Cultivating & Celebrating

Literary Livingston

Lecture Series

Each school year, our lecture series hosts writers, artists, and innovative thinkers who would not otherwise come to Park County. These presenters spend time working with students at Park High School, then give free public lectures.

Visiting Writers

We bring eminent authors to Park County for extended stays, during which they interact with the public, the local arts community, and regional school children in order to enhance and invigorate the landscape of ideas within our rural community.

Writers Workshop

We bring together some of the most celebrated nature writers in the United States and students who are serious about fostering a connection with the environment in their writing.

Livingston’s Literary Heritage

A river of stories runs through us

A brief history of literary Livingston, from Jo Sykes to the Montana Gang and beyond.

Our Mission



Expose Park County to diverse ideas to strengthen our community.



Cultivate and celebrate Livingston’s literary heritage.



We advocate for affordable living conditions for the literary arts community.



Enrich the lives of Park County students and residents with educational, entertaining and edifying opportunities.



Enhance and invigorate the landscape of ideas within our rural community.



Provide vibrant programming for our community’s young people.

Upcoming Event

May 19

Shane Doyle & megan Kate Nelson

Thursday, May 19, 2022


7 pm

Commemorating Yellowstone’s 150th: An Evening with Shane Doyle & Megan Kate Nelson

Elk River Arts & Lectures is thrilled to be teaming up with the Park County Environmental Council to co-host this event acknowledging Yellowstone’s complicated history.