Mountainfilm in Aspen, CO
Aug
23
7:00 pm19:00

Mountainfilm in Aspen, CO

Wheeler Opera House
320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO

Mountainfilm is on tour and they are taking "A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends" along with them. The film will be showing the opening night of the Mountain Summit, as part of the "Evening of Adventure" series. I will be in attendance as a special guest.

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Country Bookshelf Reading: Bozeman, MT
Aug
29
7:00 pm19:00

Country Bookshelf Reading: Bozeman, MT

Country Bookshelf
28 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT

Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends—tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world. This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.


Books & Beer: Livingston, MT
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Books & Beer: Livingston, MT

Katabatic Brewing
117 W. Park St., Livingston, MT

Join us for the release party of Awake in the World, a collection of stories, essays, and poems about wildlife, adventure, and the environment. Buy a book and get a free beer! I have an essay in this collection about my trip to the Hawaii national parks.

Riverfeet Press

Belgrade Montana Reading: Belgrade, MT
Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

Belgrade Montana Reading: Belgrade, MT

Belgrade Public Library
106 N. Broadway St., Belgrade, MT

Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends—tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world. This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

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TEDxTeen London 2017
Jun
24
9:00 am09:00

TEDxTeen London 2017

Indigo at the O2
Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX, UK

BOLD MOVES

WE ARE HERE TODAY, IN THIS MOMENT ON THIS PLANET, AS A RESULT OF DECISIONS THAT HUMANS HAVE MADE EVERY YEAR, MONTH, DAY, HOUR, MINUTE AND SECOND THAT HAVE COME BEFORE.

WE HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE CONNECTED, MORE INNOVATIVE, OR MORE RESOURCEFUL. WE HAVE ALSO NEVER FELT THE WEIGHT OF THE PRESENT AND FUTURE MORE THAN RIGHT NOW.

"THERE IS A CRACK IN EVERYTHING – THAT’S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN.” - LEONARD COHEN

OUR GENERATION IS THE LIGHT.

OUR PROBLEMS AND ISSUES DON’T DEFINE US. OUR BOLD MOVES DO.

Seattle House Show: Stories and Music
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Seattle House Show: Stories and Music

House Show
11557 Evanstson Ave. N., Seattle, WA

Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends—tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world. This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out. Interspersed music will be played/facilitated by local songsperson Alex Zarecki, featuring (at least) guest vocals from host Bethany B.

King's Books Reading: Tacoma, WA
Jun
17
2:00 pm14:00

King's Books Reading: Tacoma, WA

King's Books
218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends—tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world. This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Auntie's Bookstore Reading: Spokane, WA
Jun
14
7:00 pm19:00

Auntie's Bookstore Reading: Spokane, WA

Auntie's Bookstore
402 W. Main Ave., Spokane, WA

Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends—tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world. This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

The Well-Read Moose Reading: Coeur d'Alene, ID
Jun
12
6:00 pm18:00

The Well-Read Moose Reading: Coeur d'Alene, ID

The Well-Read Moose
2048 N. Main St., Coeur d'Alene, ID

Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends—tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world. This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Fact & Fiction Bookstore Reading: Missoula, MT
Jun
11
2:00 pm14:00

Fact & Fiction Bookstore Reading: Missoula, MT

Fact & Fiction Books
220 N. Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT

Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends—tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world. This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

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Lewistown Library Reading: Lewistown, MT
Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

Lewistown Library Reading: Lewistown, MT

Lewistown Public Library
701 W. Main St., Lewistown, MT

Come enjoy an evening of dark humor and shared community with Tyler Dunning as he tells tales from his new essay collection A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends—tales of hard loss, self-harm survival techniques, and finding restoration in our natural world. This will be a low-key event honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Book Release Party: Belgrade, MT
Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Book Release Party: Belgrade, MT

Re: Alignment
& The Spotted Horse Cafe
80 N. Broadway, Belgrade MT

Come enjoy a night of shared community to celebrate the release of Tyler Dunning’s latest essay collection, A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends. This will be a low-key night including food, drink, and live music, all to honor the ailing art of storytelling. We’d love to have you out.

Musicians to include Sadie Carroll and Isaac Carroll. 

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Film Screening: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
May
28
6:45 pm18:45

Film Screening: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

Michael D. Palm Theatre
Telluride, CO

A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends

Nate Henn was full of humor, generosity and spirit. He was so alive. But then, in 2010, a series of terror-related bombings devastated Kampala, Uganda, leaving 74 people dead, including Henn. The news was a devastating blow for his best friend Tyler Dunning, who plunged into darkness, grief, anger and self-medication. His only solace? Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, where the cliff faces, pine forests and wildlife softened his raw emotions. It was a failed attempt to climb Longs Peak that really changed him: The humbling experience sent him on a quest to visit all 59 U.S. national parks. From Glacier to Bryce, Saguaro to Kenai, the Everglades to Yellowstone, he roamed. And through the adventures that unfolded, he pieced his life back together. He started to let others in. And, finally, he was able to say goodbye.

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The Reading Frenzy: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
May
28
2:00 pm14:00

The Reading Frenzy: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

Madeline Hotel
568 Mountain Village Blvd., Telluride, CO 81435

Between the Covers Bookstore — Telluride’s beloved purveyor of books — moves up to Hotel Madeline Sunday afternoon for a celebration of Mountainfilm authors who will sign and sell their books. It’s a bookworm’s dream come true.

Featured authors will include: Conrad Anker, Jenni Lowe Anker, Christopher Arndt, James Balog, Fred Beckey, Anna Brones, Anne Charnock, Craig Childs, Roger Cohen, Lynne Cox, Kelly Cordes, Tyler Dunning, Derek Eland, Scott Fitzgerald, Paul Hawken, Hal Herring, Ginny Hicks, Tim Laman, Brendan Leonard, Luke Mehall, Tom Peters, Rebecca Rusch, Jason Russell, Auden Schendler, Tom Shadyac, Barry Shaffer, Ben Sollee (selling CDs), Erik Weihenmayer, Florence Williams.

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Coffee Talk: Can Nature Heal
May
28
8:00 am08:00

Coffee Talk: Can Nature Heal

Ah Haa West
300 S. Townsend St., Telluride, CO 81435

Author Florence Williams traveled the world to research claims that nature is salubrious for her book The Nature Fix. Film subject Tyler Dunning (A Field Guide To Losing Your Friends) experienced nature’s healing firsthand when visiting every national park helped him recover from the loss of his best friend. And Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of Wild, found solace from grief when she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. They will discuss the hard and soft evidence of nature’s healing powers.

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Film Screening: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
May
26
8:45 pm20:45

Film Screening: Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

Base Camp Outdoor Theatre
Telluride, CO

A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends

Nate Henn was full of humor, generosity and spirit. He was so alive. But then, in 2010, a series of terror-related bombings devastated Kampala, Uganda, leaving 74 people dead, including Henn. The news was a devastating blow for his best friend Tyler Dunning, who plunged into darkness, grief, anger and self-medication. His only solace? Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, where the cliff faces, pine forests and wildlife softened his raw emotions. It was a failed attempt to climb Longs Peak that really changed him: The humbling experience sent him on a quest to visit all 59 U.S. national parks. From Glacier to Bryce, Saguaro to Kenai, the Everglades to Yellowstone, he roamed. And through the adventures that unfolded, he pieced his life back together. He started to let others in. And, finally, he was able to say goodbye.

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The Early Magic Mystery Tour: Madrid, Spain
Jan
15
7:00 pm19:00

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: Madrid, Spain

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Tom HymnBrian MulderDJ ViernesJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: Barcelona, Spain
Jan
13
6:00 pm18:00

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: Barcelona, Spain

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Tom HymnBrian MulderDJ ViernesJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: Turin, Italy
Jan
11
7:00 pm19:00

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: Turin, Italy

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Tom HymnBrian MulderDJ ViernesJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: Zurich, Switzerland
Jan
9
7:00 pm19:00

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: Zurich, Switzerland

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Tom HymnBrian MulderDJ ViernesJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: London, England
Jan
6
7:00 pm19:00

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: London, England

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Tom HymnBrian MulderDJ ViernesJeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: Brighton, England
Jan
5
7:00 pm19:00

The Early Magic Mystery Tour: Brighton, England

Come enjoy a night of communal gathering as Tom Hymn, Brian Mulder, DJ Viernes, Jeffrey Niemeier, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a low-key night of honoring the ailing art of storytelling and we'd love to have you out.

Special guests to perform as well!

As this is a private house show, message me if you are interested in attending: tylerdunning@gmail.com

Incus Nights
Dec
6
7:00 pm19:00

Incus Nights

Thunderhead Writers' Collective: 111 South Grand Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715

http://www.thunderheadwriterscollective.com/incus-nights/

 

INCUS NIGHT is next week. Please join us for the power and pleasure of storytelling. Five local writers will read from original work.

December 6th at 7pm (Tuesday)

The Weaver Room in The Emerson

It’ll be $5 at the door.

*This money goes to support future scholarships and other writing programs at Thunderhead.

Dead Horses by Janis Barrett

Somewhere Come Nightfall by Tyler Dunning

Trout Tears by Elise Atchison

The Try-Out by Rachel Stevens

Part of My Place by Tiffany Ranalli

American Prairie Reserve 2016 Transect
Sep
10
Sep 14

American Prairie Reserve 2016 Transect

I've been honored with the opportunity to act as one of the American Prairie Reserve's 2016 Transect experts, in which I'll participate in the multi-day exploration of the Reserve property, leading discussions on public access, land management, and other conservation-related topics.

Find more information here.

REI Lecture: Stories from the National Parks
Aug
11
6:30 pm18:30

REI Lecture: Stories from the National Parks

REI Bozeman: 2220 Tschache Street, Bozeman, MT 59718

https://www.rei.com/events/find-your-park-stories-from-the-national-parks/bozeman/152258

During this presentation Tyler will share stories from his adventures, ranging from hiking the Grand Canyon at midnight using only the vibrant light of the circling supermoon to coming upon a dead human body while summiting Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Many of these stories will derive from Tyler's memoir-in-progress How We Reach for the Sun: A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends.

FireFlies I Desert Coast Tour 2016 (San Diego)
May
15
7:00 pm19:00

FireFlies I Desert Coast Tour 2016 (San Diego)

Come enjoy a night of art and oration as Raf Deza, Heather Nation, and Tyler Dunning share their crafts of song and prose—of music matched with the spoken narrative. This will be a night honoring the ailing art of storytelling, through shared community, and we'd love to have you out.

Stories, Prose and Poetry by Tyler Dunning
www.tylerdunning.com

Live Music by Raf Deza and The Avenue
www.rafdeza.com

and Heather Nation
www.heathernation.com

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FREE with a suggested donation of five to ten dollars.
Proceeds will help offset the cost of travel for these artists.

Also, as fair warning, the content might not be suitable for children (Tyler has some weird short stories).

Chad Clendinen and Tyler Dunning will also be premiering their new short film at this event, A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends.

Feel free to BYOB or snacks to enjoy alongside the music + stories.

If you're interested in attending, please email me for more information: tylerdunning@gmail.com

FireFlies I Desert Coast Tour 2016 (Downtown LA)
May
14
8:00 pm20:00

FireFlies I Desert Coast Tour 2016 (Downtown LA)

An intimate narrative experience and community gathering inspired by the age old tradition of gathering around a fire sharing good company, spirits, songs, stories and stirrings from travelers and the road.

Hosted by ELM whose work supports enhancing the human experience, through education, resources and tools that support emotional health, well-being and traversing the road of life ahead.

Live Music by Raf Deza and The Avenue
www.rafdeza.com

Stories, Prose and Poetry by Tyler Dunning
www.tylerdunning.com

Special Thank You to ELM our lovely hosts for the evening
www.elmexperience.com

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FREE with a suggested donation of five to ten dollars.
Proceeds will help offset the cost of travel for these artists.

Also, as fair warning, the content might not be suitable for children (Tyler has some weird short stories).

If you're interested in attending, please email me for more information: tylerdunning@gmail.com

 

Cottonwood Conversations: "I Was Pushed"
May
4
7:30 pm19:30

Cottonwood Conversations: "I Was Pushed"

213 S. Wallace basement of Gallatin Valley Seed Company

Come hear me share a piece alongside some of Bozeman's best storytellers!

 

More Info from the Cottonwood Club:

For our second installment of our Storytelling Series, we're going with the Theme "I Was Pushed". 

We here at the Cottonwood Club love stories.
We love reading them, hearing them, and telling them.
Stories help to mold our perspective, giving us a new view of the world and the way in which others navigate it, changing our lives for the better. 
If you're a fan of The Moth or RISK! or Mortified, then we think you'll love this.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR PRESENTERS!

We're looking for presenters to tell stories with their own interpretation of the theme. 
Presenters have about 10 mins. to present their tale. 
If you'd like to present, please let us know by either messaging from our page or email us at thecottonwoodclub@gmail.com.

Admission is $5 suggested donation.
Libations available.

Doors open at 7:30pm.

REI Lecture: Important Figures in National Park History
Apr
21
6:30 pm18:30

REI Lecture: Important Figures in National Park History

REI Bozeman: 2220 Tschache Street, Bozeman, MT 59718

http://www.rei.com/events/important-figures-in-national-park-history/bozeman/138657

With the National Park Centennial close at hand it's important to look back and recognize some of the prominent figures that made "America's best idea" possible. This lecture by writer and national park enthusiast Tyler Dunning will include discussions of Abraham Lincoln, John Muir, Ulysses Grant, George Bird Grinnell, John Lacey, Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, Stephen Mathers, Horace Albright, Woodrow Wilson, Virginia McClurg, Jimmy Carter, plus many more. The lecture will also discuss how these early forms of advocacy can be applied to modern ecological plights and how, by recognizing our legacy of preservation, we can help foster this country's youth into future stewards of public lands.

REI Lecture: National Park Concerns of the 21st Century
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

REI Lecture: National Park Concerns of the 21st Century

REI Bozeman: 2220 Tschache Street, Bozeman, MT 59718

http://www.rei.com/events/national-park-concerns-of-the-21st-century/bozeman/137947

The 100th centennial of the National Park Service is a time to reflect on the environmental challenges facing our parks, including climate change and the impacts resulting from increased visitation. From the onset of the creation of the National Park Service, it has been challenged with the unique task of properly preserving and protecting our public lands while simultaneously offering recreational usage and remaining relevant in tax payers' eyes. Entering the 21st Century, however, Park Service administration is now facing unprecedented circumstances threatening our protected lands, such as climate change, increased air pollution, and the spread of invasive species. During this lecture by Tyler Dunning we will discuss such issues, discuss what can be done to help, and postulate various theories regarding the future of the National Park Service.