Around the Town: Helena-area arts and entertainment news published Oct. 5, 2023

LiteratureMontana novelist to speak at The Myrna

Montana novelist, editor and poet Allen Morris Jones will offer a rare reading from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at The Myrna Loy, 15 N. Ewing St.

Allen Jones

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The author of three novels, including: the Montana Book Award honor book “A Bloom of Bones;” the highly regarded consideration of the ethics of hunting “A Quiet Place of Violence;” a Spur Award-winning children’s book; and numerous stories, articles and essays. Jones will be reading principally from his newest work, a collection of poetry published by Helena-based literary publisher the Drumlummon Institute.

“’Mumblecusser’ has been in the works for the last 20 years or so,” Jones said, referring to the collection. “The oldest poems were written in my early 30. The most recent was finalized just a few months before publication.”

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