TELLURIDE LITERARY ARTS FEST

GATHERING TO CELEBRATE THE JOYS OF READING AND WRITING

TELLURIDE LITERARY ARTS FEST
GATHERING TO CELEBRATE THE JOYS OF READING AND WRITING

Talking Gourds partners with Between the Covers Bookstore, the Ah Haa School for the Arts, Wilkinson Library, the Literary Burlesque, and Telluride Arts to produce LitFest each year. Talking Gourds hosts a featured guest poet and an open reading gourds circle, the Fischer Prize awards ceremony, and every other year, the selection of the Western Slope Poet Laureate.

Talking Gourds is indebted to grants from Telluride Institute board member Audrey Marnoy, San Miguel County Poet Laureate Peter Waldor, and former commissioner Elaine Fischer for seeding our poetry programs.

For more info, call Art at 970-729-0220 or visit the LitFest Website.

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Sixth Annual Telluride Literary Arts Festival
May 17-19, 13019 [2019 CE]

Talking Gourds Schedule of Events

Friday  •  May 17
7:30 pm……………. Spotlight featuring Rafael Jesús González of Berkeley &
Colorado Mesa University emeritus professor
Luis Lopez of Grand Junction
@ the Liberty Bar
followed by All Poets Reading, open to all attendees

 Saturday  •  May 18
10 am ……………..…Poets Walk up Bear Creek with Art Goodtimes
Meet @ High Alpine Coffee with poems & instruments
(behind Between the Covers Bookstore — weather dependent)

1 pm…………………..Emerging Form, a live podcast
on the creative process with Christie Aschwanden
& Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer & guests @ Telluride Arts

2:15 pm….………………Honoring Ettore Rella with Daiva Chesonis,
reigning San Miguel County Poet Laureate reading the
Telluride-born poet’s “Onorina Rudelat (Immigrant Woman)” @ Telluride Arts

2:30 pm……………….Western Slope Poet Laureate announcement
& Luis Lopez reading a celebratory poem @ Telluride Arts

2:45 pm …………….Fischer Prize Ceremony @ Telluride Arts
presentation by Rafael Jesús González of the Fischer Prizes
plus presentation by Sheldon Cantor of the $500 Cantor Award
as well as readings by winning poets in attendance

Sunday  •  May 19
10 am……………….Gourds Circle @ Ah Haa School for the Arts
A sharing of poems and stories from LitFest (bring pillow)

All events listed here are free thanks to the generous support of the Telluride Institute, the Wilkinson Library, Telluride Arts, Ah Haa, Between the Covers and the Liberty Bar.

Visit the LitFest Website for Current Information.

Western Slope Poet Laureate emeritus Aaron Abeyta reads at the Liberty Bar during a past LitFest event (Photo by Daiva Chesonis)

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