mystique reporter for the Great Falls Tribune, author of "Montana State Parks: Complete Guide & Travel Companion," a returned Peace Corps volunteer, a world traveler, and a farm girl from Choteau. Inbody reported from Kodiak, Alaska, Cody, Wyo., Washington, D.C. and across Montana.

Craig Lancaster is the author of nine novels and a collection of short stories, a body of work that includes the High Plains Book Award-winning 600 Hours of Edward and his most recent novel, And It Will Be a Beautiful Life (2021, The Story Plant).
His work has been honored by the Montana Book Awards, the Utah Book Awards, the Independent Publisher Book Awards (gold medal, the story collection, The Art of Departure), as well as many other citations.

Craig was a longtime newspaper journalist. He worked—mostly as an editor—in such states as Texas, Alaska (twice), Kentucky, Ohio, California (twice), Washington, and Montana. He wrote stories, edited copy, oversaw departments, spent a season covering the Oakland Raiders and, in general, had a whale of a time for nearly 25 years. In 2013, he left daily journalism to write full time. Nowadays, in addition to his own literary work, he’s a senior editor at The Athletic, helps others reach their writing and publishing dreams through Lancarello Enterprises, and serves as the senior editor/design at Montana Quarterly, where he’s also a frequent contributor. He lives with his wife, novelist Elisa Lorello, a dog named Fretless and a cat named Spatz.