Calendar of Events

Past Events

September 30 – October 2, 2022 / Kalispell, MT
Meet the Author and keynote speaker Susan Purvis with fellows presenters at the 32nd Annual Flathead River Writers Conference sponsored by Authors of the Flathead. 


August 2021 / Crystal Falls, MI
Meet the Author Susan Purvis at Speakers Event- She presents: “What it means to find purpose and passion and fulfill a promise.” Zoom Call from U.P. Publishers & Authors Association (UPPAA).


September 2020 / Bigfork, MT
Award-winning Flathead, Montana authors host, and outdoor book event with author Susan Purvis. What does a grizzly mauling in Glacier Park, strong women heroes, and a rebellious black Lab have in common? Reading, discussion, and book signing.


February 2019 / Missoula, MT
Keynote speaker at Fact and Fiction Books. Book signing to follow.


September 2019 / Kalispell. MT
Conference speaker at Flathead River Writers Conference Susan presents two talks:  Author Alliance: Agent & Publisher Pact for Success and Promotion: The Secret Weapon is You.


September 2019 / Denver, CO
Susan discusses her journey with a brilliant PowerPoint presentation from around the world. Tattered Cover Book Store. Paperback book launch. Click here for event details. 


September 2019 / Missoula, MT
“Memoir with a Mission.”  Join Susan on the stage with author of Downriver, Heather Hansman at the Montana Book Festival. Click here for event details.  


October 2019 / Boulder, CO
Susan Purvis presents her memoir and search and rescue career in a thrilling PowerPoint Presentation packed with amazing photos. Book signing to follow. Boulder Book Store.


October 2019 / Marquette, MI
Local legend, Susan Purvis takes the main stage to discuss: “What is it that our canine partners have to teach us?” Keynote Speaker at Fresh Coast Film Festival. Click here for event details. 


2018 May / New York City, NY
Susan speaks on women’s memoir panel: “The Art of Memoir,” at Library Journal Day of Dialog. Book Expo America Event. Click here for event details. 


May-June 2018 / New York City, NY
Susan debuts her advanced reading copy, Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost—And Myself at Book Expo America, the biggest annual convention of book publishers, booksellers, distributors, librarians, and authors in North America. There will be book signing and giveaways. Visit their website for more information. 


October 2018 / Tacoma, WA
Susan will be speaking on a panel called:  “AUTHORS ON THE MAP” lunch. AOM features newer NW authors who have written potential breakout books.  Susan will be signing her book which you may purchase in advance or at the event. Visit Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) Tradeshow for more information.


Fall 2018 / Denver, CO
The Author Appearance presents Susan Purvis and her publisher, Blackstone Publishing at Books and Brews event. Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association.

Fall 2018 / Whitefish, MT
Susan takes the stage with Whitefish Review editor, Brain Schott, and poet Keith Liggett as she discusses her memoir at this launch party. Susan will be signing books which you may buy in advance or at the event.


Fall, 2018. Banff, British Columbia, Canada
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival kicks off with a women’s panel: “Out of Bounds: Women Writing the Wilderness,” with authors Jan Redford, Kate Harris, Sue Purvis, Angie Abdou, and Bernadette McDonald, all amazing explorers of wild places and inner landscapes.

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