Local Authors in Conversation - Random Acts of Silliness

Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 12:00pm

Country Bookshelf Presents Random Acts of Silliness! Join us for an in-person event with the creators of Bumblewood Thicket for a glimpse into the magic of the Fairy Village Saturday, Sept 23rd at noon. The image also showcases the Random Acts of Silliness logo which is their name with a whimsical cartoon monster dancing in a field of polka dots. The cover for Bumblewood Thicket 2023 is an animated forest scene with golden light shining.

Reserve your FREE ticket for this magical event today! 

On Saturday, September 23rd at noon, join the creators of the Bumblewood Thicket Fairy Village - as well as a few of the fairy village “architects” and the photography team for a glimpse into the magic on! Presenters will read some passages  from the Bumblewood Thicket book and talk a bit about the collaborative process for creating the fantastical stories and images that accompany each structure in the village. Spoiler - it’s a *mostly* delightful process that involves  a lot of serious fairy research and speculation, as well as occasionally heated debates about confounding questions such as: why do fairies need stairs and ladders, what type of cooking utensils to fairies actually use, and can child fairies fly?

2023 marks the 4th year of Bozeman’s annual fairy village, now a beloved local tradition. Bumblewood Thicket has been voted best art installation and best annual event in Bozeman. Last year it brought delight to over 15,000 visitors of all ages during the three weeks it was visible to human eyes.

In 2022 the folks at Random Acts of Silliness decided to create a commemorative book for the village each year, as a way to capture the tremendous magic created by each artist, and the fun narrative built around the village and its inhabitants.

The village features structures created by talented southwest Montana artists, with stories created in a collaboration between the artists and Random Acts of Silliness. The structures are beautifully captured by Doug Loneman of Loneman Photography on the eve of installation so that the book can be ready for sale to eager visitors.

In addition to serving as a reminder of the fairy village experience, the book also raises funds for non profit Random Acts of Silliness so they can continue to produce this treasured community event.

Please contact events@countrybookshelf.com with any accessibility concerns about the event on September 23rd. Questions about accessibility for the Fairy Village at Glen Lake Rotary Park should be sent to hello@randomactsofsiillsiness.com.

Event address: 
Country Bookshelf
28 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715