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Linda Kirkpatrick, Cowboy Poet, to Speak at May 12th Event
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 • Posted May 5, 2010

Linda Kirkpatrick, talented cowboy poet from Leaky, TX will be one of the speakers at the MAY EVENT sponsored by the San Saba Co. Extension Education Clubs. Wednesday, May 12th.

Growing up on a large isolated ranch near Leaky, Texas and later managing a 2000 acre cow/calf & white tail deer operation provided Linda with plenty of material for her poetry.

She has performed at many Cowboy events across the west including the National Cowboy Gathering at Elko, Nevada and the National Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock. She has won numerous awards for her work including a Best of the Best winner at a Cowboy Poetry Rodeo.

Linda also performs in a group called "The Cowboy Sunset Serenade," along with Frank Roberts and Joe Wells who do programs about the history of the cowboy, the west, and women of the west.

Some of Linda’s stories and poems can be found in her book Somewhere in the West, or her CD Beneath a Western Sky, which was nominated for Poetry CD of the year with the Academy of Western Artists. She writes a monthly column entitled Somewhere in the West, in Texas Escapes( which concentrates on the rich history of the Texas Hill Country and has also been featured in other publications and on the radio.

The other speakers at the May Event will be Cathy Ledbetter & Joanne Heady. Cathy who writes the "Notes from the Spring Creek Arts Guild" column for the San Saba News & Star will speak about "Finding Inspiration". Joanne, owner of Serenity Quilts of Many Colors in Brady will share her story of coming to Brady and her inspiration to open her business.

Registration for the day will be from 9:00 to 9:30 and the first speaker will begin soon after. If your schedule does not permit you to spend the whole day, you are welcome to come for the talks that most interest you. There is no admission fee but donations will be accepted to offset the expenses of the event. For more information contact the San Saba County AgriLife Extension office at 325-372-5416 or 325-372-3851.

The day will also include a display of the artistic projects completed during the past year by the Extension Club members; a silent auction, door prizes, and a luncheon served by the Extension Club members.

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