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"It's such a powerful venue": Montana stories matched with media experts at first Big Montana Story event

September 26, 2016View for printing

"It's not just stories from people who are from Montana, it's stories from all the people who come into the state.

Montana, she said, is "such a powerful venue."

Once The Big Montana Story https://montanabookfestival2016.sched ... ntana-story kicked off, the only people talking were there to pitch their stories to Missoula media professionals in the first gathering organized by Glass-O'Shea and University of Montana creative writing Director Debra Magpie Earling.

The two wanted to give people a venue to share their stories and get help on turning them into a real product - whether it be a film script, web series, podcast or play.

"What we most want to do is provide jobs for people in liberal arts," Glass-O'Shea said, adding there's so much talent in Missoula, "we want to be the people that exploit it!"


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