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October 12: Rick Bass Reading

Last Updated: 12.Oct.2019

Montana author and activist Rick Bass will offer a public reading and talk at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center on October 12th. Bass' work as a writer and activist is grounded in his home, the Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana. In addition to reading, Bass will share stories of his work with the Yaak Valley Forest Council, their efforts within the Kootenai National Forest and the Yaak community, and the challenge of supporting a small group of grizzlies in the Yaak.

The event will take place from 7:00-8:00pm, Saturday, October 12th. The Galaxy Bookshop will be on hand with a selection of Rick Bass’ novels, short story collections, and his nonfiction writing about the natural world. There is no cost to attend; donations to the Yaak Valley Forest Council will be welcome.

Author of more than 30 books, Rick Bass' fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, among others. A collection of short fiction, The Hermit’s Story (2003), was named a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and another collection, For a Little While (2016) won the prestigious Story Prize.

Bass is on the faculty at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program, and has taught creative writing for over 30 years. He lives in the Yaak Valley in Montana.