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34th Gathering Tickets on sale now
By popular demand, we've added a second date for the workshop, "Dutch-Oven Cooking: From Sheep Camp to Home" on Monday, January 29. This workshop will fill up fast since there was a waiting list, so don't delay and register soon!
Poet, author and Dry Crik Review editor, John Dofflemyer, will be leading a workshop on "Recognizing Place," on Wednesday, January 31: explore various poetic devices, like simile, personification and metaphor, to give your special places a voice.
Now exhibiting: “Land, Language and Clay,” works by Tuscarora artists Dennis and Ben Parks; “Way Out West: Images of the American Ranch,” photographs from the Farm Security Administration, 1936-1943; “From the Western Folklife Center Collection,” featuring handcrafted work of master artisans; and more, at 501 Railroad Street, Elko.
musical workshop and concert on october 28 features cigar-box guitar
Australian poet, Jack Sammon, tells about camp cooks he's known in his years as a ringer (cowboy), horse breaker, head stockman and boss drover on stations throughout northern Australia during this G Three Bar Theater show in 2017. Buy tickets now to see Jack on Tuesday, January 31 in "Pages from an Outback Life" and on Friday, February 2 in "Pushing West."
Speaking of cowboy songs, here’s a past Ranch Rhymes podcast episode from the Western Folklife Center archives, featuring Mary McCaslin and her “Cowboy Song for Elko” from a 1998 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering show. Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Gathering (January 29-February 3). Click here to see evening shows and workshops.