As part of the annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival, authors Carolyn Dufurrena and Pam Royes read from and discuss their work.
Carolyn Dufurrena is an author, poet, filmmaker and award-winning journalist from rural northwestern Nevada. She is a regular contributor to RANGE Magazine, and was Outside Editor for C.J. Hadley’s Reflections of the West: Cowboy Painters and Poets as well as Brushstrokes and Balladeers: Painters and Poets of the American West, which received the Wrangler Award for Best Poetry Book of 2014 from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and the 2014 Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Poetry. She is the author of the award-winning Fifty Miles from Home: Riding the Long Circle on a Nevada Family Ranch, with photographer Linda Dufurrena, and Sharing Fencelines: Three Friends Write from Nevada’s Sagebrush Corner with Linda Hussa and Sophie Sheppard as well as a poetry chapbook, “That Blue Hour.”
She performs regularly at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko and is a member of Nevada Arts Council’s Artists in Schools and Communities Roster, through which she conducts residencies in poetry and digital storytelling. She is a member of the Nevada Humanities Board of Trustees.
Pamela Royes, is an author, she lives with her husband in northeastern, Oregon where they raise cattle and hay. They have two children and three grandchildren. Temperance Creek, a memoir and her first book is being hailed by critics around the country.
The event is free and open to the public.