Towns Under 1,000

In June the Wyoming Humanities Council and our program partners welcomed poet and educator Naomi Shihab Nye back to Wyoming for Giving Voice: Towns Under 1,000. Nye toured towns with populations of less than 1,000 giving poetry readings and writing workshops that placed emphasis on the importance of the written word when it comes to expressing individual and community voices. Known for her warmth and charisma, Nye is an internationally recognized writer who has traveled widely, using her experiences to find our shared humanity across continents and cultures.


See an interview with Nye from the Towns Under 1,000 tour.


Friday June 22: Giving Voice Poetry Reading and Potluck with Naomi Shihab Nye

Bitter Creek Ranch—6 p.m.


Saturday June 23: Giving Voice Poetry Workshop

Bitter Creek Ranch—10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Contact: Sheila Jeremiah

307-682-0162 or 307-680-3058



Saturday, June 23: Giving Voice Poetry Reading by Naomi Shihab Nye

Kaycee Branch Library—7 p.m.

Contact Nancy Shiffer



Sunday, June 24: Giving Voice Poetry Reading and Mini-workshop with Naomi Shihab Nye

Little Snake River Museum, Savery—2-4 p.m.

Contact: Linda Fleming



Monday, June 25: Giving Voice Poetry Reading and Mini-workshop

Eden-Farson Community Center—1-3 p.m.

Contact: Marcia Hensley



Tuesday, June 26: College Bound Latinas

Naomi will give one-on-one writing workshops to selected high school students in the Jackson area.