AUTHOR VISIT: Jessie Rencountre (RE:Create)

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Author Visit with  Jessie Taken Alive Rencountre

Book title: “Peta Shows Misun the Light” (Peta means Fire or light in Lakota and Misun means Little Brother.)

About Author

Jessie Taken Alive – Rencountre lives in Rapid City with her husband and four daughters. She currently teaches a program called JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) at Rapid City High School.  Jessie worked for 8 years as a school counselor and was influenced to write her first children’s book after hearing many of the hurtful situations elementary children would share with her. The story is for all ages and teaches compassion and forgiveness. It reminds us of the ability that we all have to change the world.

Jessie’s story won her the title of being named the 2017 Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer’s Award. She will be sharing her story and the process of how the story came to her. 

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

The event takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.


Date and Time:


Tuesday, February 6, 2018


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


612 Main Street
Spearfish, 57783 United States
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