Wyoming Arts Council

Morton wins award for best indie novel

Independent Publisher has awarded its gold medal in the Best Regional Fiction West-Mountain category to Where the Rivers Run North, by Sam Morton. The book was published by the Sheridan County Historical Society Press, Sheridan, Wyo. Here’s a description of the book from the Sheridan County Historical Society web site: For the millions of our
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Make plans now to attend the Equality State Book Festival in Casper

Laurie Lye, primo events organizer for Casper College, sent us this press release: Casper College and ARTCORE’s Equality State Book Festival emerges again in Casper Sept. 18-20, 2008! Join memoirist Alexandra Fuller, nature writer Gary Ferguson, children’s author Jack Gantos, trout writer John Gierach, and thirty more authors for three days of talks, readings, panels,
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"Last Train to Nibroc" at UW

The University of Wyoming Theatre in Laramie presents “Last Train to Nibroc” from Tuesday, June 24, though Saturday, June 28, 7:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for seniors and $10 for general admission. FMI: http://uwyo.edu.

"Last Train to Nibroc" at UW

The University of Wyoming Theatre in Laramie presents “Last Train to Nibroc” from Tuesday, June 24, though Saturday, June 28, 7:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for seniors and $10 for general admission. FMI: http://uwyo.edu.

New Annie Proulx story in The New Yorker

Wyoming’s Annie Proulx leads a stellar list of short story writers in The New Yorker’s Summer Fiction Issue. Joining Annie is the late Vladimir Nabokov with a story published in English for the first time. Nabokov, as you probably know, spent many summers in Wyoming writing and chasing butterflies. The issue features other stories by
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New WAC roster artists named

Eight new applicants have been accepted onto the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2008-2009 artists roster: Christopher Amend, Gillette, painter Carolee Bowen, Evanston, musician (oboist) Matt Daly, Jackson, poet Jenny Dowd, Jackson, sculptor and book artist Rod McQueary, Recluse, cowboy poet Andy Nelson, Pinedale, cowboy poet and performer Bryan J. Ragsdale, Green River, singer and songwriter Sue
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Bo Ross & Bill Broyles on stage in Jackson

From Tim Sandlin, Jackson Hole Writers Conference: On Wednesday, June 25, 7 p.m., Alexandra Fuller (known locally as Bo Ross) will read from her latest book, The Legend of Colton H. Bryant as part of a free community event hosted by the Wildlife Film Festival, the Jackson Hole Writers Conference and the Center for the
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Bo Ross & Bill Broyles on stage in Jackson

From Tim Sandlin, Jackson Hole Writers Conference: On Wednesday, June 25, 7 p.m., Alexandra Fuller (known locally as Bo Ross) will read from her latest book, The Legend of Colton H. Bryant as part of a free community event hosted by the Wildlife Film Festival, the Jackson Hole Writers Conference and the Center for the
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Celtic Music Fest June 27-29 in Cheyenne

The third annual Cheyenne Celtic Musical Festival will be held at the Depot Plaza downtown on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 27-29. Free admission. Celtic bands, authentic culture performances and vendors at Historic Depot Plaza. Wyoming Tribune-Eagle’s Friday Night on the plaza will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Immediately following, Gobs O’Phun will play until midnight
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U.S. House subcommittee votes to increase NEA funding to $160 M

This good news comes to us from Thomas L. Birch, Legislative Counsel for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies: The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on June 11 voted to increase funding to $160 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the 2009 fiscal year, the same level proposed by the House
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