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Writing the West / Elise McHugh

Hats Off to Writing Groups Such As Women Writing the West

Hats Off to Writing Groups Such As Women Writing the West

Writers often look to writing organizations for support and networking opportunities. They are seeking a community, passionate about the same subjects, as a way to make writing seem not quite so solitary an exercise. So to start my new OldWestNewWest.com blog, I want to highlight one such organization: Women Writing the West (WWW).

The WWW is vibrant, active, and very supportive of its members. The women and men in this organization are creative and committed to their subjects, and they are passionate and knowledgeable about Western history!
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People of the West

Civil War Preservation Trust Fights To Save Battlefields in the West

Civil War Preservation Trust Fights To Save Battlefields in the West

James Lighthizer, president of the Civil War Preservation Trust, is keenly aware that the American Civil War battlefields in the West are in danger from development or deterioration, and that time is running out on the ability to fully preserve them....

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Book Reviews

Wallace Stegner and the American West

Wallace Stegner and the American West

Review by Allison Hood
Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental journalist Philip Fradkin (Stagecoach; A River No More) trains his literary eye on the physical, emotional and intellectual landscapes of iconic Western writer Wallace Stegner in a new biogra...

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Western Art

‘How Women Made the West’ Detailed in New Exhibit at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles

‘How Women Made the West’ Detailed in New Exhibit at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles The taming of the West, as portrayed in many Hollywood cowboy movies, was the result of strong-willed women-wives and mothers-demanding the town's excesses be tempered by building a law-abiding community complete with churches and schools.

John Ford's...
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Writing the West / Elise McHugh

‘Roundup!,’ Latest Collection of Western Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry from the Western Writers of America, Now Available

‘Roundup!,’ Latest Collection of Western Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry from the Western Writers of America, Now Available Roundup! , the latest collection of Western fiction and nonfiction short stories and poetry presented by the Western Writers of America and written by some of today's top Western writers, is now available in bookstores and online at Amazon.com.

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