• Talking Gourds: Elissa Dickson's Encore, 1/23/18

    2 days ago.

    In December 2016, San Miguel Poet Laureate Elissa Dickson brought down the house when she performed her poetry at a Talking Gourds event. Her must-go encore for Telluride's Poetry Club series takes place Tuesday, January 23, 6 p.m. at Telluride…

  • Poets' Corner: Bridger on a Yule Night

    4 weeks ago.

    Telluride regional local Kierstin Bridger got several early Xmas presents. In October she won a Women Writing The West Award in the Poetry category for her book, "Demimonde," which delves into Telluride's sultry, salty past and our ladies of the…

  • Poets' Corner: Rosemerry for Xmas

    4 weeks ago.

    Google “last minute Xmas gifts” and 100s of ideas show up, among my favorites: a gift of your time, like offering to babysit for your friends’ progeny; tickets to a sporting event or concert; a charitable donation in a friend…

  • Poets' Corner: Feela on Star Power, Xmas Star & Beyond

    4 weeks ago.

    The Star of Bethlehem – often just called the Christmas Star – is a major symbol  of the holiday season throughout the world. Picture the silhouettes of three regal men on camels. They are gazing across gently rolling hills or…

  • Talking Gourds Poetry Club: Howe, Trommer, Goodtimes, Waldor, 12/19

    1 month ago.

    Alya Howe of Carbondale is an amazing poet who joins locals Peter Waldor of Telluride; Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Placerville; and Art Goodtimes of Norwood for a special group reading at the Telluride Institute's Talking Gourds Poetry Club on Tuesday,…

  • WPL: Tracks in the Snow

    1 month ago.

    Former Telluride skier, writer and head of Ski School Peter Shelton recently released his seventh book. "Track in the Snow: Stories from a Life on Skis" is a collection of short essays, memories, and reflections on the magic and addictive pleasures…

  • Telluride Library: Retiring Bond, Party 12/1

    1 month ago.

    Telluride's five-star Wilkinson Public Library is pleased to announce the business office is making the last payment on the current building’s construction bond in December. In November 1997, approval for the bond passed by just two votes. To celebrate the…

  • Poets' Corner: Thanksgiving, A Choice

    1 month ago.

    In this Thanksgiving poem by our not-regular-enough contributor David Feela, a hawk could be a meta for us post-Thanksgiving and into the holiday season. If, that is, the day after, we see ourselves sitting high on the pole, fully satisfied…

  • Talking Gourds: Tracy Lightsey, 11/14

    2 months ago.

    The November edition of the Talking Gourds Poetry Club takes place Tuesday, November 14, 6 p.m. at the Telluride Arts HQ, 135 West Pacific, across the street from Telluride's Wilkinson Library. The featured artist is Tracy Lightsey. "It’s an honor…

  • Telluride Library: "1984," 11/13

    2 months ago.

    Telluride's Wilkinson Public Library is hosting a discussion of George Orwell's "1984." The event takes place Monday, November 13, 5:30 p.m. The talk is led by library staff member Laura Colbert and retired Telluride High School math and English teacher (and former…

  • Talking Gourds: Luis Lopez & Valerie Szarek, 10/24

    3 months ago.

    The monthly Talking Gourds Poetry Tour begins at the Telluride Arts HQ Gallery at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24; moves to a new venue on Wrights Mesa outside Norwood at Million Miles Away, located at 1150 County Road Z42,…

  • Rothman Named 4th Poet Laureate at Lit Fest

    3 months ago.

    The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds program named David J. Rothman of Crested Butte to serve as the fourth Western Slope Poet Laureate at the Telluride Literary Arts Festival this past May. Started at the Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival in Carbondale, the…

  • Traveling Gourds Tour: Telluride, 9/26

    3 months ago.

    After a summer hiatus, the Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds program is hosting Jodie Hollander of Avon as its featured reader for the Traveling Gourds Tour this month, September 25-29. A Norwood reading on the Talking Gourds Tour opens the Tour this…

  • Telluride Library: One Book, One Canyon

    4 months ago.

    Telluride’s five-star Wilkinson Public Library is launching the region’s first community read program. "One Book, One Canyon" is designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. For its inaugural program, WPL staff chose"The Distance Between Us" by Reyna Grande. …

  • Telluride Library: Friends of the Library Book Sale

    4 months ago.

    Labor Day weekend and the Telluride Film Festival mark the end of the summer season in Telluride, the crowds and the traffic –  well almost. Telluride Blues & Brews is right around the corner? (September 15 - 17.) And with it, more stars…

  • Poets’ Corner: Feela on Labor Day, One Last Hurrah

    4 months ago.

    Labor Day weekend in Telluride twins with the Telluride Film Festival. Elsewhere it is four days that mark the end of summer. Designated a holiday since 1884, Labor Day was instituted to celebrate the contributions of labor to the national welfare of the…