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Billy Conway, Parker Brown, Marc Beaudin & Buff Brown, JazzPoetry Thing at the Attic

May 5 – 14, 2023, – Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8; Sundays at 3. Mary Page Marlowe , Livingston, Montana
I’ll be performing as “Ray” in the Blue Slipper production of this powerful play by Tracy Letts. Info and tickets here.

Thursday, May 25, 2023, 7 pm. The Stories We Share: a Memoir Performance, Livingston, Montana
Also at the Blue Slipper, I’ll be appearing with six other actors in an evening of monologues from various memoirs as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Park County Library. I’ll be performing an excerpt from Woody Guthrie’s Bound for Glory. Details here.

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Marc Beaudin, Bill Payne and Mike Devine, Mainstreet Show. Photo by William Campbell

Past Events:

Saturday, March 11, 2023, – Noon to 1 pm. AWP Book Signing, Seattle, Washington
I’ll be signing books and CDs at the Elk River Writers Workshop/Western Colorado University Booth (#907) at this year’s. Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference at the Seattle Convention Center.

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 6:30 pm. Echo Arts, Bozeman, Montana
“A Flight of Writers,” a fundraiser for the Elk River Writers Workshop, pairs readings by five authors with craft cocktails from Wildrye Distillery. I’ll be performing along with David Quammen, Betsy Gaines Quammen, Shane Doyle and Heather White. Details and tickets here.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, – 7:00 p.m. Blue Slipper Theatre, Livingston, Montana
Words & Music: A Poetry Jam, featuring singer/songwriter Sean Devine, Garrett Stannard on drums, and poets Henrietta Goodman and Marc Beaudin. $20 advance/$25 at the door. Details here.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, – 7:30 p.m. Western Legacy Center, Whitehall, Montana
Joining 10 other Montana authors for a mass book signing. Details here.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, 2 p.m. Isle of Books, Butte, Montana
Reading and book/CD signing at this fantastic bookshop in one of my favorite towns, Butte America. 43 E. Broadway. Check them out here.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. Bemo’s Bar with the Northwoods Improvisers, Bay City, Michigan
A special performance of poetry and jazz with the legendary Northwoods Improvisers featuring (for this show) Mike Khoury on violin and viola, Jack O’Brien on cello and percussion, Mike Johnston on bass, wood flutes and percussion, and Nick Ashton on drums and percussion. Click for more.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, 7 p.m. Elk River Writers Workshop reading with Beth Piatote, Sean Hill and Marc Beaudin.
I’ll be performing a short set of poems along with the amazing writers and workshop faculty members Beth Piatote and Sean Hill, at Chico Hot Springs, Pray, Montana. Click for more.

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, Time TBA. Julia Louis-Dreyfest Poetry Jam
Performing a set during this delightfully wacko event, NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, Billings, Montana. Click for more.

Thursday, June 30, 2022, 9 p.m. Jazz Alphabet on KGLT.FM
I’ll be doing a live studio session with host Luke Buckingham on his Jazz Alphabet show. We’ll play some tracks from From Coltrane to Coal Train: An Eco-Jazz Suite, as well as selections from the musicians featured on the album, Laurie Sargent, Dana Colley and Billy Conway. We’ll pull material from Morphine (Dana and Billy’s band along with Mark Sandman), Vapors of Morphine (Dana’s current project), Laurie’s solo album Smiley Face, Billy’s Outside Inside, and Twinemen, with all three of them (the name comes from a comic of Sandman’s). Visit KGLT to listen live online or, if you’re in the right parts of Montana, to find your local spot on the FM dial.

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m. Mountain (4 Eastern). Montana Book Festival.
Virtual poetry reading & discussion with Marc Beaudin, Tami Haaland and Jesse DeLong.

Sunday, October 3, 2 p.m. Eastern (Noon Mountain). Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
Virtual group reading from the anthology, Welcome to the Resistance: Poetry as Protest.

Friday, October 15, 7 p.m. Clark Chateau, Butte, America
Reading and book signing for Life List: Poems at the historic Clark Chateau Museum and Gallery, 321 W. Broadway, Butte, MT.

Saturday, October 16, 7 p.m. Grizzly Claw Trading Company & Alpine Artisans, Seeley Lake, MT
Visiting the nice folks of this beautiful community for a reading and book signing for Life List: Poems.

Sunday, October 17 Yaak Valley Forest Council, Troy, Montana
Excited to read in support of this vital group. Their invitation to attend their press tour a couple years back was the visit behind the poem “25 Bears.”

Cancelled — Monday, October 18, 7 p.m. East Glacier Community Hall, East Glacier Park Village, MT.
Reading and book signing in conjunction with the Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance. (Sadly, I’ve gotten word that all in-person events are suspended due to rising COVID numbers on the Blackfoot Reservation. Please get vaccinated and mask up, Montana!)

Thursday, October 21 Montana Museum of Art & Culture, Missoula, Montana
Panel discussion about birds in art & poetry with Storrs Bishop (who created the monotypes that accompany the poems of Life List), Charles Finn, Angela Hornsby, Zac Cheviron, Barbara Michelman and Aspen Decker.

Take a trip on the Hundred Highways Tour, traveling 100 highways to spread the word on Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals

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