Walter Echo-Hawk Book Release, The Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland

The Sea of Grass tells the story of ten generations of the Echo-Hawk family, capturing the lives and times of real people shaped by the land, animals, and plants of the Central Plains and by the long sweep of Pawnee history in the grasslands. Their trials and tribulations provide a stirring tale of resilience and…

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Thompson Awards for Western American Writing Deadline

Regardless of whether you call the West your home or you are just passing through, as a student at CU Boulder you live, breathe, eat, drink, and sleep “West.” Take this opportunity to transform your unique perspective on this region into cash! Search your hard drive for poems, stories, and papers you have written on…

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Bipartisan (and Friendship) happen: An evening with former Republican State Senator Norma Anderson, and former Democratic State Senator, Dorothy Rupert.

This event is part of our “Bipartisanship (and friendship) happen!” series which joins speakers from the left and right side of the political spectrum to talk about their experience in bridging the partisan divide, and even making friends with people with whom they disagree. More information coming soon!

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An Evening with Calvin Trillin

Calvin Trillin has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker since 1963, and his antic commentary on the American scene has earned Calvin Trillin renown as “ a classic American humorist.” Center of the American West Humor Initiative Event.

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Water and Energy in Colorado’s Future: A Symposium

Sponsored by the Center of the American West and the Colorado Scientific Society, this one-day symposium (8:30AM-5:00PM) will feature an array of scientists and stakeholders in dynamic conversations exploring two of Colorado’s greatest challenges – Water and Energy – with the goal of mapping out constructive and collaborative pathways forward.   Registration information and more…

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