1 Summertime is a sun/blue-skies/fluffy-clouds/flowers/trees/animals festival 🌻
2 The Montana Book Festival - a literal festival, of books . . . 📚📚📚
3 A river runs through it! 🐸🐢🐟🏞️
4 Fact & Fiction Books - super helpful, friendly staff, and great books 📚📖🔖📕
5 Cool old buildings downtown 🏫
6 Coffee, ice cream, cookies, beer, farmers market . . . 🍨🍪🥐🍒😋☕☕🍻
7 Art - in galleries, on the street, on walls . . . 🎨🖼️🖌️
8 The Montana Book Festival. This time for the awesome staff and volunteers. 😎😍☺️
9 The Montana Book Festival. This time for the authors/writers/readers you'll meet. 😎😍☺️
10 A vibrant, supportive, writing community 😎😍☺️
Many thanks to the Montana Book Festival, Fact & Fiction Books, co-directors Sam Burris and Tess Fahlgren, and all the volunteers, for a packed, diverse and inspiring agenda of authors, panels and workshops and the opportunity to experience Missoula and its open-hearted writing community first hand.
Dorothy, author of GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK, blogs about the challenges and opportunities of being a woman and a writer of a certain age in a youth-centric universe.