Wyoming Arts Council

Aaron A. Abeyta to judge Blanchan/Doubleday writing awards

Aaron A. Abeyta has agreed to serve as the judge for the 2010 Neltje Blanchan and Frank Nelson Doubleday writing awards, sponsored by the Wyoming Arts Council. Aaron has written two poetry collections and a novel. He teaches English at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. His family home is in Antonito, Colorado. He earned
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Slight delay in Blanchan/Doubleday applications

Dear Writers: This week I’ve been awaiting a writer’s final word on judging the Neltje Blanchan and Frank Nelson Doubleday memorial writing awards. So… I hope that comes in early next week and I’ll have the applications on-line and in the mail by Sept. 11. Please be patient, and I’ll have more info next week.
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AVA Center reception tonight

Now you can be a "Ted Head" too

Little did we know when Ted Kooser was a presenter at June’s Wyoming Writers, Inc. conference in Casper… Kooser is a celeb in Nebraska. This native son and one-time U.S. Poet Laureate is now featured on a T-shirt from his publisher, University of Nebraska Press. The colorful “Ted Head” T-shirt is “back by popular demand,”
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Now you can be a "Ted Head" too

Little did we know when Ted Kooser was a presenter at June’s Wyoming Writers, Inc. conference in Casper… Kooser is a celeb in Nebraska. This native son and one-time U.S. Poet Laureate is now featured on a T-shirt from his publisher, University of Nebraska Press. The colorful “Ted Head” T-shirt is “back by popular demand,”
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Remembering a worldly Wyoming poet

Wyomingarts, in the forms of WAC staffers Mike Shay, Linda Coatney and Marirose Morris, traveled to Laramie Wednesday evening to attend a memorial service for poet, UW writing professor and WAC roster artist Craig Arnold. The memorial was held in the UW Art Museum lobby. Banners with some of Craig’s poems flanked the podium. A
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Van Pelt, Renken and Zoby win creative writing fellowships in poetry

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s creative writing fellowships in poetry. They are Sam Renken of Laramie, David Zoby of Casper and Lori Van Pelt of Saratoga. They each will receive a $3,000 award plus a $500 stipend to travel to Casper to read their work at the
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C’mon down to Cheyenne — WAC offers travel stipends to Sept. 24-25 Arts Summit

In recognition of challenging economic times, the Wyoming Arts Council is offering travel stipends to Wyoming artists, arts organization representatives and community leaders interested in attending the Arts Summit Sept. 24-25 at Little America in Cheyenne. The Summit features sessions by renowned experts exploring linkages among the arts, government, community development, economic prosperity and business.
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C'mon down to Cheyenne — WAC offers travel stipends to Sept. 24-25 Arts Summit

In recognition of challenging economic times, the Wyoming Arts Council is offering travel stipends to Wyoming artists, arts organization representatives and community leaders interested in attending the Arts Summit Sept. 24-25 at Little America in Cheyenne. The Summit features sessions by renowned experts exploring linkages among the arts, government, community development, economic prosperity and business.
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UW sculpture grad featured at Telluride’s First Thursday Art Walk

One-time Wyomingite and UW grad Julie McNair (shown above installing sculpture “Kudzu Man”) will be featured as part of this evening’s First Thursday Art Walk in Telluride, Colo. Here are details, with some background on Julie: Daniel Tucker Gallery at the Ah Haa School for the Arts, 300 South Townsend, featuring 30 pieces in “Being
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