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LITERARY EVENTS

+ TALKING GOURDS POETRY GATHERINGS

Bardic Trails

First Tuesday of every month: 7:00 – 8:30pm on Zoom
The brainchild of the Talking Gourds Poetry Club, each Bardic Trails poetry night features an award-winning guest poet sharing their new and exciting work. The reading will be followed with a Q & A about the poet’s work and inspirations, with time afterwards for poetry sharing from attendees – a Gourd Circle of sharing whatever poetry attendees wish, or just listening in.

On July 2 we will feature Tina Deschenie, a Diné poet, writer, administrator, and educator. Tina, along with her husband Michael Thompson, appeared in a visual art/poetry Ah Haa show in Telluride earlier this year and in several recent collections out of Cortez edited by the late Sonja Horoshko — Wet: An Anthology of Water Poems and Prose From the High Desert and Mountains of the Four Corners Region and Fertile: An Anthology of Earth Poems and Prose From the High Desert and Mountains of the Four Corners Region. Joanna suggests “Wanting” as a prompt for anyone who desires one.

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Registration: Pre-registration is no longer required, participants can use the button above to join the Zoom or you can email Goodtimes at art@tellurideinstitute.org for the link. Please subscribe to the Talking Gourds mailing list to receive monthly emails and zoom information automatically.

Stories & Poems

Norwood starts at 6:00 pm at the Lone Cone Library on the third Wednesday of every month
Naturita starts at 11:00 am at the Naturita Library on the third Sunday of every month

Stories & Poems follows a simple format. There will be a performance of a featured storyteller or poet, followed by a question and answer session and then a Gourd Circle. At that point, everyone present will be invited to tell a story, perform a poem (an original or a favorite written by someone else), read a short section of prose or simply pass the gourd on to the next person. A collaboration of the Lone Cone and Naturita Libraries and the Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds poetry program, Stories & Poems is free and open to all ages, thanks to the generosity of the library, private donors and Talking Gourds’ Fischer Cantor poetry contests. For more information, text 970-729-0220 or email Goodtimes at art@tellurideinstitute.org.

Learn more about the Naturita program here and the Norwood program here.

Western Slope Calendar

A great resource from Jill Burkey, the iframe calendar below incorporates literary events from around the region (scroll down in the embed to see them all). If you have trouble with the iframe, please go directly to the site: jillburkey.com/events

To see a full calendar of all Telluride Institute Events, click here.