11 Mar

2020 Spur Awards Announced

Encampment, WY – Documentarians Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, screenwriter John Fusco, and first-time novelist Shannon Pufahl are among this year’s Spur Award winners from Western Writers of America. Winners and finalists will be honored June 17-20 at Western Writers of America’s convention in Rapid City, S.D. Duncan’s Country Music: Episode Two: Hard Times (1933-1945) won

Continue Reading

16 Jan

Johnny D. Boggs to receive Owen Wister Award

ENCAMPMENT, Wyo. – Johnny D. Boggs, whose eight Spur Awards are a record in the 67-year history of Western Writers of America , will receive the organization’s 2020 Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature.  Boggs will also be inducted into the Western Writers Hall of Fame, housed outside the McCracken Research Library

Continue Reading

05 Jan

2020 Book Display Contest Opens

Western Writers of America Bookseller Display Contest In anticipation of Western Writers of America’s annual convention in the latter part of June, Western Writers of America is challenging booksellers, museum gift shop managers, and librarians to create a window or shelf display that highlight western authors and western musicians and their work.  The store, library, and

Continue Reading

10 Nov

Spur Award Contest Deadline Jan. 15, 2020

Entries are now being accepted for WWA’s Spur Awards. The final deadline for the 2020 competition requires that all material published or released for the first time between September 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 must reach the Spur Award chair and judges by January 15, 2020. The Spur Awards are for the best material

Continue Reading

12 Jun

Book Display Contest Winners – 2019

Western Writers of America is pleased to announce the winners of our annual book display contest.  The winner in the book store category is Get Lit Books in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and the winner in the museum category is the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona.  Both the book store and the museum will receive a $500

Continue Reading

12 Apr

Spur Award Entry Deadlines Change for 2020 contest

Entry deadlines for WWA’s Spur Awards will be staggered, based upon publication dates, beginning with 2020 competition for material published or released for the first time in 2019. Material first published or released between January 1 and August 31, 2019 must be received, along with entry forms, by the category judges and Spur chair no

Continue Reading

05 Mar

WWA announces 2019 Spur Award winners

     TUCSON, Ariz. – Johnny D. Boggs won his eighth Spur Award – becoming the all-time leader in Western Writers of America’s 66-year history – and Francisco Cantú won two Spurs, the nonprofit association announced. John D. Nesbitt and Mike Blakely won their fourth and third Spurs. Winners and finalists will be honored June 19-22 in

Continue Reading

19 Feb

Will Bagley to Receive WWA Owen Wister Award

ENCAMPMENT, Wyo. – Will Bagley, a journalist known for monumental nonfiction books about the Mormon West and overland trails, will receive the 2019 Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature from Western Writers of America (WesternWriters.org). Bagley will also be inducted into the Western Writers Hall of Fame, housed outside the McCracken Research

Continue Reading

04 Jan

Western Writers of America Bookseller Display Contest

In anticipation of Western Writers of America’s annual convention in June, Western Writers of America is challenging booksellers to create a window or shelf display that highlight western authors and western musicians and their work. The store and museum gift shop judged to have the best display will each win $500. WWA was incorporated in

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4