Ongoing Literary Events


The infamous Talking Gourd is back as an ongoing poetry series the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6pm at the Telluride Arts Offices (across the street from the library) and is hosted by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Art Goodtimes. Format includes a featured poet (or two) and then a themed open mic—the actual "passing around of the gourd." TGPC is also a Western Slope Tour, stopping at Cimarron Books and Coffee in Ridgway and Zona Colona in Colona the next day (Wednesday) and then at Lithic Bookstore in Fruita that Thursday.

"A poet is, before anything else,
a person who is passionately
in love with language."
- W. H. Auden