Apply to Perform at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

As home of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Western Folklife Center is always interested to learn about new artists as well as hear about new projects from old friends.

To be considered for the 2015 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, please submit your information using either our online form or the printable PDF form. You do not need to submit both. The submission postmark deadline is March 31, 2014. The 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be January 26-31, 2015. Thank you for your interest!

For tips on applying, click here - to see the tips in PDF format, click here. Please direct questions ONLY to Programs Coordinator Amy Mills at 7750738-7508 x223 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please do not send submissions to this email address. Questions may take 3-5 days for a response.

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