Medicine Hat Cowboy Life September 2020 Newsletter

The Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation is pleased to release its first issue of their official newsletter, Medicine Hat Cowboy Life.

In its pages, you will see the announcement of our LIVE! 2020 Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Show on September 27, 2020.

Riding on the success of the 2019 Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Show, Singer-Songwriter-Bandleader, Get-It-Done-Chief, Jen Zollner was inspired to form the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation.

Since its inception as a registered society, Jen and her team have worked on many fronts to meet the mandate of the Foundation: To preserve, promote and perform Cowboy Poetry and Western Music in Medicine Hat and Area.

Our show during Medicine Hat Public Library Culture Days later this month (September 2020) is one vehicle for realizing the Foundation’s goals. We are pleased to feature Doris Daley, cowboy poetry royalty!

Another is our newsletter, Medicine Hat Cowboy Life. In its pages you will learn more about the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation, Medicine Hat history, Cowboy Lingo, the Medicine Hat Horse breed, poetry and tidbits about Cowboy Life.

We welcome your feedback and contributions.

Welcome to Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation

Welcome to the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation web site, MHCowboyLife.com

The foundation was created to bring Cowboy Poetry and Western Music to the Medicine Hat area.

Our initial plan was to organize a Cowboy Poetry and Music event each year.

Our hope was to attract young people as in 4-H Clubs, to our unique art form using stories, poems and music to preserve and celebrate cowboy history and the cowboy way of life.

When Covid-19 hit, our live shows were suspended as was all hope of in-person connections with 4-H.

In the true “git-er-done” cowboy fashion we began developing other ideas.

Like having a virtual Cowboy Show. We are currently working on what that looks like. You might want to check out the Willow Creek Virtual Cowboy Gathering.

We also started a Cowboy Vernacular document to record vocabulary for country and cowboy life. That has morphed into a book that will be available on this site.

We developed a Cowboy Poetry Writing workshop that we will be offering online.

We’ve also started collecting local rural stories from seniors with the goal to create poems and songs from their stories. The seniors we’ve connected with love to share their stories and we are delighted to be building a library of local history on our web site.

How do you get involved with Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation?

We are actively seeking members who want to be part of this exciting adventure. Perhaps you are able to spare $20 for an annual membership.

All 2020 memberships include this handsome souvenir coaster.

2020 Membership Coaster

Perhaps you have some time to spare and would like to visit with seniors to collect their stories.

Or share your writing know-how at one of our workshops.

Or try your hand at writing poems from your experiences.

There are many ways you can be involved.

To get your 2020 souvenir coaster, connect with Carol Eisenbarth at MHCowboyLife@gmail.com