Montana Storytelling Roundup

I was privileged to be invited to participate in the Montana Storytelling Roundup in Cut Bank, MT recently. I was thrilled, not only because I met many wonderful musicians, artists and storytellers, but also because Cut Bank is where my rodeo-riding grandmother grew up.

Cut Bank lies 60 miles west of Glacier National Park and often has the distinction of having the coldest temperatures in the nation during the winter.

I gave presentations on the importance of reading and writing in the high school and middle school English classes, and did readings from my book, Cowgirl Dreams, at the Hutterite Colony and Babb elementary schools, along with musician-storyteller Jack Gladstone and Glacier Park Ranger Pat Hagen.

Jack Gladstone mesmerizes his audience at the Seville Hutterite Colony

Ranger Pat Hagen gets audience participation at Babb School

Signing books at the Storytelling assembly

I had a great time there and it was a wonderful excuse to visit my home state once again!


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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Heidi, what a great program and what an honor to be involved in it. Those pix really tell the story of what a grand time it was (pun intended!!!)

  2. I loved the photos. Storytelling is one of my favorite passtimes (usually in character) and it sounds like not only you but everyone involved had a wonderful experience. May you have many more. I think your grandmother would be proud.

  3. I could never live anywhere that cold! Give me the sweltering, humid temps of the tropics any day.

    Yvonne Perry
    Writers in the Sky
    Follow @writersinthesky on Twitter

  4. We have a storytelling event in the hills above Nevada City in the California Sierra Nevada mtns. It is well attended and fun. I liked your blog. I hope you will like mine.

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