Wyoming Arts Council

2024 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Fellowship Recipient Announced

Todd Burritt of Livingston Montana is the recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2024 Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing & Journalism Fellowship for his submission Fantastic Adversary.

Todd Burritt

Honorable Mentions were given to Anne Marie Wells of Warrenton, VA, Nicholas Mott of Livingston, MT, and Kevin Grange of Jackson, WY. 

The Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing & Journalism Fellowship is made possible through generous funding from The Pattie and Earle Layser Memorial Fund. This annual prestigious fellowship is awarded to a creative writer (poetry, fiction, nonfiction), or those in the field of journalism (writer, photojournalist, videographer, documentary filmmaker, online or print media) who demonstrate serious inquiry and dedication to the Greater Yellowstone region through their work. Over the next year, Smith  will create or complete a relevant publishable or produced work and have the opportunity for a housing residency in the greater Yellowstone region. 

Before settling down, Todd Burritt worked in five different wilderness areas across the Greater Yellowstone. Now he’s a full-time dad and part-time everything else in Livingston, Montana. The author of Outside Ourselves: Landscape and Meaning in the Greater Yellowstone, his writing also appears in Voices of Yellowstone’s Capstone, The Artist’s Field Guide to Yellowstone, and on mountainjournal.com.

The jurors this year were Bebe Crouse and Kelsey Sather.

For more information about the fellowship visit the Arts Council website wyomingartscouncil.org or contact Kimberly Mittelstadt, Creative Arts Specialist, at 307-274-6673 or kimberly.mittelstadt@wyo.gov.

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