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“Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.” 

Wendell Berry










6/1/17: Pleased to be reading on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for One Fine Page: An Evening with Park County Authors at the Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Livingston, MT.


2/21/17: Pleased to be reading on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, MT.


1/19/17: Thrilled to be reading at the book release party for Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Greater Yellowstone, Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. at Elk River Books, Livingston, MT.


12/06/16: Pleased to be reading at the Thunderhead Writers’ Collective Incus Night, Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson Cultural Center’s Weaver Room, Bozeman, MT.













RADIO: “Still Wild,” a short piece on wilderness, paired with a David Quammen excerpt, featured on Reflections West Radio.













VIDEO: Elise Atchison reading from short story “Ancient Aquifers” at the Elk River Books Reader book release party.





















UNEARTHING PARADISE: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise, Elk River Books Press, forthcoming 2016. Edited by Marc Beaudin, Seabring Davis, and Max Hjorstberg, with a foreword by Terry Tempest Williams. Proceeds support protection of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Includes short story “Trout Tears” by Elise Atchison.


Writers include: Martha Adkins, Bryce Andrews, Elise Atchison, Rick Bass, Marc Beaudin, Frank Carter, Dave Caserio, John Clayton, Michael Earl Craig, Seabring Davis, Edwin Dobb, Charlotte McGuinn Freeman, Amanda Fortini, Tami Haaland, Jim Harrison, Max Hjortsberg, William “Gatz” Hjortsberg, John Holt, Greg Keeler, Alan Kesselheim, Joan Kresich, Ken McCullough, Brant Oswald, Doug Peacock, Ilona Popper, Bernard Quetchenbach, Shann Ray, Myers, Reece, Russell Rowland, Toby Thompson, Richard Wheeler, Todd Wilkinson, Terry Tempest Williams, 













ARTIST’S FIELD GUIDE TO THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE, Katie Holsinger Ed., forthcoming Spring, 2017. Includes “Land of the Lynx” by Elise Atchison, paired with artwork by Carrie Wild.


Writers include:
Elise Atchison, Rick Bass, Todd Burritt, Tom Campbell, Lyn Dalebout, Matt Daly, Joanne Dornan, Gary Ferguson, Geneen Marie Haugen, Susan Marsh, Craig Mathews, Arthur Middleton, Doug Peacock, Karen Reinhart, Kelsey K. Sather, Gail Small, Jack Turner, Rebecca Watters, Tina Welling, Marylee White, Connie Wieneke, Todd Wilkinson, Terry Tempest Williams.


Artists include:
Kalon Baughan, Tamara Callens, Meredith Campbell, Sue Cedarholm, Derek DeYoung, Loretta, Domaszewski, Katy Ann Fox, Dwayne Harty, Laney Hicks, DG House, Will Hunter, Sarah Kariko, Jenni Lowe-Anker, Mimi Matsuda, James Prosek, Robert Schlenker, Tucker Smith, Kay Stratman, Kara Tripp, Shannon Troxler, Kathryn Turner, Carrie Wild, Monte Yellow Bird Sr.

















AN ELK RIVER BOOKS READER: Livingston and Billings Area Writers, Allen Morris Jones, Ed., Bangtail Press, May, 2014. Includes short story “Ancient Aquifers” by Elise Atchison.


Writers include: Elise Atchison, Marc Beaudin, Peter Bowen, Stephen Byler, Tim Cahill, John Clayton, Michael Earl Craig, Seabring Davis, Gary Ferguson, Amanda Fortini, Thomas Goltz, Tom Groneberg, Tami Haaland, Jim Harrison, Max Hjortsberg, William Hjortsberg, John Holt, Ed Kemmick, Walter Kirn, Craig Lancaster, Ralph Langer, Ken McCullough, Thomas McGuane, Scott McMillion, Thomas McNamee, Andrea Peacock, Doug Peacock, Shann Ray, Elwood Reid, Russell Rowland, John Taliaferro, E. Donnall Thomas, Jr., Toby Thompson, Maryanne Vollers, Callan Wink.