Wyoming Arts Council

Wealth of spring arts offerings at UW

From a UW press release: Both unique and classic performances are on tap for the University of Wyoming theatre and dance department’s spring 2008 season. Tickets for each individual performance, unless otherwise noted, are $7 for students, $11 for senior citizens, and $14 for others.“Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani, opens the spring season Feb. 8-15,
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Library of Congress names "ambassador for young people’s literature"

Children’s book author Jon Scieszka has been named the first national ambassador for young people’s literature by the librarian of Congress, James Billington. The post carries no specific responsibilities; rather, Scieszka is expected to act as “an evangelist for reading.” The Library of Congress is also the home of the nation’s poet laureate. Cheerios is
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Library of Congress names "ambassador for young people's literature"

Children’s book author Jon Scieszka has been named the first national ambassador for young people’s literature by the librarian of Congress, James Billington. The post carries no specific responsibilities; rather, Scieszka is expected to act as “an evangelist for reading.” The Library of Congress is also the home of the nation’s poet laureate. Cheerios is
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Centennial Singers tour Nebraska, Wyoming

The Centennial Singers, the University of Wyoming’s musical ambassadors, will perform this month in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska, according to a UW press release. Tickets for all performances are $8 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. Show time is 7:30 p.m.The Centennial Singers, directed by Patrick Newell, begin their tour Wednesday,
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NEA gets $20 million budget bump

Here’s some good news from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wyoming Arts Council’s federal funding partner: On December 26, President George W. Bush signed an omnibus appropriations bill for FY 2008 that includes $144.7 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This represents an increase of $20.1 million over the 2007
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Snow globes’ workshop for kids at AVA

Snow globes' workshop for kids at AVA

Blanchan/Doubleday winners announced

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 Blanchan/Doubleday writing awards.Recipient of the Neltje Blanchan Memorial Writing Award for nature writing is poet Barbara Smith of Rock Springs. She will receive a $1,000 prize for a group of eight poems, including “Peonies” and “Snakes.” The honorable mention in this category
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