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!
Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site (View)
Silver Canyon Road
Bishop, CA 93515
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|