Wyoming Arts Council

AVA keeps the kids busy with art classes on early release days

Spirit of Coyote tells tale of Ernestine Shuswap

From a University of Wyoming press release: The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 2010-2011 production season with “Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout.” Tomson Highway’s sly and dark comedy depicts four First Nations women as they prepare for the 1910 visit of the Canadian prime minister to their traditional lands. Directed
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Amnesty International Film Festival at UW Oct. 23

The Amnesty International Film Festival, featuring short and full-length film on issues of human rights worldwide, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, in Laramie. Many films are award winners. Schedule includes “ICYIZERE: hope” (2008) that is also showing in Casper and Jackson. Refreshments provided. Time TBA (start about 10 AM or Noon) into the evening,
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Letters about Literature writing contest

First and foremost, LAL is a writing contest for young readers in grades 4 – 12. How has an author’s work–novel, nonfiction, poetry–changed your view of the world or yourself? That’s the LAL writing challenge. Don’t write a book report, we tell our young readers. The author already wrote the book and knows what it
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Join today’s conversation with The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Today’s Tuesday Talk from the White House features The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. On the White House blog, Kori Schulman has the following info: Join us for two talks on Tuesday, October 19: •1:30 p.m. EDT: Talk with Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, on the economy. •2:15 p.m. EDT: In
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Join today's conversation with The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Today’s Tuesday Talk from the White House features The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. On the White House blog, Kori Schulman has the following info: Join us for two talks on Tuesday, October 19: •1:30 p.m. EDT: Talk with Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, on the economy. •2:15 p.m. EDT: In
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Reservation deadline Oct. 22 for Book Lover’s Bash

Tina Ann Forkner, Cheyenne writer, book lover and president of the Laramie County Library Foundation, sends this reminder: There is still time to reserve a spot for the Sixth Annual Book Lover’s Bash. Deadline is October 22nd! Meet Author and Adventurer, Mark Obmascik. Enjoy Dinner and a Silent Auction Location: Cheyenne at Little America Date: Friday, October
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Reservation deadline Oct. 22 for Book Lover's Bash

Tina Ann Forkner, Cheyenne writer, book lover and president of the Laramie County Library Foundation, sends this reminder: There is still time to reserve a spot for the Sixth Annual Book Lover’s Bash. Deadline is October 22nd! Meet Author and Adventurer, Mark Obmascik. Enjoy Dinner and a Silent Auction Location: Cheyenne at Little America Date: Friday, October
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Owen Wister looking for submissions

Luling, who I met at the Gretel Ehrlich writing workshop this past August, is this year’s non-fiction editor for the Owen Wister Review, the University of Wyoming’s art and literary journal, and has recently sent this notice out. Access their blogsite down below, to submit online. Submission Guidelines: Accepting unpublished Manuscripts in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art. Reading period
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Robert Greer launches new CJ Floyd novel with signings in Denver and Wheatland

Platte County author Robert Greer has a new book featuring Denver African-American bailbondsman/detective CJ Floyd. Entitled First of State, it’s a prequel to Robert’s seven other CJ Floyd mysteries, set in 1971 after CJ returns from Vietnam and is learning the bail bond business from his uncle. Much of the action takes place in Denver’s
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