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Saturday, September 29 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze with guest poet Laura Read

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This is not the usual Pie & Whiskey, hosted by Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon, that patrons of Montana Book Festival love to support. Instead, MT Book Festival is throwing Kate and Sam a party to celebrate their new collection, Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze. 

Join us at Montgomery Distillery for whiskey and pies donated by local favorite, Bernice's Bakery!

Joining Sam and Kate will be friend and contributor to the collection, poet Laura Read.

Pie & Whiskey is the tent revival of literary events where writers such as Anthony Doerr, Steve Almond, and Elissa Washuta present original works based on prompts that include the words pie and whiskey. This anthology collects the best of that writing along with new pieces to bring this spirited gathering to the printed page.

Pie & Whiskey, the book, is a literary collection of readings presented over the past six years in Spokane, WA, and Missoula, MT, at Pie & Whiskey, the event, run by Kate Lebo and Samuel Ligon. Writers like Jess Walter, J Robert Lennon, Kim Barnes, and ML Smoker were invited to generate new work based on prompts that involve pie or whiskey or both. Sam and Kate figured that good writing served with a slice of pie and a shot of whiskey would create an energized atmosphere uncommon at literary events. The contributors, drawn mainly from the west, but not exclusively, responded with surprising, funny, heartbreaking, fantastically written stories and poems. The book will include a smattering of pie recipes and whiskey-centric cocktails. Look here for tasty literary servings.

Speakers
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Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo is the author of poetry chapbook Seven Prayers to Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Entre Rios Books) and the cookbook Pie School (Sasquatch Books), and she’s co-editor with Samuel Ligon of Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze. Her writing has been anthologized... Read More →
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Samuel Ligon

Samuel Ligon is currently writing and publishing a serial novel—Miller Cane: A True & Exact History—which will appear in fifty installments in Spokane’s weekly newspaper, The Inlander, as well as online, on Spokane Public Radio, and as a podcast. The author of four previous... Read More →
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Laura Read

Laura Read's chapbook The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You won the Floating Bridge Chapbook Award in 2010, and her first full-length collection, Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral, was chosen as the winner of the AWP/Donald Hall Prize for Poetry by Dorianne... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Montgomery Distillery 129 W Front St, Missoula, MT 59802, USA

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