• Poets’ Corner: Rosemerry for Father’s Day

    1 month 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

    1 month 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

    2 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

    2 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

    2 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

    2 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)

    2 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

    2 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,…

  • Wilkinson Library: Where Poetry Meets the Divine

    3 months ago.

    Let’s talk about something besides weather. Let’s talk about life, the miraculous body, the wonders of the heart, the agony of loss. And what is spirit? And what is love? And what are we here for, anyway? That’s right. Let’s…

  • Wilkinson Library: New Book Return Drop Down Valley

    3 months ago.

    Get-together to celebrate on April 22 Wilkinson Public Library and the Friends of the Library are pleased to announce that a new book return drop box has been installed on the porch of the M&M Mercantile in Placerville (240 Front…

  • Talking Gourds Poetry Club: Jack Mueller Featured April 1

    3 months ago.

    You'd be a fool to miss it. Celebrating National Poetry Month, The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club features the legendary North Beach poet and Log Hill Village recluse, Jack Mueller, on April Fool's day or Tuesday, April 1, 6…

  • Wilkinson Library: "The Piano," March 3

    4 months ago.

    Telluride Film Festival, San Miguel Resource Center and Wilkinson Public Library Collaborate for March Cinematheque  The Telluride Film Festival, the San Miguel Resource Center and Wilkinson Public Library are pleased to present March’s edition Cinematheque, a collaboration that brings Festival-quality…

  • Poets' Corner: Bridger for Valentine's Day

    5 months ago.

    Popular celebrations of Valentine's Day gained traction in the late 17th century, but not until 100 years ago did most Europeans and Americans begin to agree that a long-term relationships (in those days, marriage) should be based on love and…

  • Poets' Corner: Rosemerry for Valentine's Day

    5 months ago.

    Before he was either a saint or a holiday, Valentine was a Christian priest martyred in the third century. Some legends say he was executed for defying an edict against conducting marriages for Roman soldiers whom the emperor believed would…

  • Poets' Corner: Feela for Valentine's Day

    5 months ago.

    According to a Floral Trends Tracking Study, Valentine's Day is the number one holiday for florists, accounting for most of the industry's fresh flower sales. Seventy-eight percent of the flowers consumers purchase for Valentine's Day are cut flowers, with men…

  • The End of Snow?

    5 months ago.

    Porter Fox grew up in northern Maine, where he began skiing at age two – and writing at about the same time. He graduated in 1994 from Middlebury College, where he ski-patrolled for the Middlebury Snow Bowl and sold season…