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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, and Jim Cardwell. Featured musicians include Smithsonian recording artist and troubadour Larry Long, and banjo virtuoso Tim Weed.

Schedule of Event
Friday, September 25, (Friday activities to be announced soon)

Saturday, September 26, Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site  
10:00AM-4:00PM Poetry and Music Rounds on the 1883 Carson & Colorado Depot loading dock. New this year...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!

Saturday Evening, Sept 26 (Saturday evening dinner/concert details to be announced soon)

Sunday Morning, September 27, 9:00AM
Bishop Pioneer Cemetery
Curley Fletcher Graveside Farewell Toast
See you next year!
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Sep 25, 2020 12:00 PM

Admission Level Price Remaining Quantity
Friday No-Host Dinner $20.00 ($21.99 w/service fee) 0 Sales Ended
No-Host Dinner at Astorgas Mexican Restaurant. Opening reception and informal poetry and music presentations.
Saturday Poetry Rounds $20.00 ($21.99 w/service fee) 0 Sales Ended
Saturday Poetry and Music at Laws Museum 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Performing Student Free 0 Sales Ended
Free admission to Saturday Poetry and Music at Laws Museum 10:00AM - 4:00PM for performing student poets! Select Will Call, Print at Home, Physical tickets will not be sent.
Saturday Catered Dinner/Show $70.00 ($74.49 w/service fee) 0 Sales Ended
Full catered dinner and formal show featuring Waddie Mitchell and our roster of poets and musicians!
Sunday morning Farewell Toast $10.00 0 Sales Ended
Sunday, Sept. 29, 9:00AM Meet at Curley Fletchers grave site to bid farewell until next year. Select Will-Call or Print-at-Home, Physical Tickets will not be sent.
Full Rendezvous Pass $75.00 ($79.74 w/service fee) 0 Sales Ended
Includes all regular rendezvous events including Saturday dinner (premium ticketed events not included)
Full Rendezvous Pass Student $65.00 ($69.24 w/service fee) 0 Sales Ended
Includes all regular rendezvous events including Saturday dinner (premium ticketed events not included)
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!


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