Montana Women Writers Workshop with Caroline Patterson
The Lewistown Public Library, in conjunction with Humanities Montana’s Hometown Humanities program, is excited to announce that we will be hosting Missoula author Caroline Patterson for Montana Women Writers Workshop, a 2-part event on Thursday, November 18th and Thursday, December 2nd. This program will take place in the upstairs Meeting Room of the Library and Caroline will join us virtually.
Women have been the community builders, educators, and healers in Montana from time immemorial. After a short history of several historic Montana women writers for inspiration, Patterson asks the women and men in the audience to write sketches about remarkable women in their past: homesteaders, teachers, ranchers, rodeo riders, homemakers, and bartenders. Story collections can be shared with the group and online, building a new history of Montana women.
Patterson has published fiction and nonfiction in publications including Seventeen, Southwest Review and Sunset. She is the author of "Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart", and two children's books on natural history. She also edited "Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One's Own", "Border to Border: Historic Quilts and Quiltmakers of Montana", and "Fra Dana: American Impressionist in the Rockies". Her novel "The Stone Sister" is the winner of the 2020 Big Moose Prize from Black Lawrence Press and was released in September 2021. She teaches creative writing through The University of Montana and the Missoula Writing Collaborative.
Lewistown Public Library
Built as a Carnegie Library in 1905, the Lewistown Public Library provides the most modern and up to date information access facility in the county. Located across from the Fergus County Courthouse on Main Street, the library has both the feeling of the old and the wonder of the new.