The Mining City Writing Project


The Mining City Writing Project is a writer-in-residence series organized by The Root & The Bloom Collective, the Montana Standard, the Butte-Silver Bow Archives and Butte-Silver Bow Chief Executive Matt Vincent. The program will bring one laureate writer to Butte every season — four in total throughout the year —  for week-long residencies. Each writer will:

  • Conduct writing workshops for youth and adults
  • Give a public reading at the Chateau
  • Research and create a new literary work inspired by Butte, to be published in the Montana Standard

The Mining City Writing Project is sponsored in part by a generous grant from Humanities Montana. To become a sponsor or to inquire about volunteer opportunities with this project, please contact Callison at