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March Book Club TBA

David Sedaris at Fact & Fiction!



Reading & Signing

Saturday, June 23rd

7:00 pm

Doors open at 6:00pm



ON MAY 29TH AT 10:00am


David Sedaris will be celebrating his new book, Calypso, with Missoula fans at Fact & Fiction on Saturday, June 23rd, at 7:00 PM.

David will do a reading and talk followed by a signing, and he will sign for everyone who shows up. The event will be ticketed and, due to fire codes, only 75 will be available for inside seating during the reading. After the initial 75 tickets are sold, Fact & Fiction will provide priority signing line tickets that will accompany the purchase of a copy of Calypso. These ticket holders will get priority status in the signing line over those who have not. Everyone who waits through the signing line will have the opportunity to speak to David, whether they have purchased a copy of the new book or not.

Fact & Fiction will be closed from 3:30 PM to 6 PM on the day of the event to set up the store. Doors will open at 6 PM for reading ticket holders. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Following the reading, those in attendance will have the opportunity to get their book signed and speak with David. We will then open the signing to priority signing line ticket holders. Finally, non-ticket holders will be allowed in. David will stay at the store as late as needed to greet all who wish to speak to him.

Tickets will go on sale, along with the book, on Tuesday, May 29th at 10am. Tickets will be sold IN STORE ONLY. NO PHONE CALLS, please. The price of a ticket is the same as the cover price for a hardcover copy of the book, $28.00, and includes a copy of the book.

There is a Limit of two reading or signing line tickets per person.

Video and photos are prohibited at this event.


About Calypso:

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you’ve ever laughed your way through David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting with Calypso. You’d be wrong. 

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it’s impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny-it’s a book that can make you laugh ’til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris’s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris’s darkest and warmest book yet-and it just might be his very best.



Calypso Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316392389
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

Gary Lundy :: Reading & Signing

Gary Lundy

Reading & Signing

each room echoes absence

Thursday, April 12th




This is the first book in the Montana Poets Series #3,

edited by Craig Czury.


But more than anything, here poetry turns to funeral pyre, with Lundy's skilled hands holding us over the flame just long enough to make parts of us burn. Out of that new silence comes a sigh, a whimper, a scream, a roar, and then finally, finally a song of survival that says, with a newfound strength, “i am yours no longer.”

 Bryan Borland, author of DIG


These poems take us in and out of spaces - rooms - providing unflinching glimpses of what it means to be human. Never turning away from all the heartache and beauty of a lifetime, lundy carves out poems of survival. gary lundy knows that pleasure and pain are blurred and exist in the same room; the body.

          Donnelle McGee, author of Naked


By the end of the book, Lundy writes of fathers, sons, lovers, gains, and losses so convincingly there, in the flesh of the world, that we feel our lives have been wrung along with the poet’s. The writing burns intensely, flashes and flares, and eventually illuminates that shadow lover, mourns death, reconstitutes us into something other than what we were.

 Michael Dickel, author of War Surrounds Us,

The Palm Reading after The Toad’s Garden


From the book:


don't worry. i didn't love you too much. we both kept mostly secrets distance. especially any having to do with affection.


yet we each spoke sporadic love. it's signing out prior to leaving. destroys the mood every time.


as they say it's the words not the actions. earlier during a specific pause to stretch. you hug whisper i love you.


my body rebels as if taken over by charity. think decoupage without surface glossing.


cut out compound fragments. thoughts of a dying vocabulary. or repetitive christmas music.


it always goes something like this. when you want something i'll hear from you again. recycled old plastic



get someone to drop and shoot first. even the most real event dissolves into fiction once recollected.



gary lundy has published five chapbooks, the most recent, at | with early in 2017 (Locofo Chaps), and has one book length collection, heartbreak elopes into a kind of forgiving (Is A Rose Press, 2016). he has published his writing throughout the US as well as in Canada, Czeck Republic, and Israel. Most recently his poems can be found in: Cleaver Magazine, In Between Hangovers, The BeZine, Fragmentarily/Meta-Phor(e)/Play, Vallum, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, and Beautiful Losers.


gary was raised in Denver, Colorado. He received his Ph.D. in Twentieth Century American Poetry from Binghamton University. He taught English at SUNY-Oswego, St. Paul’s College, and for twenty years at the University of Montana Western. He left Montana Western in 2011 and now lives in Missoula, Montana.


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