HUmanities montana speaker's bureau

Humanities Montana's Speakers Bureau offers over 100 programs on topics like history, Native American culture, literature, and public affairs. Through HMT, Audra is available to your institution, group, or club to present her 90-minute lecture, "The Enduring Book: Evolution of an Elegant Technology." Please email or call to check availability, and then visit the HMT website for the program application form.


Program Description

Books are elegant and ubiquitous pieces of technology that have been refined over hundreds of years. Audra Loyal of The Vespiary Book Restoration & Bindery leads audiences through the evolution of the book as object, its importance as a means of communication, the differences between physical and digital reading, and the proliferation of book-arts in the modern era. A slide show and brief Q&A accompanies the lecture.


Shakespeare Folger Library First Folio tour

The Folger Shakespeare Library in conjunction with ALA is sending the First Folio to all 50 states, with a stay from May 9th - 31st here in Missoula. On May 25th, Audra will be participating in a MOLLI symposium about the history of the folios entitled: Blockbuster Book for the Ages: A Panel Discussion of Shakespeare's Folio. Check out the MOLLI website for more details.



Schedule a Private or Off-site Class

If you can't make it to Missoula for a class, or if you would like your own private event, Audra is available for classes off-site, or at your behest. Please contact her for details.

One-on-One Classes

Perhaps you would like some one-on-one instruction, or have a specific project you'd like assistance with. Rates are $60/hour for a private consult. Contact Audra for scheduling.