Coffee With Ivan

Dates: December 3, 2020 - January 28, 2021

Meets: Meet Four Thurs. from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (See Sessions Tab)

Location: Online Presentation

Wonderlust Member: $50.00
MSU Retiree: $50.00
Friends of MSU Library: $50.00

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Jan Zauha, humanities and outreach librarian at the MSU Library, will lead an exploration of Ivan Doig's life and legacy. This special 'Snowmester' course will focus on two of Doig's most popular works, This House of Sky and The Bartender's Tale, will be equal parts biography and book discussion. Using items from the Ivan Doig Archive housed in the MSU Library's Archives and Special Collections, Zauha will share unpublished documents, letters, photos and sounds to provide attendees with an insider's look at Doig's life and writing process.

Doig, who grew up in White Sulphur Springs and Dupuyer, Montana, was a writer of international acclaim who published 16 volumes of fiction and non-fiction. Although Doig lived in Seattle for many years, the lives of his characters often shared Doig's Big Sky roots. Doig died in 2015 at the age of 75. In his obituary, the New York Times wrote that Doig "created a body of work that helped shape our understanding of rural working-class life in the postwar American West."

Participants are encouraged to read This House of Sky (December) and The Bartender's Tale (January) so they can participate in these online "show and tell" discussions. However, no knowledge of Doig or his works is required.

Friends of MSU Library, the MSU Retiree Association and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at MSU are partnering to present "Coffee with Ivan." This Snowmester course is expected to fill quickly.

Fee:   $50.00

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Fee Breakdown

Wonderlust Member$ 50.00
MSU Retiree$ 50.00
Friends of MSU Library$ 50.00

Online Presentation

This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Jan Zauha

Jan Zauha has been a faculty member at MSU since 1995. Her current work focuses on archives, outreach and promoting the humanities. Her research interests include Ivan Doig, recreational reading collections in academic libraries, and outreach planning and programming in archives and libraries.

She is the recipient of an Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Pacific Northwest Library Association, a Bozeman Public Library Cornerstone Award winner and was named a Humanities Hero by Humanities Montana.
Date Day Time Location
12/03/2020Thursday10 AM to 11:30 AM Online Presentation
12/17/2020Thursday10 AM to 11:30 AM Online Presentation
01/14/2021Thursday10 AM to 11:30 AM Online Presentation
01/28/2021Thursday10 AM to 11:30 AM Online Presentation

For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.


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