Cultivating & Celebrating

Literary Livingston

Support literary livingston in 2022.  

This fall, we hosted three phenomenal guests who gave public lectures and visited Park High classrooms. Community members told spooky stories in front of an audience of 150. Award-winning songwriters John Lowell & Joe Newberry taught a 2-night songwriting workshop. Our teen writing group continues to meet weekly to share and discuss writing. Please consider supporting this work by donating to Elk River Arts & Lectures during your year-end giving.

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.

Storytelling Night

Storytelling Night provides community members opportunities to pitch their true stories, develop their storytelling skills with the guidance and support of experienced storytellers, and perform their stories live in downtown Livingston.

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.

Livingston Literaries

Livingston Literaries: A Group for Teens is a space for teen readers and writers to get together to discuss writing projects, books, and other readerly and writerly things.

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.

Songwriting Workshop

The Songwriting Workshop is an opportunity to turn the story in your head into the song on your lips in an immersive experience with two master songwriters.

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.

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.