Hailey Public Library via Zoom
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Author Reading - Hemingway’s Retreat @ Hailey Public Library via Zoom | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
The Hailey Public Library will host a reading by local author J. Michael Moriarty from his recent book “Hemingway’s Retreat” via Zoom on Thursday, April 29 at 5:30 PM. Moriarty will share an imaginative account of what would have happened had the famous writer had faked his own death. RSVP to [email protected]
The Community Library Livestream
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn’t Ours” with Sarah Sentilles @ The Community Library Livestream | Sun Valley | Idaho | United States
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a virtual conversation with Hailey-based author, Sarah Sentilles, about her new book, “Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn’t Ours,” the moving story of what one woman learned from fostering a newborn—about injustice, about making mistakes, about how to better love and protect people beyond our immediate kin. The book releases May 4, 2021, from Random House. Sentilles will share readings from the new book during this conversation with the Library’s executive director, Jenny Emery Davidson. Watch at www.livestream.com/comlib Sarah Sentilles is a writer, teacher, critical theorist, scholar of religion, and author of many books, including Draw Your Weapons, which won the 2018 PEN Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, Ms., Religion Dispatches, Oregon ArtsWatch, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. She’s had residencies at Hedgebrook and Yaddo. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Yale and master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard. She is the co-founder of the Alliance of Idaho, which works to protect the basic human rights of immigrants by engaging in education, outreach, and advocacy at local, state, and national levels.
The Community Library
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Brood” with Jackie Polzin @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join us for a conversation with Jackie Polzin, author of the new novel, “Brood.” Polzin is being hailed as an exquisite new literary voice–wryly funny, nakedly honest, beautifully observational, in the vein of Jenny Offill and Elizabeth Strout. Over the course of a single year, our nameless narrator heroically tries to keep her small brood of four chickens alive despite the seemingly endless challenges that caring for another creature entails. From the forty-below nights of a brutal Minnesota winter to a sweltering summer which brings a surprise tornado, she battles predators, bad luck, and the uncertainty of a future that may not look anything like the one she always imagined. Intimate and startlingly original, this slender novel is filled with wisdom, sorrow and joy. A stunning and brilliantly insightful meditation on life and longing. Polzin will be in conversation with Martha Williams, the Library’s programs and education manager. Jackie Polzin lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband and children. She is a graduate of the Boise State MFA program. Brood is her first novel.
The Community Library
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“The Inferno Lessons” Poetry Reading with Andy Kerstetter @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a virtual reading and conversation with local poet Andy Kerstetter about his new collection, “The Inferno Lessons,” published in 2020 by Kattywompus Press. The collection explores aging, illness, and our relationship with nature and our own bodies, among other themes. Watch the program and join the conversation at: https://livestream.com/comlib/inferno-lessons Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Andy Kerstetter moved to the Mountain West shortly after earning a degree in writing from Geneva College in 2010. He spent nearly a decade working as a journalist for newspapers and magazines, while always pursuing his love of poetry. His poems have appeared in several journals, and The Inferno Lessons is his first published collection. He has lived in Ketchum since 2015.
Field Daze, REINHEIMER RANCH East
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Children's Faire @ Field Daze, REINHEIMER RANCH East | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 pm
A fun-filled afternoon, for children and adults of all ages, with live entertainment, food trucks, mini farmer’s market, fiddlers, face painting, hula hooping, lassoing & so much more!!
The Community Library
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“A Christmas Carol in the Library” – A Staged Reading @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
It’s after hours in the library on Christmas Eve, with only the cheerful Miss Trilling and the grumpy Mr. Heaps left to shelve the final books and turn out the lights. The two librarians find themselves immersed in retelling Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Aided only by the usual trappings of a library, Miss Trilling and Mr. Heaps take on more than thirty characters and bring the classic tale of miserliness and redemptive generosity to life inside our very own Community Library. Join The Community Library for this staged reading, which celebrates the power and wonder of imaginative reading together. Directed by David Janeski and read by Aly Wepplo and Matthew Gorby. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. The staged reading runs for approximately 60 minutes. Two performances: Friday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. Space is limited, so register at www.comlib.org to join us. Proof of vaccination is required to attend in person at the Library, and both performances will also be live streamed on the Library’s Vimeo.
Community Campus Theater
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm
GREETINGS! - a Live Holiday Reading @ Community Campus Theater | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
In The Liberty Theatre Company’s first fully produced live reading, Andy Gorski brings his Jewish atheist fiancé to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, and his worst fears about family blow-ups are realized. But when his intellectually disabled younger brother Mickey, who’s entire vocabulary has been limited to “oh boy” and “wow”, suddenly spouts the word “Greetings!” the entire family’s belief system is turned upside down. Written by Tom Dudzick and Directed by Tess Makena, this in-person performance mixes large-scale production elements with the intimate style of a professional reading – resulting in a spectacular, thought-provoking, and hilarious holiday experience made to enchant anyone from anywhere.
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Liberty Theatre Company presents - The New Year Play Reading Series @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
New Year, new works! Kick off 2022 with three original plays by Sun Valley playwright Deb Laufer. Starting with the romantic comedy Fortune on 2/3, followed by the heartwarming tale of Be Here Now on 2/7, and ending with the madcap farce Out of Sterno on 2/8. Join us for this reading series and celebrate the talents of the valley’s very own incredible artists! This is a free event taking place at The Argyros Performing Arts Center on 2/3, 2/7, and 2/8 at 7pm. Visit LibertyTheatreCompany.org to discover more events coming in 2022!
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Liberty Theatre Company presents - The New Year Play Reading Series @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
New Year, new works! Kick off 2022 with three original plays by Sun Valley playwright Deb Laufer. Starting with the romantic comedy Fortune on 2/3, followed by the heartwarming tale of Be Here Now on 2/7, and ending with the madcap farce Out of Sterno on 2/8. Join us for this reading series and celebrate the talents of the valley’s very own incredible artists! This is a free event taking place at The Argyros Performing Arts Center on 2/3, 2/7, and 2/8 at 7pm. Visit LibertyTheatreCompany.org to discover more events coming in 2022!
Argyros Performing Arts Center
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Liberty Theatre Company presents - The New Year Play Reading Series @ Argyros Performing Arts Center | Hailey | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
New Year, new works! Kick off 2022 with three original plays by Sun Valley playwright Deb Laufer. Starting with the romantic comedy Fortune on 2/3, followed by the heartwarming tale of Be Here Now on 2/7, and ending with the madcap farce Out of Sterno on 2/8. Join us for this reading series and celebrate the talents of the valley’s very own incredible artists! This is a free event taking place at The Argyros Performing Arts Center on 2/3, 2/7, and 2/8 at 7pm. Visit LibertyTheatreCompany.org to discover more events coming in 2022!
"Don't Say We Didn't Warn You" with Writer-In-Residence Ariel Delgado Dixon @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Hemingway Writer-In-Residence Ariel Delgado Dixon joins us to discuss her debut novel, “Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You.” Dixon will be joined by Mary Pauline Lowry, a 2020 resident with The Community Library and the Boise-based author of “The Roxy Letters.” Two sisters unite to survive a traumatic upbringing—from absentee parents to a wilderness camp for troubled teens—in this “relentless and spooky” (Joy Williams) debut from an essential new voice. ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Good Housekeeping, Autostraddle, The Millions “When the Juvenile Transportation Services come for you in the night in a preordained kidnapping, complete with an unmarked van and husky guardsmen you can’t outmatch, you have been sold for a promise.” A young woman thinks she has escaped her past only to discover that she’s been hovering on its edges all along: She and her younger sister bide their time in a dilapidated warehouse in a desolate town north of New York City; their parents settled there with dreams of starting an art commune. But after the girls’ father vanishes, all traces of stability disappear for the family, and the girls retreat into strange worlds of their own mythmaking and isolation. As the sisters both try ...
Hailey Public Library/Town Center West
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm
Julie Weston Reads from New Book @ Hailey Public Library/Town Center West | Hailey | Idaho | United States
5:30 pm
The Hailey Public Library will host popular local writer Julie Weston reading from Miners’ Moon, the fourth book in her Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery series, on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 5:30 PM. Weston’s stories are straight out of 1920s Idaho and feature Burns, a crime photographer, and Moonshine, her black Lab. In person at Hailey Town Center West.
The Community Library
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Poetry Reading with Diane Raptosh @ The Community Library
5:00 pm
Diane Raptosh’s “Hand Signs from Eternity’s Yurt” explores civic unease in a series of 22 American sonnets—unrhymed 14-lined poems. Characterized by a sense of informed resistance and revolutionary compassion, the poems seek a “conscious recoupling of feeling / with thought” in the hopes that empathy might birth a new strain of democracy. Join us as Raptosh discusses the joys of reading and writing poetry and the role of the imagination in an imperiled democracy. She will discuss poetry as one of our most underused resources for reimagining self and society. She’ll share some of her most recent work with us and will invite your questions. A book signing will follow. This event will be held outdoors on the Library’s Donaldson Robb Family Lawn on 4th Street. No registration is required. Bring your chair or blanket! (In case of inclement weather, the event will move indoors to the Lecture Hall.) Diane Raptosh’s :American Amnesiac” (Etruscan Press), was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award in poetry. A native Idahoan and the recipient of three fellowships in literature from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she served as the Boise Poet Laureate (2013) as well as the Idaho Writer-in-Residence (2013-2016). In 2018 ...
The Community Library
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Conversation with Martyna Majok, 2022 Sun Valley Playwrights' Resident @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Martyna Majok, the 2022 Sun Valley Playwrights’ Resident, will read the opening monologue from her Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Cost of Living,” and discuss her work and writing process. The play, on Broadway this fall, deftly challenges the typical perceptions of those living with disabilities and delves deep into the ways class, race, nationality, and wealth can create gulfs between people, even as they long for the ability to connect. A light reception will follow. Registration recommended. Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency (SVPR) is a non-profit artist retreat, commissioning program, and new play development lab based in Idaho. The mission of SVPR is to galvanize positive change within Wood River Valley’s community and beyond by giving visionary theatre artists of all backgrounds substantive time and space to focus on creating new work for the stage that produces conversations and learning opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally. Annually, SVPR provides one playwright a $10,000 commission, 13 months of individually-tailored development resources, and two months of retreat time in Ketchum, in partnership with The Community Library and The Argyros.

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