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Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Nov. 6 and 7

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Several award-winning professional writers will participate in readings, presentations, and panel discussions at the Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair, November 6 and 7, in Heber City, Utah. The programs will appeal to both aspiring and accomplished authors, as well as readers of Western literature and film. The writing workshops are free with admission to the Gathering.

Tom Whitaker, founder and president of the Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair, now in its 16th year, noted, “Our mission is to promote Western heritage and culture. Western writing – history, fiction, poetry, songs, movies, television – that’s all part of it. Since Western Writers of America represents hundreds of authors in all those areas, we wanted the organization to be part of our event.”

WWA will have a dedicated presentation room, the Campfire Stage, Friday and Saturday at the Gathering. Among those scheduled to appear are Novelist Dusty Richards, current vice president of Western Writers of America and winner of Wrangler, and Spur Awards for his books, and Craig Johnson, another novelist who is the winner of a Spur Award and who writes the popular mystery Western series involving Sheriff Walt Longmire.

Other notable authors on the schedule include award-winning Utah historian Will Bagley, who both writes and edits books considered definitive works in Western History, including “Blood of the Prophets” and the series “Kingdom in the West”; Michael Zimmer, Utah author of six historically accurate novels about the West, the fur trade, and buffalo hunting; and Rod Miller, Utah author of numerous poems, magazine articles, two books of history, and a Western novel. I will be on hand as well to show and discuss the Spur Award winning documentary film, “In Pursuit of a Dream,” and Steve will be there performing some of the music that earned him recognition this year as the Outstanding New Artist and winner of the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Here is a complete schedule:

Several award-winning professional writers will participate in readings, presentations, and panel discussions at the Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair, November 6 and 7, in Heber City, Utah. The programs will appeal to both aspiring and accomplished authors, as well as readers of Western literature and film. The writing workshops are free with admission to the Gathering.

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Tom Whitaker, founder and president of the Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair, now in its 16th year, noted, “Our mission is to promote Western heritage and culture. Western writing – history, fiction, poetry, songs, movies, television – that’s all part of it. Since Western Writers of America represents hundreds of authors in all those areas, we wanted the organization to be part of our event.”

WWA will have a dedicated presentation room, the Campfire Stage, Friday and Saturday at the Gathering. Among those scheduled to appear are Novelist Dusty Richards, current vice president of Western Writers of America and winner of Wrangler, and Spur Awards for his books, and Craig Johnson, another novelist who is the winner of a Spur Award and who writes the popular mystery Western series involving Sheriff Walt Longmire.

Other notable authors on the schedule include award-winning Utah historian Will Bagley, who both writes and edits books considered definitive works in Western History, including “Blood of the Prophets” and the series “Kingdom in the West”; Michael Zimmer, Utah author of six historically accurate novels about the West, the fur trade, and buffalo hunting; and Rod Miller, Utah author of numerous poems, magazine articles, two books of history, and a Western novel. I will be on hand as well to show and discuss the Spur Award winning documentary film, “In Pursuit of a Dream,” and Steve will be there performing some of the music that earned him recognition this year as the Outstanding New Artist and winner of the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Here is a complete schedule:

Several award-winning professional writers will participate in readings, presentations, and panel discussions at the Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair, November 6 and 7, in Heber City, Utah. The programs will appeal to both aspiring and accomplished authors, as well as readers of Western literature and film. The writing workshops are free with admission to the Gathering.

Tom Whitaker, founder and president of the Heber City Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair, now in its 16th year, noted, “Our mission is to promote Western heritage and culture. Western writing – history, fiction, poetry, songs, movies, television – that’s all part of it. Since Western Writers of America represents hundreds of authors in all those areas, we wanted the organization to be part of our event.”

WWA will have a dedicated presentation room, the Campfire Stage, Friday and Saturday at the Gathering. Among those scheduled to appear are Novelist Dusty Richards, current vice president of Western Writers of America and winner of Wrangler, and Spur Awards for his books, and Craig Johnson, another novelist who is the winner of a Spur Award and who writes the popular mystery Western series involving Sheriff Walt Longmire.

Other notable authors on the schedule include award-winning Utah historian Will Bagley, who both writes and edits books considered definitive works in Western History, including “Blood of the Prophets” and the series “Kingdom in the West”; Michael Zimmer, Utah author of six historically accurate novels about the West, the fur trade, and buffalo hunting; and Rod Miller, Utah author of numerous poems, magazine articles, two books of history, and a Western novel. I will be on hand as well to show and discuss the Spur Award winning documentary film, “In Pursuit of a Dream,” and Steve will be there performing some of the music that earned him recognition this year as the Outstanding New Artist and winner of the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Here is a complete schedule: