Wyoming Arts Council

Applications Open for 2017 Blanchan and Doubleday Creative Writing Awards

The Wyoming Arts Council welcomes applications for the 2017 Blanchan and Doubleday writing awards. The Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award of $1,000, is given annually for the best poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or script which is informed by a relationship with the natural world. The Frank Nelson Doubleday Award of $1,000 is given for the
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Bearlodge Writers to Host Maine Author for Workshop

Morgan Callan Rogers, author of two internationally-acclaimed novels and several short stories, will present an all-day workshop for writers on Saturday, September 24, in Sundance, Wyoming. The workshop will be held from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crook County Courthouse. The author will also be available to the public to sign her books Friday, September 23, at
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Now Accepting Applications: 2017 Creative Writing Fellowships

The annual Creative Writing fellowships are awards of merit, based on a writer’s body of work, and honoring Wyoming’s literary artists whose work reflects serious and exceptional writing. The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2017 Creative Writing fellowships. The deadline for applications is midnight, August 22. The format of the 2017 fellowships
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Welcome to the fall line-up of literary events around the state

Temps are still in the 90s and it may still seem like summer but fall is just around the corner. As we get ready to swing into fall, it’s time to give our readers a head’s up about some new and continuing Wyoming events that feature writers and books. Michael Lanza Central Wyoming College will
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Tim O’Brien leads a writing workshop on "The Things We Carry" Oct. 5 at LCCC in Cheyenne

Want to take a free writing workshop with one of America’s best writers? Tim O’Brien, author of “The Things They Carried” and “Going After Cacciato,” will be at the Literary Connection at Laramie County Community College on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6. On Friday, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., he will join two other
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Tim O'Brien leads a writing workshop on "The Things We Carry" Oct. 5 at LCCC in Cheyenne

Want to take a free writing workshop with one of America’s best writers? Tim O’Brien, author of “The Things They Carried” and “Going After Cacciato,” will be at the Literary Connection at Laramie County Community College on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6. On Friday, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., he will join two other
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More info on the Wyoming Arts Council poetry fellowships

On Monday, the Wyoming Arts Council announced the recipients of this year’s creative writing fellowships in poetry. Here is some additional information on the three winners and two honorable mentions. The three winning poets are Matt Daly and Claudia Mauro of Jackson and W. Dale Nelson of Laramie. They each will receive a $3,000 award plus a
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Nina McConigley reads from "Cowboys and East Indians" on Aug. 2 at Wind City Books in Casper

Nina McConigley on Medicine Bow Peak, August 2010 (from Nina’s Facebook photo album) Wyoming author Nina McConigley will be reading from her short-story collection COWBOYS AND EAST INDIANS, at Wind City Books, 152 S. Center St., Casper, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. She was the 2010 recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s Frank
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Nina McConigley reads from "Cowboys and East Indians" on Aug. 2 at Wind City Books in Casper

Nina McConigley on Medicine Bow Peak, August 2010 (from Nina’s Facebook photo album) Wyoming author Nina McConigley will be reading from her short-story collection COWBOYS AND EAST INDIANS, at Wind City Books, 152 S. Center St., Casper, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. She was the 2010 recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s Frank
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UW Writing Project and Dept. of Ed team up for week-long writing workshop in Laramie

This info comes from a UW press release. Writing Project workshops are great because writing teachers take classes from actual writers who also have teaching experience. It’s fun too, and includes an open mic session July 18 at Night Heron Books with some fine Laramie writers. The sessions start July 16 so sign up soon. Here are
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