2002 - 2002

2002 Major Accomplishments

  • Major bookfest grant from National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Third Montana Festival of the Book.
  • Bookfest mini-grants to Bozeman, Great Falls, and Helena.
  • Development of 9-11 special edition of Speakers Bureau.
  • Missoula high school student Ledah Wilcox wins national Letters About Literature contest.
  • Grants include research fellowship on African Americans in territorial Montana.
  • Documentary on the Montana Constitutional Convention (and support for its 30th anniversary conference).
  • Home Ground radio series.
  • Lecture series on the 225th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Billings residency for poet (and now National Endowment for the Arts Chairman-nominee) Dana Gioia.
  • Kalispell lecture and discussion series on 9-11.
  • Presentations on PBS’ Frontier House by its historian/ consultants.
  • Lectures preceding Shakespeare in the Parks’ summer productions of Henry IV, Part I.
  • Missoula series on public issues in healthcare.