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Curley Fletcher Birthday Poetry Rendezvous
Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site
Bishop, CA
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Curley Fletcher was a local Owens Valley writer and poet, whose literature had a profound impact, not only in his lifetime, but is remembered and recited around the world today, and certainly will be for many years in the future. Curley's poem, The Strawberry Roan, is a classic.  
Curley arrived at the town of Laws as a baby in 1882, and after death was buried at Bishop Pioneer Cemetery in 1954. Fletcher's collection of poems, Songs of the Sage, was reprinted in 1986 by Peregrine Smith Books with a preface by Hal Cannon, Folklorist, The Western Folklife Center.

Featured poets include Waddie Mitchell, Laurel Ann Bogen, Carolyn Duferrena, Jim Cardwell, Bobby Kelly, Kendra Atleework, Mary Austin, (brought to life by Gail Mettler Swain), and Martin Dean.

Schedule of Event
Friday, September 24, 7:00 PM Opening Dinner and Afterglow, Whiskey Creek Restaurant, Bishop

Saturday, September 25, Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site  
10:00AM-7:00PM Poetry and Music Rounds on the 1883 Carson & Colorado Depot loading dock. New this year: Kids activities and the famous Laws Homemade Pie Auction! Enjoy food and vendors and the museum's 11 acres of historic buildings and exhibits. Visit the Curley Fletcher exhibit in the Library building!

Sunday Morning, September 26, 9:00AM
Bishop Pioneer Cemetery
Curley Fletcher Graveside Farewell Toast
See you next year!
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This is a second year for the Curley Fletcher Birthday Poetry Rendezvous. Laws Museum would like this to be the most fun, educational, and entertaining event of the year for all of our attendees. Please let us know how to better meet your needs! we would like your feedback on all aspects. lawsbod@gmail.com


Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site (View)
Silver Canyon Road
Bishop, CA 93515
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Education > Workshops
Music > All Ages
Music > Americana
Music > Festivals
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Bishop Museum and Historical Society
On BPT Since: Feb 20, 2017
Laws Railroad Museum

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