University Relations and Communications

Famed travel writer Tim Cahill returns to MSU Billings

April 1, 2013



David Craig, University Honors Program Director, 657-2098
Aaron Clingingsmith, University Relations, 657-2269


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Tim Cahill, an award-winning adventure and travel writer from the Livingston area, will present a reading and lecture titled ‘Four Decades of Travel Writing.’  The engagement will take place this Tuesday, April 9, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the University campus Science Auditorium.  Admission is free and open to the public.


Tim Cahill

Cahill last spoke at MSU Billings four years ago when he presented the commencement address to the class of 2009.


A founding editor of Outside magazine, Cahill is the author of scores of magazine articles and nine books, including “Pecked to Death by Ducks,” “Jaguars Ripped My Flesh” and “Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone.”   He began his travel writing in 1975, a time when the subject matter had only a small appeal. Cahill, however, knew that there was a literate audience for his style of writing and he has experienced wide success since, both in magazine and book formats.  In addition to his writing, Cahill is also co-author of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Living Sea” as well as the IMAX films “Everest” and “Dolphins.”


For more information regarding Cahill’s upcoming visit please contact David Craig, University Honors Program Director at 657-2908. 


PHOTO: Tim Cahill