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

    1 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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

    2 weeks 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

    2 weeks 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

    1 month 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

    1 month 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

    2 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!

    2 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…

  • Winter Solstice: A Few Facts & Two Poems

    2 months ago.

    The term solstice means "sun stands still." On the year's two solstices (winter and summer) the sun appears to halt in its incremental journey across the sky and change little in position during this time. Of course, contrary to appearances…

  • Between the Covers: Author-Artist Meet ’N Greet, 12/20

    2 months ago.

    Stop in at Telluride’s Between the Covers Bookstore on Tuesday, December 20, 4 - 6 p.m. for an Authors & Artists Meet ’N Greet (a nano-market of sorts, smaller than a pop-up, right?) for Happy Hour. (After that, head uptown for the celebration at the…

  • Telluride Library & Fire Fest: A Journey Into the Flow Arts Starts 12/15

    2 months ago.

    In collaboration with the Telluride Fire Festival, January 20-22, 2017, Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library is offering three FREE beginner classes in December & January in the Flow Arts: Poi, Staff, and Hoops. First class takes place December 15. Reserve your space now. What…

  • Telluride’s Talking Gourds: Dickson Featured 12/14

    2 months ago.

    County Poet Laureate Elissa Dickson showcased on Traveling Gourds Tour in December. Telluride event is Wednesday, December 14, 6 p.m. Telluride Arts’ new office across the street from the Telluride Library. San Miguel County’s poet laureate Elissa Dickson brings her…