• Between the Covers: Ken Burns & Friends at 2014 Film Fest Sidewalk Signings

    2 days ago.

    Ken Burns is one of Telluride’s favorite sons, since 1985 a regular at the Telluride Film Festival (August 29 – September 1), where is he also a board member.   In truth, the iconic filmmaker has a 20+year relationship with the…

  • Lundahl Captures Telluride’s “Outlaw Spirit”

    3 days ago.

    “This is a magnificent book, sweeping in its vision of the most beautiful town in America, the magical box canyon where nature perpetually exhibits what Emily Dickinson once called the “far theatricals of day," and where the humans lucky enough…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Looking Ahead at Telluride’s Raunchy Past

    5 days ago.

    Editor’s note: I am reminded of the man every day. A talented sculptor, one of his mobiles sits on the coffee table in our living room. But I had not seen or heard from Oleh Lysiak for over 20 years. Ah, the wonders of…

  • Between the Covers: Antonya Nelson at Arroyo 8/20

    1 week ago.

    The lady has a thing for ghostly mining towns in idyllic Rocky Mountain settings. There is the one she bought piecemeal with her husband, a place with attitude (neighbors don’t speak to one another) and altitude (9,400 feet) that once…

  • Outlaw Reflections: Looking Forward to Telluride’s Raunchy Past

    3 weeks ago.

    Editor’s note: I am reminded of the man every day. A talented sculptor, one of his mobiles sits on the coffee table in our living room. But I had not seen or heard from Oleh Lysiak for over 20 years. Ah, the wonders of…

  • Talking Gourds: North Fork Poets Miller & McGarry Featured

    4 weeks ago.

    The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club for Tuesday, Aug. 5th (8:00 pm at Arroyo) features two inspiring Colorado women, deeply influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, who’ve been writing all their lives. Tara Edna Miller and her husband Sam Brown have…

  • Telluride Library: Bioneer HiLites

    4 weeks ago.

    Join the movement for environmental, cultural and social wellness! Hear fascinating speakers and take part in interesting conversations at Wilkinson Public Library the last Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m., when we show video excerpts from the 2013 Bioneers…

  • Between the Covers: “Telluride: A Silver Past, A Golden Future”

    4 weeks ago.

    Same old story: came for a visit; put down roots. But this particular Telluride tale has a uniquely artful twist: a gorgeous coffee-table book entitled “Telluride: A Silver Past, A Golden Future.” “Telluride: A Silver Past, A Golden Future,” conceived…

  • Poets’ Corner: Rosemerry for Father’s Day

    2 months ago.

    “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven…

  • Poets’ Corner: Feela for Father’s Day

    2 months ago.

    To honor the memory of his father on Father’s Day, David Feela choose to continue a tradition scholars say might have emerged from Babylonian ruins, where upon a 4,000 years ago, a boy named Elmesu carved a message of good health…

  • Tall Tales: Begley’s Biography of Updike, Reviewed

    3 months ago.

    If you marvel at the prose of John Updike, you’ll enjoy the biography by Adam Begley. I suppose my job is to answer the question for non-believers: Why should I read this?  My answer is this: Begley’s fine portrait helps us…

  • Ah Haa LitFest Workshop: Amy Irvine McHarg & Craig Childs

    3 months ago.

    "Raising the Dead: A Walking Celebration of Landscape and Literature," Saturday, May 17 Writers, readers and lovers of books are invited to a workshop with award-winning Colorado authors Amy Irvine McHarg and Craig Childs on Saturday, May 17, 8:30 am-noon.…

  • Telluride Arts: Mark Fischer Poetry Prize 5/17/2014

    3 months ago.

    Mark Fischer Poetry Prize Awards Celebration, presented in conjunction with Telluride Literary Arts Festival. At Arroyo, 6 – 7:30 p.m. The 16th annual Mark Fischer Poetry Prize awards and reading will take place on Saturday, May 17, 6-7:30 pm at Arroyo Wine…

  • Lit Fest's Burlesque: "Taking it All Off” – Poetically

    3 months ago.

    This is the razor’s edge. It is the line between sexuality, tease, and the real deal, the raw, cutthroat gulp where performance meets poetry, where neo-Burlesque meets memoir, where fiction flies like a dove from a magic hat. This is…

  • Poet’s Corner: Kierstin Bridger for Mother’s Day (in Nigeria)

    3 months ago.

    Did you know that 72 percent of moms felt more beautiful when they were pregnant. And for Mother’s Day (today), 1 in 4 moms say they want a trip to the spa, all according to blogs.baby center.com. Jennifer Borget’s post…

  • Poets' Corner: Two from Rosemerry for Mother’s Day

    3 months ago.

    Editor’s note: Internet research came up with the history of Mother’s Day. The tribute was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe (who wrote the words to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”) as a day dedicated to peace. In 1907,…