Cinnamon Spear has a remarkable story.
Her essay, Little Woman from Lame Deer, details the social, educational, and spiritual challenges she faced transitioning from a rural reservation community to the Ivy League. It appears in a collection published by Cornell, titled I Am Where I Come From: Native American College Students and Graduates Tell Their Life Stories. The title of the book as lifted from the last line of her essay:
Billings native Janet Chapple will be talking about her book, Through Early Yellowstone, and the paintings of Welsh artist, Thomas H. Thomas. Thomas, working in the 1890s did a series of paintings that are housed now in Wales and that have never been exhibited in the United States.
Chapple will be reading and signing her books on Wednesday, June 14, from 5:30 to 7.
First Tuesday of every month, This House of Books and BALA co-host an open mic poetry event at This House of Books. These have been remarkably successful. We are very pleased with the size and the diversity of the audience. Ages of partipants have ranged from students to retirees.
Our unique story has been getting This House of Books a great deal of press. Peruse some of these stories to see what people are saying about us!
Jan, 2017: Via Magazine
Jun 10, 2016: Billings Gazette