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Meet the bookfest authors: Susanne Bloomfield

Susanne George Bloomfield’s ten books include three biographies published by the University of Nebraska Press: “Impertinences: Selected Editorials of Elia W. Peattie, A Journalist in the Gilded Age” (2005); “Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works” (1997); and “The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart” (1993).
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Bookfest reports online registration glitz

Here’s some crucial information (from Laurie Lye at Casper College) for those who registered online during Labor Day weekend for Equality State Book Festival: In an unprecedented move, the registration form for the book festival went on strike and took Labor Day weekend off, Saturday through Monday, August 29-Sept. 2. In a further act of
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Brush up on your unarmed combat skills at Jackson workshop

An intensive unarmed combat workshop will be offered in the evenings and on the weekend from Sept. 15 – 24th. This fascinating branch of performance simulates onstage fighting without injuring the performer. This intensive workshop focuses on the skills of hand to hand combat culminating in the opportunity to become a nationally certified stage combatant.
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Three points-of-view on democratic elections

This comes from Rebecca Huntington at the Teton County Public Library in Jackson: Forget the polling data and hyperventilating pundits. What’s the real-life experience of voters in America? How do local elections here differ from campaigns in countries such as Japan? Find answers to these questions and more as Teton County Library offers three provocative
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Colorado Singers/Songwriters in Laramie

From a UW press release: Four Colorado artists will entertain Wyoming concert-goers at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom in Laramie. The concert is free and open to public. The Colorado Singer/Songwriters Circle members are Rob Drabkin, Jessica Sonner, Aaron Espe and Katie Herzig. Drabkin is a skilled musician
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AVA offers photographic tile workshop

Shaun Griffin on the road in December

Hi Mike, Hoping this note finds you well. Just back from Spain. Was able to paint and write beneath the Alhambra. What a blessing! Will be coming to Salt Lake to read at Ken Sander’s Rare Books on December 3. Wondering if there is any possibility of coming to Wyoming to read before or after.
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Bookfest session: Trout Fishing in America

A panel of experts at the Equality State Book Festival will address one of the Rocky Mountain West’s favorite topics: fishing, fly-fishing in particular.The presentation, “Catching the Big One: Writers on Trout,” will be held from 10:45 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, 400 East Collins, downtown Casper. It’s free and
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Meet the bookfest authors: Everett Akam

Casper College History Professor Everett Akam directs the college’s Veritas Honors Institute and teaches U.S. History, Western Civilization, Wyoming History, and American and Wyoming Government at the college. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, and is the author of “Transnational America: Cultural Pluralist Thought in the Twentieth Century.” He also loves to
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Bookfests aplenty this fall in WY & UT

The Equality State Book Festival is set for Sept. 18-20 in Casper. This is the second annual statewide bookfest and features a full line-up of writers, poets, editors and agents. If you miss this one, we just received info on Utah’s bookfest: Mark your calendars to hear the rich lineup of keynote authors who will
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