Wyoming Arts Council

"Speaking of Writing" airs writers conference

This comes from Julianne Couch in Laramie: Over the weekend, I attended the Wyoming Writers, Inc., 34th annual conference in Casper. I was able to record the opening night event featuring readings from each presenter. I’ll play that recording this week on “Speaking of Writing.” The literary radio show airs each Thursday from 4-5 p.m.,
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"Speaking of Writing" airs writers conference

This comes from Julianne Couch in Laramie: Over the weekend, I attended the Wyoming Writers, Inc., 34th annual conference in Casper. I was able to record the opening night event featuring readings from each presenter. I’ll play that recording this week on “Speaking of Writing.” The literary radio show airs each Thursday from 4-5 p.m.,
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Greater Yellowstone Music Camp June 22-27

From a press release: Mike Dowling’s rootsy, bluesy, jazzy Greater Yellowstone Music Camp, held in the beautiful Grand Teton Mountains June 22-27, offers the finest in acoustic blues and swing instruction for guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and bass. Instructors for 2008 include Mike Dowling, John Miller, Orville Johnson, Roger Bellow, Dix Bruce, Randy Sabien, Liz Masterson,
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Blogs focus on western history & folk music

Oklahoma historian and musician Sue Schrems has been blogging a lot longer than they rest of us. Her Western Americana blog is a compendium of insightful posts on Montana gold-mining ghost towns, “womenless” weddings, Butch Cassidy lore, Missouri River riverboats, etc. Her most recent post on June 5 documented her trips to Montana ghost towns
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Blogs focus on western history & folk music

Oklahoma historian and musician Sue Schrems has been blogging a lot longer than they rest of us. Her Western Americana blog is a compendium of insightful posts on Montana gold-mining ghost towns, “womenless” weddings, Butch Cassidy lore, Missouri River riverboats, etc. Her most recent post on June 5 documented her trips to Montana ghost towns
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On the road in WYO with Denver slam poets

From a press release from the Wyoming Humanities Council: Ken Arkind and Panama Soweto, members of the 2006 Denver team that won the National Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas, will perform in Casper, Cheyenne and Lusk as part of the Wyoming Humanities Council’s summer program paying tribute to the beatniks. Joining them are Craig Arnold,
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Jim Gatchell’s "Living History Day" June 28

On Saturday, June 28, the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo holds its “Living History Day,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission, refreshments, activities, and presentations by historical re-enactors. According to its web site, “the museum is dedicated to following the late Jim Gatchell’s vision of preserving the history of Johnson County, with emphasis on its
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Jim Gatchell's "Living History Day" June 28

On Saturday, June 28, the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo holds its “Living History Day,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission, refreshments, activities, and presentations by historical re-enactors. According to its web site, “the museum is dedicated to following the late Jim Gatchell’s vision of preserving the history of Johnson County, with emphasis on its
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Ricki Klages: The Slide Show

Here is the third installment of slide shows featuring the work of the 2008 Wyoming Arts Council visual arts fellowship recipients. This shows the paintings of Ricki Klages of Laramie. Titles are listed at the tail end of the presentation.

Fort Caspar Museum kicks off reading series

On Saturday, June 14, the Fort Caspar Museum in Casper hosts a kickoff event for its Summer Reading Series. Wyoming authors Ken Thomasma and Eugene Gagliano (a WAC roster artist) will share their love of Wyoming history. Thomasma from Jackson will read portions of his book, Naya Nuki and Gagliano, a writer from Buffalo, will
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