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An Evening with Kathleen McLaughlin

Elk River Arts & Lectures is hosting a free public lecture by journalist Kathleen

McLaughlin on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at Elk River Books (122 S. 2nd St. in

Livingston). The event is free and open to the public.

Kathleen McLaughlin is an award-winning journalist who reports and writes about the

consequences of economic inequality around the world. A frequent contributor to The

Washington Post and The Guardian , McLaughlin’s reporting has also appeared in The

New York Times, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Economist, NPR , and more. She is a

former Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT and has won multiple awards for her

reporting on labor issues around the globe.

McLaughlin’s first book, Blood Money: The Story of Life, Death, and Profit Inside

America’s Blood Industry, is a “haunting” (Anne Helen Petersen, author of Can’t Even )

and deeply personal investigation of an underground for-profit medical industry and the

American underclass it drains for blood and profit. Kirkus called Blood Money “a

disturbing, painful story that smoothly combines the personal and the universal.”

McLaughlin’s visit is made possible by the generous support of the Park County

Community Foundation and individual donors. During her time in Livingston,

McLaughlin will meet with students at Park High. The free, public event will include a

book signing and reception.

Elk River Arts & Lectures is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and

cultivating the literary arts in Park County.

For more information about this event, call (406) 220-8630 or visit

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