Monday, September 20, 2010

Tonight at Casper College: "Happily Ever-Aftering on a 1920s Cattle Ranch"

The Equality State Book Festival is holding a "pre-fest" event tonight (Monday), Sept. 20, 7-9 p.m., with a presentation by Montana author John Clayton. He will speak about "Happily Ever-Aftering on a 1920s Cattle Ranch" in the Goodstein Foundation Library Lobby at Casper College.

John’s reading is brought to you by the Casper College Gender Studies program and a Wyoming Humanities Council grant. In his presentation, "Happily Ever-Aftering on a 1920s Cattle Ranch", John will discuss the story of Caroline Lockhart. A best-selling Wyoming novelist of the times, Carolyn decided to retire to her very own homestead, setting in motion a conflict: The happy endings of her romantic fictions and the realities of a single woman running a drought-ridden ranch.

The event is free and open to the public.

The book festival kicks off in earnest on Friday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m. See the web site for more info