Wyoming Arts Council

Children's writer visits Cheyenne YMCA

Children’s writer/illustrator David Cronk (shown in photo, with some of his illustrations in the background) was born in Laramie, grew up in Cheyenne and now lives in Denver. He visited the Cheyenne Family YMCA today to talk to kids from 3-10 years old about his new book, “Critter Junction.” In the evening, before a crowd
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Meet the bookfest authors: C.J. Box

C. J. Box is the author of nine novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. He’s the winner of the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and an Edgar Award and L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. Box was named 2007 “Writer of the Year” by the
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Call for entries: Winterfest in Aberdeen, S.D.

The Aberdeen Area Arts Council and the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Dept. are seeking applications for the WinterFest Gallery market Exhibition at the ARCC Gallery, 225 3rd Avenue SE, Aberdeen, S.D. Here’s the schedule September 30, deadline for entries (must submit work on CD).October 10, accepted artists will be notified.November 3, show opens at
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Join Wyoming Writers and go to trade show

The summer issue of the Wyoming Writers, Inc., newsletter brings information about the region’s biggest publishing trade show, held each year in Colorado. In a bit of unfortunate timing, it’s being held the same weekend (Sept. 17-20) as the Equality State Book Festival in Casper. As a member of the bookfest planning committee, it’s my
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Mahaffey at Music & Poetry Series Aug. 18

The ARTCORE Music & Poetry Series continues at The Jazz Spot in Casper on Monday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., with musician, writer and photographer Rod Mahaffey. Here’s bio information on Rod from the ARTCORE web site: Rodney Gene Mahaffey is a veteran of Artcore’s summer music and poetry program, reading or performing (or both) occasionally
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Mahaffey at Music & Poetry Series Aug. 18

The ARTCORE Music & Poetry Series continues at The Jazz Spot in Casper on Monday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., with musician, writer and photographer Rod Mahaffey. Here’s bio information on Rod from the ARTCORE web site: Rodney Gene Mahaffey is a veteran of Artcore’s summer music and poetry program, reading or performing (or both) occasionally
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Poetry Out Loud changes schedule for 2008

The teachers spoke and we listened.The Poetry Out Loud recitation competition, previously conducted during the winter and spring, has a new schedule.It will be held in Wyoming September through November during the 2008-2009 school year. The school competitions can be held any time after school starts (late August for most districts) up until the end
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Maggie Simpson’s one-woman play on stage at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Queen of Wyoming, written and performed by singer/songwriter Maggie Simpson, will be on stage in Edinburgh, Scotland, through Aug. 24 as part of the city’s famous Fringe Festival. Maggie’s a Wyoming native. Here’s an Aug. 8 review of the play from Jan Fairley in The Scotsman newspaper: Maggie Simpson is a Simpson of Wyoming
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Maggie Simpson's one-woman play on stage at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Queen of Wyoming, written and performed by singer/songwriter Maggie Simpson, will be on stage in Edinburgh, Scotland, through Aug. 24 as part of the city’s famous Fringe Festival. Maggie’s a Wyoming native. Here’s an Aug. 8 review of the play from Jan Fairley in The Scotsman newspaper: Maggie Simpson is a Simpson of Wyoming
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Meet bookfest presenter Katie Dublinski

This is part of a continuing series of profiles about writers, poets and editors who will participate in the Equality State Book Festival Sept. 18-20 in Casper: Katie Dublinski serves as editorial director for Graywolf Press, an independent literary press based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She acquires manuscripts for Graywolf’s fiction and nonfiction lists. Authors
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