Wyoming Arts Council

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Hip-hop for social justice at UW

Rosa Clemente, hip hop activist, scholar, community organizer, journalist, and 2008 Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate, will give a presentation at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, in the Wyoming Union ballroom part of the fourth annual Hip Hop Comes Home Social Justice and Hip Hop Event. A progressive voice for her generation, Clemente has
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Register now for arts symposium in Laramie

You still have time to register for the symposium this weekend! “Public Art and Community: Inspiration and Reflection” will be held at the new University of Wyoming Conference Center a few blocks from the Art Museum. UW students. There is still room to attend the conference for free AND get an excused absence for Friday
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Considering Applying for ARRA Funding?

The Wyoming Arts Council (WAC) will soon be offering a grant using American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding. Look for guidelines and an application in mid-April. Projects are limited to: Salary support, full or partial, for one or more positions that are critical to an organization’s artistic mission and that are in jeopardy or
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Deadline April 20 for Wyoming Writers contest

From Wyoming Writers, Inc.:Writers throughout the region are encouraged to enter the many categories offered to both members of the Wyoming Writers, Inc. and non-members. The contest closes April 20, 2009.Categories include adult fiction, fiction for children, novel segments, humor, articles, essays, creative nonfiction, memoir segments, traditional poetry and free verse. The purpose of this
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Brad Watson in The New Yorker

Read University of Wyoming’s Creative Writing fiction instructor Brad Watson’s short story “Visitation” in the New Yorker.http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2009/04/06/090406fi_fiction_watson Congrats, Brad. Way to go!

U.S. Senate & House include artists and musicians in National Service Bill

Thomas Birch, legislative counsel for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, sent this announcement on March 27: Legislation approved by both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives would create a voluntary service corps of artists and musicians to serve in schools in low-income communities and in healthcare, therapeutic and other community settings.
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U.S. Senate & House include artists and musicians in National Service Bill

Thomas Birch, legislative counsel for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, sent this announcement on March 27: Legislation approved by both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives would create a voluntary service corps of artists and musicians to serve in schools in low-income communities and in healthcare, therapeutic and other community settings.
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C.J. Box writes intro for Yellowstone mapguide

The new “Yellowstone and Beyond” mapguide from National Geographic features an introduction by Cheyenne author C.J. Box, nominated this year for an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. The intro mixes a bit of first-person narrative with history and local color. Read the intro –and download (or order) a copy of the mapguide
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Blizzard poetry

A timely poem for all who have gotten slammed (an will be again, it looks like) with the roar of high plains spring weather. Chris has been writing poetry forever and she also manages the newsletter for WyoPoets. A Western Non-SpringThis week all springyTemps above fortyAnd lilacs show bud Tuesday next a stormWill come howling
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