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Western Writing: The Literature of America's Soul - Part II

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WESTERN WRITING: THE LITERATURE OF AMERICA’S SOUL AUGUST 7, 2014 - AUGUST 28, 2014

August 14, 2014

This Week's Theme: Texas Rangers in Legend and Story

Interview Guests: Larry D. Sweazy, two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur award and author of “Vengeance at Sundown” and  Cotton Smith, Western historian, artist, horseman and the author of dozens of western novels, including one of my favorites "Brothers of the Gun."

This week's Message: The “Western” is a genre of various arts, such as film, television, radio, literature, painting and others. When most of us think about Western literature, we think of  writers devoted to telling stories set primarily in the late 19th century in the American Old West, hence the name. However, in today’s world of literature, the name “Western” can be misleading to some. Western literature is about yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Western literature has many genres, including Fiction, Nonfiction, Juvenile, Juvenile Nonfiction, Poetry and even Music.

Throughout the month of August, Life Changing Talk Radio has teamed with the Western Writers of America, Inc. (WWA) to produce and broadcast four very special episodes. Each episode will include interviews with members of the WWA and will address several interesting and enlightening aspects of contemporary Western literature.

Western Writers of America, Inc., was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the Western field.  Today the organization has over 650 members who write everything from mainstream fiction to local history.

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