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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 Performers
Waddie Mitchell, Laurel Ann Bogen, Carolyn Dufurrena, Duane Rossi, Jerry Brooks, and more!

Schedule of Event

Friday, September 24, 6:00PM Whiskey Creek Restaurant, Bishop, CA
Dinner Reception and Show The dinner is limited to 85 attendees.
Menu choice of:
Santa Maria Tri-tip with Peppercorn Gravy or
Rosemary Chicken
Pomodoro Pasta (Vegan/Vegetarian choice available by pre-order only)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Sierra Salad, Ice Cream Dessert.
Lemonade, Iced Tea, and Coffee

Saturday, September 25, Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site  
10:00AM-7:00PM Poetry and Music Rounds on the 1883 Carson & Colorado Depot loading dock. (Poetry and Music Rounds will move into the Train Barn if the weather is not perfect.) Enjoy Kids Activities, food and crafts booths, the famous Laws Museum Home Made Pie Auction and 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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Sep 24, 2021 6:00 PM

Admission Level Price Remaining Quantity
Friday Opening Dinner Concert $65.00 80
Dinner at Whiskey Creek Restaurant, Choice of Beef or Chicken, with Vegetarian entrée available by advance request. Limited to 85 attendees.  
Poetry & Music Rounds Adult $15.00 ($16.74 w/service fee) 1000+
Adult admission to Laws Museum on September 25, 10:00AM-7:00PM  
Poetry & Music Rounds Child $10.00 ($11.49 w/service fee) 1000+
Child 12 and under admission to Laws Museum on September 25, 10:00AM-7:00PM  
Performing Student Poet Free 1000+
Free admission to Saturday Poetry and Music at Laws Museum 10:00AM - 7:00PM for performing student poets! ( Grades 1-12 ) Select Will Call, Print at Home, Physical tickets will not be sent.  
Sunday Graveside Farewell Free 1000+
We bring a great weekend to a close with a farewell to friends, new and old, at Curley's gravesite at Bishop Pioneer Cemetery behind the hospital on West Line Street.  
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Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site (View)
Silver Canyon Road P.O. Box 363
Bishop, CA 93515
United States



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



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