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Western Folklife Center Happenings

Digital Storytelling and Oral History:
We’re offering two great workshops
to hone your skills at the 33rd Gathering!
Read more about workshops.

Kicking Up Dust!
Luke Bell and Doug Moreland
& the Flying Armadillos coming to the 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Moth Mainstage!
Saturday, February 4, 2017
A dance between documentary and theater, storytelling and performance,
everyday people and entertainment.
Read more.

During the Gathering, attend special topic discussions on important issues current in the rural West. Read more.

Featured Video

Wyoming Poet Laureate Patricia Frolander shares thoughts of her introduction to ranch life with her recitation "Married Into It," during the 2016 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Pat returns for the 33rd Gathering: she'll be onstage for the Thursday, February 2 "Fresh Pasture" Members' Show and other performances.

Featured Audio

Folklorist Barre Toelken was recently awarded the Lifetime Scholarly Achivement Award from the American Folklore Society. In our audio selection, Hal Cannon caught up with him a few years back in a Deep West Radio Documentary.

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