Interested in learning to write or present cowboy poetry or write music? The White Pine County Library will be hosting a poetry / music writing workshop on Friday, April 15th from 2:30 pm—4:30 pm at the County Library.  Richard Elloyan will be sharing his expertise on poetry / music writing.

If you rather listen to cowboy poetry and music you will want to attend the Program on Saturday, April 16th at 2:00 pm at the County Library.  The program will start with music and poetry by Richard Elloyan and Steve Wade.  Following their performance will be the Cowboy Poetry Contest for school age children in the community.  The contest is divided into three age groups  with the winner of each age group winning a Chrome Book!  Sponsors of the Chrome Books are Business Continuity Technologies, Jailhouse Motel & Casino and the third sponsor requested to remain anonymous.  For further information on the Cowboy Poetry Contest contact the County Library at 293-6900.  The writing workshop on Friday and the program on Saturday are free!  These programs are being funded by Library Services & Technology Act Grant funds.

Richard Elloyan and Steve Wade have performed at western music festivals across the west.  Mr. Elloyan has performed at the National Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival in Elko, NV; the Colorado Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival in Denver, CO; and the Genoa Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival in Genoa. Mr. Wade is a successful guitar player performing with many successful bands including: The Breeze Brothers and Saddallic and has been a wrangler and buckaroo.

Cowboy Poetry Week is celebrated each year in April, National Poetry Month in the United States.  Cowboy Poetry celebrates our Western heritage and today’s working West, in turn preserving our important history and promoting Western arts to carry on those traditions.