Award-winning Author Comes Home to Celebrate New Novel

Award-winning Author Comes Home to Celebrate New Novel

On Thursday evening, Dec. 17, Great Falls resident Laura Elliott will discuss her newest book, “DaVinci’s Tiger,” and describe the intricate process of researching and writing the book.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate Laura’s wonderful new work, and to celebrate it right here in her own, beautiful backyard of Great Falls,” says Kristin Clark Taylor, founder and facilitator of the Great Falls Writer’s Group (GFWG). “Because her book touches deeply on both literary and artistic themes, we’re hoping that this event will bring writers and visual artists together under one roof. It gives us a chance to highlight the happy fact that, artistically, Great Falls is vibrant, visible and very much alive – creative convergence at its best!”

Robin Kent, President of Great Falls Studios, agrees: “We are especially excited about the opportunity for our members and the community of Great Falls to participate in an event that brings together two major creative media – writing and the visual arts,” he says.

The event organizers also hope to widen their embrace by welcoming not just the artists, but the entire Great Falls community.

Says Daniela Dixon, manager of the Great Falls Library, a co-partner in the event, “We have known this Great Falls author a long time and have followed her writing with interest. Our library system carries all of her novels – wonderful historical fiction written for a young audience. We are looking forward to partnering with GFWG to bring this exciting event to the Great Falls community.”

Elliott will discuss her work, perform a brief reading and engage in audience Q & A. She’ll also be on-hand to sign her books. Seating is open; an early arrival is recommended.

“The doors to this event will be open to the entire community,” says Taylor. “Sure, we hope the artistic community will come out in force, but we’re also eager for the community at large to help us celebrate our local literary hero.”

  • Laura Elliott, author of the new novel, “DaVinci’s Tiger,” will participate in discussion, reading and book signing on Thursday, Dec. 17. Reception (optional) begins at 6:30 p.m. Discussion begins promptly at 7:30 at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike. Open seating; event is free. Early arrival is recommended.