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Wed July 23, 2014
Treasure State Readers: Anthologies From Bangtail Press
Publisher Allen Jones talks about "re-invigorating" Bangtail Press and three recently-released anthologies of Montana writers, the Treasure State Readers.
Montana Bookstore Readers
In coordination with three Montana bookstores, Bangtail Press has released Treasure State readers, available for purchase only through the participating bookstores themselves. More than ninety-five celebrated Montana authors donated their fiction, poetry, and personal essays to An Elk River Books Reader: Livingston and Billings Area Writers, A Fact & Fiction Reader: Missoula Area Writers, and A Country Bookshelf Reader: Bozeman Area Writers. Taken as a whole, these three books can collectively be seen as a paean to the extraordinary state of Montana letters as well as a tribute to the essential role played by independent booksellers.
The music in this program was written and performed by John Floridis.
Bangtail Press was founded in the late 1980s, its inaugural title, Da Bull, a highly-regarded memoir by surf legend Greg Noll. From this auspicious beginning, the imprint continued on as the book publishing arm of the magazine Big Sky Journal. And now, almost fifteen years later, Bangtail Press has been reinvigorated by Allen Jones. Bangtail Press publishes fiction, poetry, biography, memoir, and anthology.
Fact & Fiction Bookstore
220 N Higgins
Missoula, MT 59802
28 West Main Street
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Elk River Books
115 E. Callender (store)
PO Box 2212 (mailing)
Livingston, MT 59047
Poetry and American Indian Culture