• Rosemerry at TEDxPaonia: Art of Changing Metaphors

    2 days ago.

    We claim her, so we name her. Telluride’s Word Woman is Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. The Telluride Literary Festival describes Rosemerry as one of its notorious “Burl Gurrls,” an elite sorority that includes other red hot poets: Amy Irvine, Kierstin Bridger, and Ellen Metrick.…

  • 3rd Annual Telluride Literary Art Fest

    3 weeks ago.

    3rd Telluride Literary Arts Festival features eclectic events for lovers of books and poetry. Award-winning author Peter Heller is special guest. Panel discussions, burlesque, a major poetry prize, bird forays, activities for kids, all part of Lit Fest. Get ‘Lit’ in Telluride,…

  • Aronson’s “Orchestra of Exiles”: Book Launch in NYC 4/ 6

    4 weeks ago.

    Under the umbrella of Aronson Films, long-time, part-time local Josh Aronson made MTV videos, television pilots and specials and over 500 commercials before turning to documentaries in 1999. The multi-talented filmmaker is also a high-level amateur concert pianist, who regularly performs chamber music…

  • Talking Gourds: Featured Poets, April 1 & More

    1 month ago.

    Climate isn’t the only thing changing. The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds has moved its date from April 5th to April 1st, because the Telluride ski area closes April 3rd and Spring Break starts for the local schools. What’s more, the Bardic Trails Tour…

  • MIXX: An Evening with “Demimonde"

    1 month ago.

    Readings from “Demimonde,” book-signing, and talk featuring author/poet Kierstin Bridger, hosted by Pia Gedeon, owner, MIXX Projects + Atelier. Free gathering is Thursday, March 10, 7 – 9 p.m., 307 East Colorado Avenue. “Demimonde” is available at Telluride’s Between the Covers bookstore. Please RSVP to…

  • Talking Gourds: Levering & Bower

    2 months ago.

    Levering & Bower make 3rd Bardic Trails Tour of Western Slope. Montrose-local poet Jean Bower will share the Talking Gourds Poetry Club spotlight March 1, 6 p.m., at Arroyo’s Telluride with visiting master poet and 2015 Mark Fischer first runner-up Donald…

  • Erika Moss Gordon’s “Phases"

    2 months ago.

    Most of us associate the name Erika Moss Gordon with the Telluride Film Festival, where she does community outreach programs as vice president of filmanthropy and education. But Film Fest is her day job. Erika’s passion (and talent) is writing poetry. Check out…

  • Poets’ Corner: Rosemerry for Valentine’s Day

    2 months ago.

    On Valentine’s Day, it all seems so straightforward, so simple: he gives you a little box or a big bouquet, chocolates too maybe; you give him, what?, basketball tickets. Long glance looks over a romantic dinner. But through her words, regular…

  • Telluride Library: Comedy Night with Feela & Hopkins, 2/11

    2 months ago.

    Consider them the warm-up act for the 17th annual Telluride Comedy Festival, which opens at the Sheridan Opera House with Locals Night, Thursday, February 11, 8 p.m., right after authors David Feela and John Christian Hopkins close their show. Feela's and…

  • Talking Gourds: Smith & Wright, 2/2/16

    3 months ago.

    Ouray local poet and independent journalist Samantha Tisdel Wright will share the Talking Gourds Poetry Club spotlight with visiting master poet, teacher, and presidential advisor Jared Smith of New York State and of late, Lafayette, Colorado. Readings take place Tuesday,…

  • Telluride Library: Pam Houston Featured

    3 months ago.

    Author, speaker, and teacher Pam Houston returns to town as a featured speaker in Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library's Amazing Authors Series. (Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the  rest of the 2016 schedule.) Houston – who wrote a killer…

  • Talking Gourds: Mark Fischer Poetry Prize

    3 months ago.

    Last year we doubled the prize ante. This year the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize (MFPP) is extending its poetry reach into Canada and kicking a few hundred dollars more into the award mix. In its 19th year, MFPP plans to…

  • Talking Gourds: Jewel & Judyth Hill, 1/5, Arroyo

    4 months ago.

    In a poetry coup, two amazing performers kick off the Talking Gourds new year with dynamic readings – the Alaska-born singer/songwriter/poet Jewel, who’s a part-time Telluride resident, and Southwestern writing teacher/editor/poet Judyth Hill, author of “Wage Peace” and a number of critically-acclaimed poetry books.  …

  • Poets’ Corner: Resolved, in the New Year

    4 months ago.

    The first New Year’s Eve celebration dates back 4,000 years to the time of Julius Caesar. The emperor of Rome was the first to declare January 1 a national holiday. He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus…

  • Poets’ Corner: A Nugget for the New Year

    4 months ago.

    You’ve made a little list and checked it twice. No, not that list. Christmas is over. Your New Year’s Eve resolutions. The top 10 usually include losing weight, eating more healthily, exercising more, stopping smoking, sticking to a budget, saving money, getting more…

  • Poets’ Corner: Goodtimes for New Year’s Day

    4 months ago.

    Heavyweight (we mean that in the good sense) Green Party county commissioner, shroom afficionado, accomplished basketweaver, potato farmer– and poet extraordinaire (in 2011, he was named Western Slope Poet Laureate), let the Goodtimes roll. We are, of course, talking about…