Wyoming Arts Council

Rand writes intro to reissued dime novel

From Ken Rand, who lives in Utah but whose heart is in WYO: I’ve been commissioned by Doug Wood, publisher of Notorious Press to write an introduction to a release of the dime novel The Huge Hunter, or The Steam Man of the Prairie, by Edward S. Ellis, which originally came out in 1895. The
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Nic’s Free Summer Concert Series

Bring your chair or blanket and listen to some of the best entertainment around this summer! June 27- -The Tremors, and acoutsitc blues/jazz and cabaret band with a “ragtime gospel edge.”July 11–Platte River String Band, showcases American Roots music.July 18–Special Consensus, is Bluegrass at its best.July 25–Seeds-N-Stems, a melting pot of ideas, emotion, and feel-good
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Nic's Free Summer Concert Series

Bring your chair or blanket and listen to some of the best entertainment around this summer! June 27- -The Tremors, and acoutsitc blues/jazz and cabaret band with a “ragtime gospel edge.”July 11–Platte River String Band, showcases American Roots music.July 18–Special Consensus, is Bluegrass at its best.July 25–Seeds-N-Stems, a melting pot of ideas, emotion, and feel-good
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Nominate your favorite small library

Library Journal is seeking nominations for the 2007 Best Small Library in America Award. Co-sponsored with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the annual prize comes with $15,000 and a feature article in the Journal. Deadline for nominations is Nov. 5, 2007. For nomination info, go to the Library Journal web site.

Apply now for creative writing fellowships

Wyoming residents are invited to apply for the 2008 creative writing fellowships in creative nonfiction. Up to three winners will be chosen in the competition. Each will receive a $3,000 award plus a $500 stipend to read their work at the Casper College Literary Conference Oct. 17-19 in Casper. Postmark deadline is July 6, 2007.
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Read one, read all

Come to Cheyenne for the Wyoming Library Association conference this September, and plan to stay for the Wyoming Book Festival Sept. 14-15, 2007. More than 50 authors and presenters are lined up for two days of exciting book events – free and open to the public. Among them is Nancy Pearl, the Seattle librarian who
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Campaneria nominated to NCA

President George W. Bush has announced his intent to nominate Miguel Campaneria, Artistic Director of Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico, to serve on the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts. Campaneria’s nomination will be sent to the Senate for confirmation. “Miguel Campaneria’s nomination continues our tradition
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Fine writing, reading at Hot Springs State Park

Hot Springs State Park, the Wyoming Arts Council, and Wyoming Writers, Inc., are teaming up June 1-2 to present readings by some of the state’s finest writers at the Hot Springs State Park pavilion in Thermopolis. On Friday, June 1, 7:30-10 p.m., writers attending the annual Wyoming Writers, Inc., annual conference at the Holiday Inn,
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Tour Carissa Gold Mine in South Pass City

This June, visitors will get a unique opportunity to visit the amazing Carissa gold mine. The history of the mine dates back to the 19th century and functioned into the 1940s. South Pass City State Historic Site will offer public tours of the facility each Saturday in June (2, 9, 16, 23 and 30). These
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Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program Grantees

Six Wyoming individuals will have an opportunity to pass on their talents in various folk arts to a younger generation thanks to the 2007 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant program. This year’s grant recipients will help nurture and strengthen Wyoming’s diverse traditional heritage in its most natural community setting such as in garage workshops, community halls
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