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

    18 hours 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 days 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…

  • Talking Gourds: Smith & Wright, 2/2/16

    1 week ago.

    Ouray local poet and independent journalist Samantha Tisdel Wright will share the Talking Gourds Poetry Club spotlight with visiting master poet, teacher, and presidential advisor Jared Smith of New York State and of late, Lafayette, Colorado. Readings take place Tuesday,…

  • Telluride Library: Pam Houston Featured

    4 weeks ago.

    Author, speaker, and teacher Pam Houston returns to town as a featured speaker in Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library's Amazing Authors Series. (Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the  rest of the 2016 schedule.) Houston – who wrote a killer…

  • Talking Gourds Poetry Club: New Bardic Trails Tour on Western Slope

    1 month ago.

    Poetry’s upping the ante on Colorado’s Western Slope with a new three-day poetry tour at the beginning of each month. Starting Tuesday, Jan. 5-6-7, master poet/teacher Judyth Hill will appear consecutively for readings in Telluride, Montrose and Fruita as part of a new collaboration…

  • Talking Gourds: Jewel & Judyth Hill, 1/5, Arroyo

    1 month ago.

    In a poetry coup, two amazing performers kick off the Talking Gourds new year with dynamic readings – the Alaska-born singer/songwriter/poet Jewel, who’s a part-time Telluride resident, and Southwestern writing teacher/editor/poet Judyth Hill, author of “Wage Peace” and a number of critically-acclaimed poetry books.  …

  • Poets’ Corner: Resolved, in the New Year

    1 month ago.

    The first New Year’s Eve celebration dates back 4,000 years to the time of Julius Caesar. The emperor of Rome was the first to declare January 1 a national holiday. He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus…

  • Poets’ Corner: A Nugget for the New Year

    1 month ago.

    You’ve made a little list and checked it twice. No, not that list. Christmas is over. Your New Year’s Eve resolutions. The top 10 usually include losing weight, eating more healthily, exercising more, stopping smoking, sticking to a budget, saving money, getting more…

  • Between the Covers: “Durango: A Silver Past, A Golden Future"

    1 month ago.

    From age 12 until 99, William Henry Jackson was, ahem, focused on photography. After a tour of duty in the Civil War, Jackson headed West, eventually settling in Omaha, Nebraska, where he opened a portrait photography studio with his brother…

  • Poets’ Corner: A Xmas Kiss

    1 month ago.

    "How does the ordinary person come to an experience of the transcendent? For a start, I would say, study poetry. Learn how to read a poem. You need not have the experience to get the message, or at least some…

  • Telluride Library: December Happenings

    2 months ago.

    December is chock full of events for all ages and interests such as those listed below. Find out more about regular programs such as story time and fitness classes on our events page, events calendar, Facebook page or drop by and pick up an old-fashioned paper calendar. As always, all events are FREE and take place at Wilkinson Public Library (unless…

  • Snow Sunday: Wet Paint, Locked Banks, & World Peace

    2 months ago.

    I had this really snarky, hilarious friend in college named Kristin. Kristin was always saying and doing funny things, like trying to open the doors to a bank at night (someday someone’s going to forget to lock them, right?) and…

  • Poets’ Corner: Feela on Black Friday, Sort Of

    2 months ago.

    Thanksgiving is over. Thank goodness. You made it through the family gathering unscathed. There was plenty for the vegan in the mix. Not one relative was transitioning. No one left the table in a huff. No one cried. That’s the…

  • Poets’ Corner: Putting the “Thanks” Back Into “Thanksgiving"

    2 months ago.

    Thanksgiving is a story of traditions old and new, a day of  family, feasting, and football. And all that is good, but is it good enough? Shouldn’t Thanksgiving be about more than that? This poem by Word Woman Rosemerry Trommer puts the “thanks"…

  • Poets’ Corner: Fowl Play

    2 months ago.

    Literary Burlesque, an evening of baring it all in word (for sure) and deed (almost, which makes it all more sensual), has become the highlight of the Telluride Literary Arts Festival. And from the get-go, one of the stars of the all-star…

  • Poets’ Corner: Goodtimes on Thanksgiving

    2 months ago.

    On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday of November to be the national holiday of Thanksgiving, a day to count our blessings for the bounty in our lives, as below in this poem by beloved country commissioner Art Goodtimes.  …