I Am Montana Project @ This House of Books

Teens from across the state have contributed to an anthology of poems, speaking from their hearts and their perspectives. Join us on Saturday afternoon, April 27, starting at 1 o'clock to hear some of what they've written. 

In the autumn of 2018, the I Am Montana project held writing workshops in juvenile detention centers and high schools in three cities across our state. Led by cultural leaders and writers-in-residency, these workshops aimed to provide students with a platform to make their voices heard, their stories acknowledged, and their perspectives recognized as vital in the greater discussion of what it means to be a Montanan.

I Am Montana is a collaborative project between two Montana-based organizations: Free Verse Writing Project, and Second Season. Free Verse teaches literature and creative writing to students in juvenile detention facilities across Montana, and Second Season serves Northern Cheyenne communities, helping young people set and achieve positive goals.

Books will be available for purchase and signing following the event.