Wyoming Arts Council

WY performer and poet laureate emeritus David Romtvedt featured at High Plains BookFest

The High Plains BookFest begins Oct. 13 at the Babcock Theatre in Billings, MT.

The Big Read kicks off Thursday, October 13, with the High Plains BookFest. This year’s theme: “The Nature of Poetry, the Poetry of Nature.” The Billings YMCA Writer’s Voice and Parmly Billings Library hosts The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read in Billings will focus on the selected poetry of Robinson Jeffers.

Join us for two gala evenings at the Babcock Theatre! On Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m., David Caserio hosts “Poetry and Performance” featuring Bozeman poet, humorist and musician Greg Keeler; and Wyoming poet and accordion player, David Romtvedt performing Cajun, Brazilian and world music with his wife and daughter. Caserio will also perform some of his work accompanied by local musicians. Tickets are $10 and valid for Thursday and Friday evening. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

On Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. the High Plains BookFest features a gala reading by four poet laureates from three states: Sheryl Noethe and Henry Real Bird of Montana, Larry Woiwode, North Dakota, and David Romtvedt, poet laureate emeritus of Wyoming.

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