• Mark Fischer Poetry Prize Announced

    2 weeks ago.

    Julie Shavin of Colorado Springs wins $1000 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize. The awards and number of contestants keep getting bigger in the run up to the 19th annual Mark Fischer Poetry Contest. This year’s judge, Southwest poet/provocateur Judith Hill, reviewed 330 poems from 130…

  • Telluride Literary Arts Fest: For the Birds!

    2 weeks ago.

    The 3rd Telluride Literary Arts Festival features eclectic events for lovers of books and poetry. Award-winning author-adventurer Peter Heller is special guest. Panel discussions, burlesque, a major poetry prize, activities for kids – and birding with Ted Floyd, are all part of the weekend, May…

  • Telluride Lit Fest: Peter Heller, Featured Guest

    2 weeks ago.

    3rd Telluride Literary Arts Festival, Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22. 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. For an event overview, go…

  • Poets’ Corner: Erika X 2 for Mother’s Day

    3 weeks ago.

    In most cases, the lucky ones, mothers are the Linus blankets of our early lives. We hang on as long as we can. Early on, we can’t go to sleep without them nearby. When we think of our most cherished childhood memories, moms typically…

  • Poets’ Corner: Bridger for Mother’s Day

    3 weeks ago.

    Tick tock. It is very nearly time to celebrate Mother’s Day. (Although we should celebrate moms everyday.) It is also a day all mom’s who are mindful are reminded of time passing; little hearts growing, then scattering: Where are you going, my little one,…

  • Poets’ Corner: 4 For Mother’s Day from Rosemerry

    4 weeks ago.

    Mother’s Day... The holiday is a tribute to the person in every family who can chew gum, rub her tummy, run a company, well some do, and balance a checkbook (i.e. multi-task like crazy). The event was first suggested in 1872 by…

  • Talking Gourds: Ward & Chesonis Featured In May

    4 weeks ago.

    Traveling Gourds brings Ward & Chesonis to Western Slope. Storyteller and poet Ed Ward of Denver teams up with bookseller-owner, Telluride’s Between the Covers, and poet Daiva Chesonis to bring lyrical performances to the Telluride Institute’s four-stop poetry tour of Western Colorado May 3-5.…

  • Rosemerry at TEDxPaonia: Art of Changing Metaphors

    4 weeks 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.…

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

    2 months 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

    2 months 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…

  • Jeff Price: “Improbable Fortunes,” A Review

    2 months ago.

    Launch party for debut novel of longtime Telluride local and screenwriter Jeff Price. Event takes place Thursday, March 24, 6 p.m., at Arroyo Telluride. “Improbable Fortunes” is available at Telluride's Between the Covers bookstore. “Improbable Fortunes,” Telluride author Jeff Price’s roller-coaster…

  • MIXX: An Evening with “Demimonde"

    2 months 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…

  • Erika Moss Gordon’s “Phases"

    3 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

    3 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…

  • Poets Corner: Two for You for Valentine’s Day

    3 months 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…

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

    3 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…