Ken Waldman at the Western Folklife Center

Alaska's Fiddlin' Poet, Ken Waldman

The Western Folklife Center and Great Basin College are pleased to announce a Writing Workshop and a Concert of music and poetry with Alaska's Fiddlin' Poet, Ken Waldman, on June 24. This program supported by WESTAF, Nevada Arts Council, a state and local agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

WRITING WORKSHOP 1:00-3:00 pm
This workshop is free and open to all,
walk-ins welcome - RSVPs appreciated to
Katie Aiken, Western Folklife Center Programs Manager
kaiken@westernfolklife.org or
call 775-738-7508 for more information

The workshop is designed for writers of any age, experience and ability. In this workshop, you will get four writing prompts and begin four new stories or poems. The more you write, the luckier you get--and each time you start a piece, there's an opportunity to get luckier than ever. The trick is getting started. Here, you'll not only begin four new pieces, but will learn strategies to begin many more.

The session will take place at the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko, NV. Workshop attendees receive a discount to Ken's concert that night!

KEN WALDMAN IN CONCERT 7:00-9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Ken takes the stage to entertain you with his repertoire of string-band music, Appalachian fiddling, Alaskan storytelling, and original poetry in this creative concert. Expect a special guest or two.

Make a day of it! Come for the workshop and stay for the concert! Our Gift Shop and the Wiegand Gallery will be open that afternoon, and dinner choices abound within walking distance downtown.

In addition to being a fiddler (with nine CDs), Ken Waldman is a former college professor with an MFA in Creative Writing. He has seven full-length poetry collections, a memoir (about his life as a touring artist) and a children's book, and over 400 of his stories, poems, and essays have appeared in well-known journals.