Music and Poetry: Lauren Podjun + Gayle Irwin

August 3, 2020 • 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Grill & Venue

Lauren Podjun is a Singer Songwriter and Composer from Casper Wyoming. She graduated in 2020 from Casper College and is planning on attending CU Denver to study music. In 2019 she competed in the Wyoming Singer Songwriter Competition and placed 3rd in state. Lauren works at Vibes Fine and Preforming Arts as a Ukulele instructor. She also gigs, playing her own music around the community during her free time. Lauren's days are filled with nonstop music and she wouldn't have it any other way. Her career path is to become a full-time musician and composer.

Michael Shay is unable to join us for this event, so Gayle Irwin will be stepping in. Gayle M. Irwin is an award-winning author and freelance writer, being recognized by Wyoming Writers, Inc., and the Wyoming Press Association for several of her works. She's contributed short stories to seven Chicken Soup for the Soul books, is a featured writer with WREN (Wyoming Rural Electric News) Magazine, and is currently writing articles for the Casper Star Tribune's Breaking Through series. She also contributed stories for the newspaper's They Served With Honor - Vietnam collection. She is a member of Wyoming Writers, Inc., and Northern Colorado Writers. Gayle is the author of many inspirational pet books for children and adults, including clean, contemporary western romance novels, Christian devotions for dog-lovers, and children's books with life lessons woven within the pages. A pet rescue and adoption advocate, she volunteers for various regional organizations and donates a percentage of her book sales to such groups. Gayle lives in Casper with her husband, Greg, and their rescued animals.

Refreshments from Bourgeois Pig sold at 6:45 and at intermission.

Co-Sponsored by the Casper Journal. Partial funding is from the Wyoming Community Foundation - Casper Area, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.

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