From the Desk of OutWest Live! Event Organizer Bobbi Jean: You are invited to enjoy "A Pinch of Poetry" and "A Dose of Imagination" every day beginning April 1st and continuing through April 30th as we celebrate Cowboy Poetry Week and National Poetry Month!
This featured artwork is the 52nd piece offered to “spur” the imagination is a special Cowboy Poetry Week Art Spur, “Ranch Water,” a painting by Texas cowboy and artist Teal Blake. The painting is selected as the poster art for the 19th annual Cowboy Poetry Week. You have until April 13 to submit! From CowboyPoetry.com is this information:
Submissions from all are welcome through Monday, April 13, 2020.
• Even if you have a poem or song pending, you are welcome to send one submission inspired by this painting.
• Art Spur subjects are meant to inspire; we look for poems and songs inspired by— the piece, not necessarily for a literal description of the image or its subject.
• When you email your submission to email@example.com, please indicate in the subject line that it is an Art Spur submission.
Although Cowboy Poetry Week is April 19-25 we're celebrating all month! At 2:00PM (MT) daily, we're featuring a Western poet and author across our Facebook pages. "Rendezvous With A Writer: A Pinch of Poetry" posts will feature videos or photos and texts from our poet friends. "Rendezvous With A Writer: A Daily Dose of Imagination" will feature our writer friends' book trailers, books, or links to The Writer's Block Radio Show author interview podcasts. Find these posts across all our Facebook pages: OutWest Live! Rendezvous With A Writer OutWest OutWest Hour Radio Show The Writer's Block Radio Show
From National Poetry Month Website: https://poets.org/national-poetry-month/about-celebration National Poetry Month each April is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry's important place in our culture and our lives. There is lots of wonderful information here - including signing up to receive a new poem every day!
On the final day of the month, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem. The 2020 Poem in Your Pocket Day will take place on April 30th.
DAY OF THE DEAD COUNTDOWN CONTINUES! ARE YOU READY? Welcome to this week's Spotlighton Fashion featuring apparel we think you'll enjoy. Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, is a two day celebration in which the living symbolically honor deceased family members, friends or icons with various acts, traditions and ofrendas (altars). Though it originated in Mexico, the holiday is now commonly celebrated worldwide. Celebrated November 1st and 2nd there's still time! OutWest Shop offers cool designs from Liberty Wear featuring sugar skulls, skulls with wings and roses, and more! Choose from a varitey of Tops, Hoodies, and Leggings. Although perfect for Day of the Dead, these designs are seasonless.
Welcome to this week's Rendezvous With A Writer OutWest featured book round-up. Find these books, and many more like them, on our separate book website OutWest Shop Book Shop, an affiliate of BookShop.org. We've curated book lists representing the complicated, compelling, and engaging culture, history and diversity of the American West. This week's featured book selections were posted on OutWest Shop Facebook during the week of October 13, 2021. Featured titles include books, activity and coloring books, and puzzles about the Day Of The Dead.
Enjoy radio show interviews Thursday, August 19, on the Equestrian Legacy Radio Network and The Writer's Block Radio Show. CAMPFIRE CAFE's special guest is performer GARY MCMAHAN. Featured guests PETE and SHERRY JENSEN, proprietors of Bryce Valley Ranch RV & Horse Park join us on SADDLE UP AMERICA. Author KEN LA SALLE joins the THE WRITER'S BLOCK hosts to provide insights into his writing process and chat about his newest title LITTLE MIKE. Join OutWest Shop's Scout, Bobbi Jean, for the OUTWEST HOUR, August 20 "Get Your Kicks on Route 66" on Buy American Radio. Saturday, August 21, the OUTWEST HOUR theme is "Her Stories" on KUPR. Start your week with music to uplift and inspire with THE MASTER'S CALL "Land Beyond The Sun" on August 22, on Buy American Radio.