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This Friday night, treat yourself to a literary unveiling: it’s the Literary Burlesque in Paonia. Whatever you think it might be, it’s probably something else … flirty on top, but then as the layers come off, well, it gets pretty human. A celebration of what it means to be alive, to be sensual, to be vulnerable. It will be the riskiest performance I have ever done–I have so much gratitude for the other performers and dreamers who are participating in the evening who make such risks feel possible. For tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1171250 .

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not in any hurry, miss rosemerry

Hi Friends,

Tonight leads off a big month of poetry events in our region. Aaron Abeyta will be reading in Ridgway tonight at the Open Bard series at the Sherbino, and he is magnificent. In Telluride, a three-week discussion series on Sufi mystics starts tonight, too. You do not need to attend all the Thursdays to take part.

I thought since there’s so much happening I would send you links to help you decide what you might want to attend … hope to see you!


May 1, 8, 15
Where Poetry Meets the Divine: Three Sufi Mystics and the State of Your Life
Wilkinson Public Library, Telluride, 6-8 p.m., free
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer leads a conversation about Hafiz, Rabia, and Rumi.


May 6
Talking Gourds Poetry Club Hosts Trish Roo
Arroyo Wine Bar & Gallery, Telluride, 6 p.m., free
For open mic following, the theme is Wind. Call 970-729-1838.

May 15-18
Telluride Literary Fest
All around Telluride: Poetry Brothel, Literary Burlesque, Literary Pub Crawl, Gourd Circle, Craft Talks, Literary Walk, Book Lovers Bash and More.


May 16
Taking It All Off: An Evening of Literary Burlesque
Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, 7 p.m. $5 at the door
The metaphorical and literal veils will be falling. Come at your own risk.


May 22
Word Sharks Poetry Reading
Sideshow Emporium and Gallery, Dolores, 7 p.m., free
Friends Art Goodtimes, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and David Feela perform, open gourd to follow. Call 970-739-4646.

June 1
Collage: Poetry on Paper
Weehawken Ridgway- Old Schoolhouse, 9 a.m. -4 p.m., $135
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer & Meredith Nemirov lead participants in creating a collage and writing poetry.

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Sideshow Emporium and Gallery presents
Word Sharks Resurface
on Thursday, October 3rd at 7 pm,
ending only after the tide recedes.

Regional writers Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Art Goodtimes, and David Feela
will lead the reading frenzy with some choice selections from their own writing.

The public is encouraged to bring their own words or favorite pieces by published writers
to share at the end of the evening.

Please join us for this celebration of Word Sharks–
powerful words read by a toothsome trio in an intruiging event space.

Sideshow is located in Dolores at 411 Central, Dolores.
Help us promote this event by responding on Facebook and by forwarding this email…
Young people aged 13 plus are welcome. This is a free event (that welcomes donations).
Books by our featured authors will be available for sale.
Refreshments will be available, or BYO.

Read on and click the links for more details on our featured authors…

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer has served as San Miguel County’s first poet laureate, authoring and editing thirteen books, including her most recent publication, The Less I Hold. Editor Uche Ogbuji describes Rosemerry as “always looking for the threads from the intimate to the transcendent…poems [that] are full of the restless energy needed to caress a child or a spouse in the one moment, and in the next to expand into the spheres of the night sky.” She has been chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and won the Colorado Independent Press Association poetry award. Rosemerry’s writing has appeared on back alley fences, in her children’s lunchboxes, and on rocks she leaves around town. She also leads writing workshops for hospice, recovery programs, women’s groups, teachers and people who think they hate poetry.

Art Goodtimes is a performance poet & Western Slope Poet Laureate, and newspaper columnist, among many other things. He is legendary along the Southern Rockies as poet, performer, ritualist, Rainbow Tribe member, and Green Party activist. In her introduction, “deep ecologist” Dolores LaChapelle describes him as part of the bardic tradition “which shows us how nature and human consciousness are but different aspects of one consciousness. Bards put mind and body together within the whole of nature.” In his poetry collection, As if the World Really Mattered, we find poems that joyfully expound on
the natural world and our relationship to it.

David Feela is a poet, free-lance writer, writing instructor, and book collector. His work has appeared in the Utne Reader, High Country News, Mountain Gazette, The Four Corners Free Press, the Denver Post, the Durango Telegraph and the former Inside/Outside Southwest, among other regional and national publications. A poetry chapbook, Thought Experiments (Maverick Press), won the Southwest Poet Series. His first full length poetry book, The Home Atlas, appeared in 2009. His collection of essays, How Delicate These Arches, was selected as a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in the category of Creative Nonfiction.

We look forward to seeing you at Word Sharks Resurface early next month on Thursday Oct 3 !

Heather Narwid
Sideshow Emporium&Gallery
411 Central, Dolores
Open: THUR thru MON 11a-6p (SUN 12p-5p)
Closed/ by appt only on TUE & WED

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