Allen Jones, who owns Bangtail Press, had the great idea of publishing three books -- one with Bozeman area writers, one with Livingston, one with Missoula. This week were the celebrations. I am proud to be in the Bozeman book, along with writers I so admire, e.g. David Quammen. The event in Livingston last night was attended by such a crowd that people were packed in a large space standing. (The new Elk River Books is now 2 big floors, nice wood, very charming.) It was catered by a favorite place of mine with pulled pork sandwiches and slaw Almost everyone read, including Tim Cahill, John Clayton, & Scott McMillion; Walter Kirn made up a story while waiting for his turn. I was struck by how funny so many pieces were. This was the kind of night I really enjoy.