Cultivating & Celebrating

Literary Livingston

Workshop Gala tickets go on sale here on Sunday, July 17.

Online auction begins Monday, August 1. View and bid on auction items here.

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.

Upcoming Event

Give a Hoot 2022 

July 1-31, 2022


During trying times like this one, opportunities to be creative and connect with each other are more important than ever. 

GIVE A HOOT is Park County’s 4th annual community-wide online giving challenge to support nonprofit causes, hosted by the Park County Community Foundation. It takes place from July 1 – 31, 2022 and Elk River Arts & Lectures is thrilled to be participating!

How does GIVE A HOOT work? Starting July 1st, donors can make gifts to GIVE A HOOT participating nonprofits online or by a check made out to the Park County Community Foundation accompanied with an official donor form. 


We will receive 100% of the gifts designated to Elk River Arts & Lectures through the GIVE A HOOT campaign AND those gifts will be partially matched by the Park County Community Foundation, maximizing your impact! Donations can start as small as $5 but they all add up to a big impact. 

For more information, please visit

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.