An Evening with Chris La Tray
Enjoy this special presentation by Montana’s Poet Laureate Chris La Tray on Monday, October 9 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day – at 7 p.m. at Elk River Books @ 122 S. 2nd St. in Livingston.
Chris La Tray is a Métis storyteller and an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of
Chippewa Indians. His first book, One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from
the World at Large, won the 2018 Montana Book Award and a 2019 High Plains Book
Award. He is also the author of Descended from a Travel-worn Satchel, a book of haiku
and haibun poetry. La Tray’s third book, a memoir titled Becoming Little Shell, will be
published by Milkweed Editions in 2024.
La Tray teaches poetry to elementary students on the Flathead Reservation as part of the
Missoula Writing Collaborative and teaches a class on storytelling in the University of
Montana Creative Writing Department. He was named Montana’s next Poet Laureate in
La Tray’s visit is made possible by the generous support of the Park County Community
Foundation and individual donors. During his time in Livingston, La Tray will meet with
students at Park High.
More info, call (406) 220-8630 or visit elkriverarts.org.