In September, alumni from previous round tables were invited to participate in a workshop in Missoula with special guest William Albert Allard. We were treated to a very moving retrospective of Allard’s life work including his intimate story of the Hutterites in Montana. The rest of the weekend was sent working on our own stories which we brought with us to Missoula.
This was the first round table that was more of a workshop rather than a retreat where the conversation is the focus of our time together. We all stayed in one big house just outside of Missoula and took all our meals together. As we were all previous attendees, this was a special time to renew friendships in person and to bond over the projects we had been working on.