Writing the West

Wind River Range Adventures with Joe Kelsey

6 p.m.

Teton County Library Ordway Auditorium

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What does it mean to write about the American West today?  This series brings you modern authors, with varying perspectives of the West, who together paint a more complete picture of the region. 

Joe Kelsey

MON, SEPT 25, 6 p.m.

A Place in Which to Search: Summer in the Winds

If you've hiked or climbed in the Winds, you probably did so with one of Joe Kelsey's guidebooks in your pack. Join us as Joe shares photos and stories chronicling adventures and misadventures of his years journeying in the Wind River Range.


Past Events


Nina McConigley

MAY 8-11

Teton County Library Resident Writer
Cowboys and East Indians

See her Post-Frontier Fiction Reading List here.

Author Nina McConigley reads from her current stories and from her novel-in-progress. She talks about Writing the New West - how literature of the American West is changing, and how the shape of this region is being reimagined and rewritten in new and inventive stories.

C.J. Box

THURS, JUNE 22, 8 p.m.
Center for the Arts

#1 New York Times bestselling Joe Pickett series
JH Writers Conference 

We're delighted to join with Jackson Hole Writers Conference in presenting an evening with Wyoming native and bestselling author C.J. Box. Free, non-ticketed.

Sherman Alexie

Award-winning author, poet, writer, filmmaker and performer

MON, JULY 10, 7 p.m.
Center for the Arts

Teton County Library Foundation Page to the Podium presents "Without Reservations: An Urban Indian's Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World"

Craig Johnson


New York Times bestselling Longmire series

Wyoming author Craig Johnson talks about his popular Walt Longmire mystery series, which is the basis for the critically acclaimed A&E television drama, "Longmire." A book signing will follow with books available for purchase.

Susan Marsh & Florence Shepard

THURS, SEP 7, 6 p.m.

Saving Wyoming’s Hoback

Local authors share the story of determined citizens working together to prevent natural gas development in the wild country they call home.

Jeff Lockwood

THURS, SEP 14, 6 p.m.

Behind the Carbon Curtain: The Energy Industry, Political Censorship and Free Speech

UW Professor Lockwood exposes the energy industry’s application of economic pressure on governmental bodies and public institutions to suppress the expression of ideas that are contrary to the financial interests of those who profit from fossil fuels.

Gary Ferguson

MON, SEPT 18, 6 p.m.

Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West

A riveting multi-media program to bring us to the edge of the fire line – to explore matters of climate change, ecology, and the growing challenge of living well with our remaining precious wild lands.