Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Arts Council board member Susan Stubson (right) talks to Laramie writer Mark Jenkins (far left) about his latest book. They were some of the hundreds of people who came to the Equality State Book Festival in Casper Sept. 18-20.

Library opens doors to fellowship winners

Thanks to Keith Cottam and Jane Young at the Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library for providing a fine venue for the Wyoming Arts Council’s creative writing fellowship reading yesterday afternoon. We were the first literary event the library has hosted in a very long time, but it won’t be the last. The event was over
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WAC fellowship winners read at bookfest

Doug Reitinger of Sheridan, Kevin Holdsworth of Green River, and Valerie Pexton of Laramie will join Colorado’s Laura Pritchett in a fiction reading on Thursday, Sept. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Goodstein Foundation Library on the Casper College campus. The reading is part of a three-day schedule of Equality State Book Festival events, and is
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"Oliver" goes to the mall

This comes from Rose Wagner at Cheyenne Little Theatre Players in Cheyenne:Take some time out on Saturday, Sept. 20 — that’s in two days — to drop by Frontier Mall to see the “Oliver” cast perform some of the songs from the musical! They’ll be in costume and in fine form at 1 p.m. for
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"Oliver" goes to the mall

This comes from Rose Wagner at Cheyenne Little Theatre Players in Cheyenne:Take some time out on Saturday, Sept. 20 — that’s in two days — to drop by Frontier Mall to see the “Oliver” cast perform some of the songs from the musical! They’ll be in costume and in fine form at 1 p.m. for
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Call for Entries: Wasatch Journal

Ten years after: Tectonic returns to Laramie

Excellent article by Patrick Healy in today’s New York Times focusing on the upcoming 10th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s murder in Laramie — and the creation of the Tectonic Theater Project’s play, “The Laramie Project.” Here’s a sample: Near the end of “The Laramie Project,” the widely praised and frequently staged play about how this
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Reggae jam with Roots of Creation Sept. 24

Roots of Creation will perform a reggae jam at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the University of Wyoming Union lower level in Laramie. The show is free and open to public. “Rock and reggae have always been odd bedfellows, then along comes Roots of Creation, a quartet from, of all places, Boston, that deftly
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Blanchan/Doubleday deadline is Oct. 31

The postmark deadline for applications to the 2009 Neltje Blanchan and Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Awards is Friday, Oct. 31, 2008. The $1,000 Blanchan Award is given to a writer whose work, in any literary genre, is inspired by nature. The $1,000 Doubleday Award is given to the best manuscript submitted by a woman
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Pinedale presents Afro-Punk band

The Pinedale Fine Arts Council presents ALPHA YAYA DIALLO in concert on Wednesday, September 17, 7:30 p.m.Alpha Yaya Diallo is a master guitarist from Guinea and leader of the Bafing Riders, a seven piece afro-funk band featuring guitar, bass, drums, djembe, balafon and two female dancers.For more info on this fine musician and his band,
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