For 2024, Storyfort at Treefort Music Fest is bringing in new names and familiar faces in the literary world for deep discussions, cozy readings, and interesting panels.
As the anticipation for Treefort Music Fest 2024 reaches its peak, we can’t help but marvel at the stellar lineup that Storyfort has curated, bringing together a diverse array of literary talents. Prepare to be captivated by the rich narratives and unique perspectives these authors bring to Storyfort. Find a packed schedule on Wednesday and Thursday, plus a handful of events on Friday and Saturday, 3/20-3/23 — designed so you can enjoy loads of music on the lineup!
ALL events are free and open to the public (no wristband required, but we highly recommend getting a 5-day pass). Note that some events may be inside a venue that is 21+ or have content that is not suitable for young children.
We are thrilled to welcome some of the most influential emerging female voices in the country!
KIMBERLY KING PARSONS + ALLIE ROWBOTTOM + MEGAN NOLAN + BUD SMITH + BRIAN ALLEN CARR + BEN FAMA + HALLE HILL + JON LINDSEY + JUSTIN MARTELL + KEVIN MALONEY + SHY WATSON + CASH COMPSON + TAYLOR LEWANDOWSKI + NATHAN DRAGON + FOREVER MAGAZINE + CAR CRASH COLLECTIVE + CHRISTOPH PAUL + BRIDGET QUINN + HARRIS LAHTI + JILLIAN LUFT + MORE!
We are also excited to bring together Forever Magazine, a print project that began as a reading series, and Car Crash Collective, a late night reading series in LA, for a two-part reading event during the festival: This Is The Place, Volume II. Join us Thursday March 21 and Friday March 22 from 6-8pm at Ocho’s for a two night reading event of lightning fast fiction from the best young voices in American Fiction.
You can find books from Storyfort 2024 authors featured at Rediscovered Books (180 N 8th St, Downtown Boise) during the month of March!
Meet the Storyfort 2024 artists:
Kimberly King Parsons is the author of the forthcoming novel WE WERE THE UNIVERSE and the short story collection BLACK LIGHT, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and the Story Prize. A recipient of fellowships from Yaddo and Columbia University, Parsons won the 2020 National Magazine Award for Foxes, a story published in The Paris Review. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner and children.
(Los Angeles, California)
Allie Rowbottom is the author of the novel AESTHETICA, named a best book of 2022 by Glamour Magazine, NPR and Vanity Fair. Allie’s memoir, JELL-O GIRLS, was a 2018 New York Times Editors’ Choice selection. Her essays and short fiction can be found in Vanity Fair, Elle, The London Times, The New York Times and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston and lives in LA.
(New York, New York)
Megan Nolan is an Irish novelist based in London and New York. Her best-selling debut novel Acts of Desperation was published in 2021 and was the recipient of a Betty Trask Award and nominated for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her second novel Ordinary Human Failings was published in 2023 and is nominated for the Nero Book Awards and the Gordon Burn Prize. Her work has been translated into thirteen languages.
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Halle Hill is from East Tennessee and lives in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Her short stories have been translated into French and published in Joyland, New Limestone Review and The Oxford American, among others. Her debut collection, GOOD WOMEN published with Hub City Press in 2023 and was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, O Magazine, Electric Literature, and Southwest Review.
(New York, New York)
Forever Magazine is a print project that began as a reading series at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Forever was named one of 5 up and coming literary projects by New York Magazine and has been written up in The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Interview Magazine, Airmail, Nylon, and dozens of other outlets. We’ve published the likes of Eileen Myles, Emma Cline, Ryan Trecartin, Sheila Heti and Jon Rafman to name a few. Our next issue is themed “Relics” is forthcoming in February 2024, distributed here and internationally with Antennae. The magazine is edited by Madeline Cash and Anika Jade Levy with Creative Direction from Nat Ruiz.
(Los Angeles, California)
Car Crash Collective is a late night reading series hosted by Brittany Menjivar and Erin Satterthwaite. In 2021, Brittany Menjivar was hit by two semi trucks in a car accident that left her inches from death. The first time she ever hung out with Erin, she told her this story… and minutes later, she found herself in a less dramatic accident involving an Uber driver and a Hollywood intersection. Forever bonded by their trauma—and, of course, their love of literature and writing—they founded Car Crash Collective, a late night reading series that takes place every month, typically in Los Angeles. Since its inception in July 2023, Car Crash Collective has featured a host of both legendary and up-and-coming writers, including Richard Hell, Sean Thor Conroe, Jack Skelley, Kim Rosenfield, Peter Vack, Matthew Donovan, Annie Hamilton, Erin Taylor, Chris Molnar, and Caitlin Forst. Readings are often followed by DJ sets, dancing, and mingling. Check out Erin’s writing in Forever Mag and Swap Spit, and look for Brittany’s upcoming collection Parasocialite in March 2024.
Storyfort’s second annual Eco Jam is where twelve of Idaho’s premiere nonprofits and environmental groups share their missions and have a little fun while doing it. Get to the Idaho State Museum early for this one, it’ll fill up fast!
Presenters include: Wormhole, Neighborhood Sprouts, Dan Noakes, Global Gardens, Idaho Conservation League, Bogus Basin, One Stone, Boise State University, Sierra Club’s Idaho Climate Justice League, Drawdown Boise, The Idaho Trails Association, and the Youth Climate Action Council.