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Talking Gourds Poetry Club is happy to offer two special poetry events beyond our normal First Tuesdays: visits by California poet D.R. Goodman 


 D.R. Goodman will be the featured reader as a special performance Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. at Arroyo’s Telluride. A native of East Tennessee, Goodman lives now in Oakland where she is founder and chief martial arts instructor at the Cuong Nhu Redwood Doho. Her poetry has appeared in several journals, such as Crazyhorse, Notre Dame Review, Wisconsin Review, Cold Mountain Review, Whitefish Review;and the anthology, Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets. She is the author of The Kids’ Karate Workbook: A Take-Home Training Guide for Young Martial Artists (North Atlantic/Blue Snake Books); and an illustrated chapbook, Birds by the Bay.  Her latest, a book of poetry, Greed: A Confession was a finalist for the 2013 Able Muse Book Award.

Talking Gourds is a program of the Telluride Institute in partnership with the Wilkinson Library, the Montrose Regional Library, Between the Covers Bookstore, Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride Arts District, 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), beginning at 6 p.m.  The same guests appear at the Montrose Regional Library (320 S. 2nd St.) on the next day, Wed. Feb. 4th at 6 p.m.  We are indebted to generous donations by Audrey Marnoy, Peter Waldor and the Montrose Friends of the Library.