Wyoming Arts Council

The Bears are here

An exhibit of fiberglass bear sculptures designed by Wyoming high school students and celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the National Museum of Wildlife Art is on display at the Wyoming State Museum from May 1 through June 14. Titled “Wild About Bears,” the exhibit features eight award-winning designs by high school students from throughout the
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Nell Hanley on UW's Speaking of Writing

Paul Bergstraesser’s guest Thursday on Speaking of Writing will be UW’s own, Nell Hanley. To hear the program, tune in Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. on KOCA LP FM 93.5. If the gods of technology smile upon us, we’ll podcast the program later on uwyo.edu/itunesu. In the meantime, we’ve got lots of past programs
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Nell Hanley on UW’s Speaking of Writing

Paul Bergstraesser’s guest Thursday on Speaking of Writing will be UW’s own, Nell Hanley. To hear the program, tune in Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. on KOCA LP FM 93.5. If the gods of technology smile upon us, we’ll podcast the program later on uwyo.edu/itunesu. In the meantime, we’ve got lots of past programs
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Alan Barstow recieves UCross residency

The generosity of the Board of the Ucross Foundation, and the Foundation’s President, Sharon Dynak, has made possible an ongoing relationship with the University of Wyoming Creative Writing MFA program, through which one graduating UW MFA student each year is awarded a one-month residency at Ucross. This year’s recipient is Alan Barstow. In his time
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High Plains Register out today

Check out Laramie County Community College’s 18th volume of High Plains Register, their own creative and literary arts publication. Works include poetry by contributors Dawn Miklos, Darrel Hammon, Shaina Serelson, Simone Sellers, Dan Weingardt, Sherry Weaver Smith, Zack Anderson, Jesse Anderson, Kyra Syvanen, Jordan Korber, Ben Humphrey; short stories by writers Kara Syvanen, Randy Bruns,
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Poetry Out Loud national contest featured in USA Today

Here’s the link for the USA Today article which appeared on April 29, 2008.http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2008-04-28-poetry-out-loud_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

UPDATE: Wyoming Arts Council fellowships

Here are some updates on the Wyoming Arts Council’s programs for individual artists. Laura Pritchett, of Fort Collins, Colo., has agreed to be the judge for the 2009 Wyoming Arts Council creative writing fellowships. She’s the author of the novel Sky Bridge (2007) and the 2001 collection of short stories, Hell’s Bottom, Colorado, both from
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Susan Stubson to perform in Casper

Susan Stubson, Wyoming Arts Council board member, will be playing for the Casper Chamber Music Society, along with Jim Romain on the saxophone (he’s from Drake University) this Sunday, 4/27 at 4pm at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 4600 S. Poplar Street in Casper; phone (307) 235-3536 – Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students $2.

Working within the school community

How to adapt your artistic gifts to school policies, regulations, and curriculum structure The Powder River Symphony is pleased to announce a grant from the Dana Foundation to support a workshop for performing artists interested in working with students and teachers in the public schools. The workshop will include a presentation by Dr. Eugenie Burkett,
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Wyomingites are WWA Spur Award finalists

Lori Van Pelt of Saratoga sends word that she will be participating in a short story panel at the annual Western Writers of America conference June 10-14 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Lori received recognition as a WWA 2008 Spur Award Finalist in the Best Western Short Fiction category for her short story, “The Wild-Eyed Witness,” featuring
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