Goodtimes & Trommer 6 p.m. at Arroyo’s Jan. 6th
The Telluride Institute presents Talking Gourds hosts Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer of Lower Placerville and Art Goodtimes of Wright’s Mesa as featured performers in Telluride, and kicks off a new collaboration with the Montrose Regional Library, where Art Goodtimes and Ellen Metrick of Norwood will perform the following night, Wednesday, Jan. 7th also at 6 p.m. Ellen, Art and Rosemerry have worked together in the past as the performance group, EAR.
“We’re excited to have Telluride and Montrose working together on this new literary program,” said Meg Nagel, a Montrose librarian. Visiting poets will play Telluride on first Tuesdays and then Montrose the next day, a Wednesday.
At Arroyo’s, following Club announcements and performances, we’ll have a short break and then pass the gourd around the room to give Club members and attendees a chance to read poems from the monthly theme -- pieces of their own or the work of a favorite other. This month’s theme is the “New.” Next month Matt Hayes will be our guest poet in Telluride. And the theme will be “Bridges.” Montrose will skip a month in February.
Talking Gourds is a program of the Telluride Institute in partnership with the Wilkinson Library, the Montrose Library, Between the Covers Bookstore, Telluride Arts, Arroyo Telluride and the newly formed Telluride Literary Arts. Members meet monthly, on first Tuesday evenings, at Arroyo Fine Art Gallery & Wine Bar at 220 E. Colorado Ave. (next door to Telluride Hardware and the Masonic Hall), beginning at 6 p.m. in Telluride, Colorado. TLA also sponsors the annual Telluride Literary Arts Festival the weekend before Memorial Day weekend.