Literary Wonder Beneath the Big Sky
The Montana Book Festival is a celebration of literary arts held each fall in downtown Missoula that seeks to provide a dynamic, evolving forum for literary engagement, as well as to foster literary community and enthusiasm for the written word among readers of all ages.
Over the course of several days, the Montana Book Festival presents exciting literary arts programming for participants and attendees from throughout the city, state and region. Events include readings, author signings, panels, workshops, a youth festival, special events, vendor exhibits and a book fair.
The first iteration of the Montana Book Festival in 2015 generated considerable enthusiasm in the Missoula community and beyond. Over 150 authors participated in more than 80 events at 15 venues; over 5,000 people attended. Visit the 2015 festival schedule for a closer look at our stand-out programming and speakers.
A strong foundation for this festival was established by The Humanities Montana Festival of the Book, a cultural event that delighted the community, and visitors from throughout the Pacific Northwest, for fifteen years. The Montana Book Festival aims to continue this powerful legacy by hosting a major literary event that celebrates the best contemporary authors (and books) across subjects and genres, with persistent regard for Montana's unique writing heritage.
The Montana Book Festival is fiscally sponsored by the Missoula Cultural Council, which serves as a resource for the coordination, development and support of art and culture for the benefit of the Missoula community.
Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors
Our full schedule is in progress and will post to the website in early August, if not before.
Here's a peak at the (in-progress) author list -
James Lee Burke
Press About the Montana Book Festival
- Local organizers revive Montana Festival of the Book
- Destination Missoula
- The Montana Book Festival gets ready for panels, pies and other literary treats
- Montana Book Festival to continue with new events, past favorites
- Montana Book Festival: 150 Authors, Pie & Whiskey, Ira Glass...
- Expired: Montana Book Festival: Invigorating a good thing
- Montana Book Festival: A celebration of the written word in Missoula, MT
- Montana Book Festival 2015 Schedule
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