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Art of the Story Festival: Tom Swearingen

2017 WCCLS Art of the Story Festival - April 1-8, 2017 - Save the Date!

Everyone will be hearing voices of inspiration, history and humor at the Washington County libraries’ 13th annual Art of the Story festival. All shows will be designed for adults - with a few also open to children ages 6+. Admission is FREE to the week-long festival and venues will be countywide.
Festival updates will be posted to this page as they become available.

Tom Swearingen

Cowboy poet Tom Swearingen tells stories about the American west based on his life in the saddle. Funny or serious, he brings his original stories to life with the rhythm of poetry. Tom is popular at cowboy gatherings and horse camps. But he is also popular at libraries, historical centers, and wherever else you find folks who appreciate the cultural heritage of the West.

Tom is two-time winner of the National Finals Rodeo Cowboy Poetry Week Contest. His Horses and Happiness CD is a two-time Western Music Association finalist for Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year.

Tom and his wife live in Tualatin, Oregon and can often be found riding horses in Oregon’s backcountry.