• Friends of the Library Book Sale, 3/24-3/26

    1 week ago.

    Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library joins seven other libraries in Colorado to be recognized nationally with a “Star Ranking,” but is the only Colorado Five Star library– for the ninth year in a row. And some of that star power is thanks to…

  • Talking Gourds March: Franks Coons Featured, 2/21

    1 week ago.

    Sometimes growth is good. And the Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds performance poetry program is pleased to announce that Frank H. Coons of Grand Junction will be inaugurating the Tour’s new Thursday nights in Delta County. The March Talking Gourds show…

  • Ah Haa: Paul Evans, Surprises & Amazes, 3/14- 3/16

    2 weeks ago.

    Paul Evans returns to once again razzle-dazzle his audience with three more engaging lectures at Telluride’s Ah Haa School for the Arts, The dates are Tuesday, March 14, Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The talks are free and…

  • Telluride Library: March Trifecta, 3/12- 3/14

    3 weeks ago.

    Overwhelmed by the pace of current events? Dismayed by the vitriol that seems to infuse the zeitgeist these days? How about a diversion to focus your mind in a positive, constructive direction, something interesting –  and free –  all happening early next week at Telluride’s…

  • Talking Gourds, February: Wild Rose & McRedeye Featured, 2/21

    1 month ago.

    Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Placerville and Art Goodtimes of Norwood are the featured performers for the Telluride Institute's Traveling Gourds Tour, Tuesday, February 21-Friday, February 24, visiting Telluride, Colona, and Fruita. (A regularly scheduled Thursday night stop at Cimarron Coffeeroasters in Ridgway has…

  • Poets’ Corner: Our Poet Laureate Brings the Heat for Valentine’s Day

    1 month ago.

    It was standing room only last December at the Telluride Institute's Talking Gourds Poetry bash and San Miguel Poet Laureate Elissa Dickson did not disappoint her crowd. For the end-of-the-year celebration, she delivered fireworks in the form of her unfiltered words, bringing the house down…

  • For Valentine’s Day: Five Tips for Riding With Your Sweetie

    1 month ago.

    This story by Deb Dion, now co-owner and editor-in-chief of Telluride Magazine, was originally published in 2013. But no truer words were ever spoken. On Valentine’s Day, it is not little boxes, not tickets to a game, not chocolates, not flower, it…

  • Poets’ Corner: An "Un-Valentine" for Valentine’s Day

    1 month ago.

    Are you a Valentine’s Day cynic? Do you object to all the sappy sentiment with sugar on top we are forced to consume in excess on one particular day in February? Are you over the oh-so-impersonal flowers, chocolates, and too cute teddy bear staples that pretty…

  • Poets’ Corner: Erika Gordon for Valentine’s Day

    1 month ago.

    Nothing is in stone about the Christian martyr who was buried near Rome on February 14. There were a number of different Saint Valentines: even Pope Gregory had no clue who the guy was when he established a feast in…

  • Poets’ Corner: Valentine’s Day, Art Goodtimes

    1 month ago.

    Soon it will be Valentine’s Day, stirring up hot-blooded passions at a cold-blooded time of year. Asked to send along bon mots (to go along with bon bons) for the holiday), Art Goodtimes’ words suggest love is not always a many…

  • Poets’ Corner: Feela for Valentine’s Day

    1 month ago.

    On Valentine’s Day, in some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the threads, it means she will marry him. But most men in this country hedge their bets: married or…

  • "Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery," 2/12

    1 month ago.

    Telluride’s Between the Covers Bookstore welcomes Steph Jagger, author of  “Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery," to town for a talk at the Telluride Library, on Sunday, February 12, 6 p.m.     Have you ever wondered what it would be…

  • Talking Gourds January: Bridger, Paulson & Wright

    2 months ago.

    On the heels of a standing-room-only performance in December 1216 by Telluride poetry sensation (and director of adult program at the Telluride Library) Elissa Dickson, the Telluride Institute's Traveling Gourds Tour kicks off its 5th annual winter/spring performance schedule with three renowned poets…

  • Telluride Library: January Happenings

    2 months ago.

    Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library earned a “Five Star” rating from Library Journal for the ninth consecutive year. Telluride’s Library joins seven other libraries in Colorado to be recognized nationally with a “Star Ranking,” but is the only Colorado Five Star library. Below are the…

  • Poets’ Corner: Nuggets from Rosemerry for Xmas

    3 months ago.

    No matter how darn organized you are, it is likely there is at least one person on your Christmas shopping list who has stopped you dead in your (very tired by now) tracks. Or some stocking that is not stuffed…

  • Poets’ Corner Xmas: Feela’s Bah-Hooey!

    3 months ago.

    Unless you’re a hermit or anyone really who chooses not to socialize or exchange presents (or even niceties), Christmas brings an onslaught of new tasks and, with them, stress guaranteed to minimize yuletide cheer. But the truth is that every year we bring something to…