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Explore Ideas of Wilderness and Wildness with Wyoming Voices At Ucross on September 20


September 15, 2014

Media Contacts: Emilene Ostlind, editor and communications coordinator, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, 307-766-2604 |

The public is invited to Wyoming Voices: reflections on the natural world and our place in it

This year it will be in Laramie and Ucross

Laramie, Wyo. — Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations, and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students, and scientists, and will be in Laramie on September 18 and at the Ucross Foundation in Ucross on September 20. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and “wildness” from a range of perspectives.

Readers at the Laramie event include WyoFile reporter Greg Nickerson, coyote researcher Marjie MacGreggor, American Indian Studies professor Caskey Russell, ENR student Alin Badillo-Carillo, and Mad Dog and the Pilgrim Bookstore owners Lynda German and Polly Hinds. UW professor and poet Harvey Hix will serve as emcee.

Attendees of the Ucross event will hear from Sheridan-based poet Jane Wohl, WyoFile reporter and Big Horn native Greg Nickerson, past Ucross resident and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff member Stefani Farris, and American Indian Studies professor Caskey Russell. Susie Cannon of Big Horn will be the emcee.

The public is invited and the event is free and open to the public. Both presentations will be followed by a reception with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

“Wyoming Voices is a wonderful collaboration and it makes for a lively and thought-provoking event,” said Emilene Ostlind with the University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. “I’m really excited about the lineup of readers we are putting together this year, and I encourage anyone who has an interest in Wyoming’s landscapes to attend. This event is always interesting and enlightening.”

Wyoming Voices is hosted by the University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, the University of Wyoming MFA Program in Creative Writing, and the Wyoming Outdoor Council. Each year this event brings presenters who might not usually share a platform together to reflect on a theme related to Wyoming’s people and natural world.

Event details:

Laramie: 6 p.m. Thursday, September 18, University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center Ucross: 3 p.m. Saturday, September 20, Ucross Foundation, Big Red Barn