The Western Music Association was founded in 1988 to foster the professional growth of individual performing members through their web site, the quarterly "Western Way," the annual International Western Music Festival every November, state and regional chapters, and an Educational Outreach Program.
The Western Wordsmiths Chapter started in 2011 to provide more support and opportunities for Western writers within the Western Music Association. Our members include poets, authors, story tellers, song writers and lyricists.
The primary goal of the Western Wordsmiths Chapter is to create poetry awards, and eligibility criteria for those awards.
Volunteers are needed. If you have an idea for Western Wordsmiths and are willing to chair a committee to make it happen, please contact a member of the Board. If you are a Western Wordsmiths member, and if you have the time and if you have a thick skin and if and want to volunteer, we want to hear from you. Please contact member of the Board for any of the above reasons. Thanks!
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Sept 13: The deadline for the 2nd annual Georgie Sicking award has been extended to Sept 30.
Aug 2: Congratulations to Floyd Beard for winning the 2015 National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo.
July 27: Congratulations to the following nominees for the 2015 WMA Awards of Excellence:
July 13: Congratulatins to Deanna Dickinson McCall on the release of her new book, "Rough Patches."
July 10: Congratulations to Almeda Bradshaw. Her poem "Abide" was selected for the column "Penned by Lantern Light" in The Western Way Summer 2015.