Wyoming ©Author Adventures

Literary Wyoming

The Wyoming Author Adventures Trail takes you from the southeastern to the northwestern parts of the state, and features early writers of the West, such as Buffalo Bill and Owen Wister, and the academic home of several major contemporary writers.

When you start walking there, notice the soil. According to a Publishers Weekly interview, author Patricia MacLachlan (Sarah, Plain and Tall) is a Wyoming native and keeps prairie dirt around continuously to remind her of her childhood. Another comtemporary writer whose childhood occurred in Wyoming, specifically in Caspar, is Lynne Cheney. Neither has homes open to the public there, but both credit their Wyoming upbringing for insights informing their work.

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A. Literary Laramie: John Edgar Wideman, Terry McMillan, and W. Edward Deming at University of Wyoming, Laramie and American Heritage Center at University of Wyoming, Laramie
B. Owen Wister, Medicine Bow
C. Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody

Below is the Wyoming Author Adventures Trail.