Saturday, February 28, 2015

(Nearly Belated) February Writing Roundup

Feb. 1, 1901 Wyoming Industrial Journal
Source: Wyoming Newspapers
WOW the end of the month creeps up fast when you've only got 28 days to work with. We were nearly a day late and a dollar short, but just made it in under deadline by my watch.

A few tidbits and reminders this month:

Cheyenne Artspace "is conducting a study of the space needs and preferences of artists and creatively engaged individuals in Cheyenne, and the surrounding region.
This study will assist in the development of affordable new space where artists and creatives of all disciplines may live, work, create, and share their works with the public." Take the survey at www.cheyenneartspace.org/.

Alethea Williams will appear at the White Mountain Library in Rock Springs on Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. to present "Orphan Trains," the story of children sent by rail out West to new homes during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The talk is sponsored by the Sweetwater County Historical Society. Alethea will draw on research she did for her book, Walls for the Wind, a fictional account about these children searching for a new home in Wyoming.

Laramie County Library System's central library in Cheyenne is holding a Non-Fiction Writing Workshop for adults and teens on Monday, March 9 from 6-9 p.m in the Willow Room. Also at LCLS in Cheyenne, C.J. Box will be signing his new Joe Pickett novel, Endangered, on Wednesday, March 11 from 7-9 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room. Copies will be available for purchase. Go early and get a cup of coffee -- this award-winning library has an amazing cafe.

The Wyoming Writers 2015 Contest March 15 deadline is coming up fast. Entry fees range from  $10-$25, depending on genre and membership status. Also on March 15, online registration will open for the June 5-7 Wyoming Writers Inc's 41st Annual Conference at the Cheyenne Holiday Inn. Meet the presenters and learn about scholarship opportunities (Deadline April 30) on the website

There's still time to register for the Northern Colorado Writers conference,  "Ten Years of Writing with Abandon" on March 27-28 in Fort Collins, CO. Attendance is limited to 130 participants. 

Brochures for the April 17-18 WyoPoets Annual Workshop in Casper went in the mail in February! If you do not have one, you can request one from wyopoets@gmail.com or print your own from the WyoPoets website. Come and enjoy a poetry reading Friday night at the Natrona County Public Library and a full-day workshop with Rock Springs poet Rick Kempa on Saturday. 

It looks like March is coming in not so much like a lion, but more like a polar bear this year. Stay warm!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks! So many writing opportunities, so little time... I wish I could go to the Orphan Train talk in Rock Springs. It sounds fascinating!

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    1. Wish I could, too! At least the writing workshop at the Laramie County Library on the 9th and the C.J. Box book signing on the 11th are a little closer to home

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