Cowboy Poetry was born in this country. After a long day in the saddle, cowboys sang and told stories to pass the time. This traditional form of poetry is a favorite in Wyoming and many up-and-coming poets performed in the early years of the Festival of the Arts. Some notable performers include:
Western literature and historical fiction are also favored amongst arts patrons in the region. Notable authors have recited selections from their works at the Festival or for special events:
Author Lori Van Pelt
Other unique forms of the literary arts were explored when the PVAC hosted “Word Band”, a choral poetry group. Dedicated to education, the PVAC is a sponsor of the Young Authors award presentation for Carbon County School District #2 students. Recently, poet Matt Daly was guest speaker.