Exploring Ivan Doig: A Discussion Series
2019 Discussion Series Dates and Titles
As part of the series, MSU Library and Country Bookshelf held a community discussion series on Doig’s last four books. The discussions took place from 6- 7 p.m. at the Country Bookshelf, located at 28 W. Main St. in downtown Bozeman. The public was invited to attend any or all of the free discussions.
The full series included:
- June 24, 2019 Work Song (published 2010)
- July 29, 2019 The Bartender's Tale (2012)
- August 26, 2019 Sweet Thunder (2013)
- September 30, 2019 Last Bus to Wisdom (2015)
Ivan Doig was a writer of international acclaim who published 16 memoirs and novels between 1978 and 2015. His last four books were written after his diagnosis with multiple myeloma, the disease that took his life in April 2015 at age 75.
The discussion series was led by Jan Zauha, Humanities and Outreach Librarian at Montana State University, and focused on Doig’s novels written while he managed the disease. Doig’s medical journals and other supplemental materials from the MSU Library’s Ivan Doig Archive (http://ivandoig.montana.edu) were used to further understand the connections between Doig’s medical journey and his creative process.
Individuals interested in being placed on an email distribution list for future Doig discussion series are invited to contact Zauha at email@example.com.