Montlake Unabridged spotlights the talents of our neighbor and writer, Margot Kahn Case on
- Monday, May 4 at the Montlake Library from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Margot reads from her biography:
- Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith
She will then talk about the 15 years of research and relationships that led up to and followed the hardcover publication in 2008 by the University of Oklahoma Press. Its 4th edition is newly released in paperback this month.
Margot Kahn Case spent seven years on the ranch and behind the bucking chutes to write Horses. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program and a recipient of numerous awards, including a CityArtist award and a grant from 4Culture. She is currently an artist- in-residence at Franklin High School. About the Bronc Rider, she says: “Bill Smith saw rodeo as his only ticket to escaping a life in the coal mines. Without money, talent, or a rodeo family to help him along, he went down the road with nothing but “want to” and, over the course of a twenty-year career, became one of the greatest saddle bronc riders of all time.”
Phinney Books will have copies of the book to sell Monday night, and we bet Margot will happily autograph your copy. The Library Staff will welcome you. The Montlake Community Club will provide refreshments. Why not come over to the Montlake library to hear your talented neighbor read, talk with her about what it takes to research and write a biography, and get your own autographed copy to take home? Montlakers have talent; let’s enjoy it on Monday night, the 4th!