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!

Book release: Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War by James Wright

The human face of combat is on full display in James Wright’s new book. Based upon personal accounts and 160 interviews with veterans and their families, Wright forms a complete picture of the complicated and ambivalent nature of this war, and the young people involved: who they were, what they did in battle, and what…

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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 prominent publications, will join Patty Limerick for a discussion—and many demonstrations!—of techniques for applying humor to contemporary issues that often carry strong emotional and political charge. With a principled absence…

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