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Events

The Center of the American West, as part of its mission to increase awareness and knowledge about a variety of issues we face as Westerners, hosts a number of public events every year. We offer film screenings, panel discussions, public readings, and much more. We also host two annual events, our Stegner Award, which honors a prominent Westerner, and our Modern Indian Identity series, which features notable Native Americans talking about their experiences when balancing traditional culture with the demands of modern society. Come join us; we have something to offer everyone!

Fools for a Day: Shane Mauss, Adam Bradley,
and Peter McGraw

Fools for a Day: Shane Mauss, Adam Bradley, and Peter McGraw

So a stand-up comic, a literary scholar, and a behavioral scientist walk into a lecture hall, and a Western American historian hands them the question, “What’s so funny about pop music?”  To hear the answer, along with an abundance of punch lines, plan to walk into that lecture hall yourself: Old Main Chapel, 6:30 p.m., March 8. Join comic Shane…

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ITG Comedy & Climate Change Short Video Competition

ITG Comedy & Climate Change Short Video Competition

1st place: $400 prize 2nd place: $250 3rd place: $100 Competition Details Humor is a tool underutilized in the area of climate change; yet comedy has power to effectively connect people, information, ideas, and new ways of thinking/acting. In this call, we seek to harness the powers of climate comedy through compelling, resonant and meaningful…

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Thompson Writing Awards Entry Deadline

Thompson Writing Awards Entry Deadline

You could have five hundred dollars sitting on your hard drive, or better yet, sitting in some untapped corner of your mind. We are looking for entries for our 17th annual Thompson Awards for Western Writing and first prize in each of the four categories is five hundred dollars! So all you fiction writers, poets,…

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Fools for a Day Award: Ian and Cora Frazier

Fools for a Day Award: Ian and Cora Frazier

Father and Daughter duo Ian Frazier and Cora Frazier, both humorists who write for The New Yorker magazine as well as a host of other outlets, will join Patty Limerick for a discussion about applying humor to a range of contemporary issues. Don’t expect a dour evening filled with flow charts and analytics. This night…

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