This is just too fun not to share. Coursera is offering a songwriting course starting April 20 through Berklee College of Music. Absolutely free. Free as in beer, not as in kittens. It's what's known as a MOOC -- a Massive Open Online Course. MOOCs are college-level courses offered by top universities that you can access at no cost from your computer. Want to learn more about MOOCs? Watch this half-hour video from the Wyoming State Library.
WyoPoets will accept registrations at the door for its annual workshop in Casper on April 17-18. Come Friday night, April 17, for the free poetry reading at Natrona County Public Library, 307 E. 2nd St., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. On Saturday, $55 gets you two great sessions from Western Wyoming instructor Rick Kempa, and includes lunch and admission to Fort Caspar Museum. Location: Fort Caspar Museum, 4001 Fort Caspar Rd. Learn more and download the brochure from WyoPoets.
In other news:
Owen Wister Review has extended its submission deadline until April 15 so there is still time to get your short stories, essays, poetry and artwork in.
- The Emmie Mygatt Award for exemplary service to Wyoming Writers, Inc.
- The Arizola Magnenat Award for special encouragement to writers.
- The Western Horizon Award for an author's first major publication.
- The Milestone Award for ongoing achievements in a writer's career.
For more information, visit the website. Send your nominations to Mike Carlson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 7914 Surrey Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009. Nominations by mail must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2015. Any questions, please call Mike at 307-760-0505.
April 30 is also the postmark deadline to apply for a Wyoming Writers Conference Scholarship to defray the cost of attendance. Learn more on the website, or contact Mike Carlson at email@example.com or 307-760-0505 with any questions.