Wyoming Arts Council

WY Humanities Council's "Civility Matters" series features Naomi Shihab Nye

Award-winning Palestinian-American poet, writer, and educator Naomi Shihab Nye will tour Wyoming with “Civility Matters! Potlucks and Poetry,” a series of community picnics and readings across the state that will feature the topics of civility, tolerance, and bridging cultures. Families and adults are invited to bring picnic dinners and gather outdoors in Jackson, Riverton, and Casper for an enjoyable fall evening with Nye, who describes herself as a “wandering poet.” Nye, the daughter of a Palestinian father and American mother, has appeared on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and several times with Bill Moyers on PBS poetry specials. While in Wyoming, she will also present programs at selected schools. Additional sponsors include the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, the Teton County Library Foundation, Central Wyoming College, Natrona County Schools, the McMurry Foundation, and Casper College Literary Conference.


Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.–Outdoor Tent, Center for the Arts, Jackson

Wednesday, September 21, 5:30 p.m.–Outdoor Social Powwow Circle, Intertribal Education and Community Center, Central Wyoming College, Riverton

Thursday, September 22, 5:30 p.m.–Outdoor Plaza, Summit Elementary School, Casper

Photo Credit: Ha Lam

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