Reading from Can’t Stand Still at This House of Books, Billings, Montana, October 25, 2019


September 19, “A Black Woman’s West: A Tribute to Rose B. Gordon.” Monday, September 19, Montana State University, Bozeman, American Indian Hall, classroom 166, at 6:00 pm.

September 16, Montana Book Festival, Missoula, 11:00 am.

The Old West We Fail To Talk About

There are many individual contributions to our conception of the history of the Mountain West have been forgotten or replaced with white or nativist narratives. We bring together an author who has put together a thoughtful history of one black woman’s civic contribution and an author who has compiled a complete and compelling family history where Montana is only one part of it.

Cooper Room B, Missoula Public Library

Authors involved:

Michael K. Johnson is an author and professor whose latest book is A Black Woman’s West

Christy Leskovar is an author and former engineer whose latest book is East of the East Side


Get Out and the History of African Americans in Horror Films.” Invited Speaker. New Commons Project. University of Maine-Farmington. November 2021.


June 24

“The Speculative Wests of Rebecca Roanhorse” (presentation)

Science Fiction Research Association Conference

September 27

“Taylor Gordon and the Archive of the African American West” (presentation)

Western Literature Association Conference

Talks on Taylor Gordon and Can’t Stand Still:

October 21, Missoula, University of Montana

October 22, Bozeman, 4:30 pm, Montana State University

October 23, Dillon, 7:30 pm, Montana Western

October 24, Helena, 6:30 pm, Montana Historical Society Museum

October 25, Billings, 2:10 pm, Rocky Mountain College

October 25, Billings, 5:30, pm This House of Books

October 29, White Sulphur Springs, 7:00 pm, White Sulphur Springs Public Library

November 7

“Resistance in Afrofuturist Rap Narratives” (presentation)

Art(ist)s in Resistance Conference

Université du Mans