Discussions, Special Sessions and Films
The Gathering takes its stewardship responsibilities seriously with special topic discussions, films, videos and panels that tackle important issues current in the rural West. Following is our initial listing of special sessions for the 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, January 25-30, 2016; we will be posting more as the Gathering nears, so be sure to bookmark this page in your event planning. View the brochure.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
|Veterans Writers Project
Location to be determined
Special Session for Veterans - Free
(Drop in any time, stay as long as you like)
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
|Teen Poetry & Music Slam
G Three Bar Theater
Come listen and show your support for the next generation of poets and performers as they share their work in this open-mic session.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
|Keynote Address with Dan Flores
Elko Convention Center Auditorium
Free with 3-Day Deluxe or Day Pass
Historian and natural ecologist of the Plains, Dan Flores, brings a deep perspective to the environment and culture of the American West, and he provides a long-range view on the region's changing ecologies. His take on the historical meeting of environment and people provides a unique vantage point from which to understand the Northern Plains. Presented with funding from the Nevada Humanities in partnership with Great Basin College.