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Tony Adamo

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Composer, Poet, Singer
Specialization: Nu Jazz Vocal/Trip Hop Spoken Word

It is into this utopian musical world that listeners are delivered on Tony Adamo and the New York Crew, the newest and most eclectically joyous release from an artist who is unapologetically beyond time. -Tony Adamo: Tony Adamo & The New York Crew Reviewed By Soultracks

Teresa Breeden

Location: Carson City, Nevada
Category: Poet
Specialization: Poet, Workshop Instructor

A native of California but devotee of the Nevada high desert, Teresa Breeden currently resides in Carson City, NV where she teaches high school AutoCAD(Computer Aided Drafting). Breeden was raised in Carson City and lived there until college. She received her B.A.

T.J. Casey

Location: Billings, Montana
Category: Poet
Specialization: Musician, Poet, Fiction Writer, Western Folk Artist

T.J. Casey is a cowboy who believes that the preservation of our western and cowboy culture is very important. He uses the art of cowboy poetry and the Code of the West to pass on to future generations the same strong morals and values that he was fortunate to be raised with.

Carolyn Dufurrena

Location: Winnemucca, Nevada
Category: Poet, Teaching Artist

Carolyn Dufurrena is a rancher, writer, film-maker and award-winning journalist. She regularly shares her poems and stories at Elko’s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and has appeared at festivals in Oregon and California.

Guy Farmer

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Poet
Specialization: minimalist modern poetry

My poetry reflects who I am deep inside, I relish venturing into emotional spaces that most people are uncomfortable in. I love exploring the human psyche in all its splendor and folly and challenging the status quo.

Shaun Griffin

Location: Virginia City, Nevada
Category: Poet
Specialization: Poet, Workshop Instructor

Shaun Griffin is the co-founder and director of Community Chest, a non-profit agency serving children and families in northwestern Nevada since 1991, and the former founding director of the state's homeless education office.

Nancy Harris McLelland

Location: Tuscarora, Nevada
Category: Poet, Teaching Artist, Writer
Specialization: writing coach

An Elko, Nevada native with a background in ranching, Nancy Harris McLelland has conducted writing workshops in collaboration with the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Great Basin College, and the Great Basin Writing Project.

Larry Ollivier

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Poet
Specialization: Poet, Workshop Instructor

Larry L. Ollivier grew up on a small farm in the Skykomish Valley northeast of Seattle.

Gailmarie Pahmeier

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Poet
Specialization: Poet, Fiction Writer, Workshop Instructor

Gailmarie Pahmeier has been a Nevadan for nearly 30 years. She currently teaches creative writing and contemporary literature courses at the University of Nevada, where she has been honored with the Alan Bible Teaching Excellence Award and the University Distinguished Teacher Award.

George Perreault

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Poet
Specialization: Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Workshop Instructor

George Perreault grew up in rural New England but has lived primarily in the West since 1973. He earned a doctorate at the University of New Mexico where he studied poetry with Gene Frumkin and Leslie Silko. He has taught at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1999.

Kirk Robertson

Location: Fallon, Nevada
Category: Poet
Specialization: Poet, Essayist, Columnist, Workshop Instructor

Kirk Robertson grew up in Southern California and has lived in Fallon, Nevada since 1975. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach, where he also taught.

Gregory Robinson

Location: Henderson, Nevada
Category: Poet, Visual Artist, Writer
Specialization: Experimental Writer

Gregory Robinson is the Chair of the Humanities Department at Nevada State College (NSC). His academic and creative work focuses on the intersections of image and text, especially as it relates to silent movies. He lives in Boulder City with his wife Joan and his dog, BinBin.

Laura Wetherington

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Poet, Teaching Artist, Writer
Specialization: Experimental Poetry, Teaching Workshops

Originally a Virginia native, Laura Wetherington moved to Nevada with her family when she was ten years old. Laura's first book, A Map Predetermined and Chance (Fence Books 2011), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the 2010 National Poetry Series.

Laura Wetherington

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Poet, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Literary Arts

Originally a Virginia native, Laura Wetherington moved to Nevada with her family when she was ten years old. Laura's first book, "A Map Predetermined and Chance" (Fence Books 2011), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the 2010 National Poetry Series.