Talking Gourds Poetry Reading  |  @ Telluride Arts HQ  | 6 - 8pm  |  free and open to the public  |  all ages welcome


San Miguel County Poet Laureate Elissa Dickson will perform in January again this year as part of the Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club series.
 
“Her performance last year was riveting,” explained Poetry Club co-director Art Goodtimes. “She’s a local favorite. I’m expecting a full house.”
 
The reading begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 23rd at the Telluride Arts Gallery Office, 135 West Pacific, across the street from the Wilkinson Library entrance.
 
Elissa is the adult programs coordinator at the Wilkinson Public Library. Her love for poetry began when she was in college at the University of Michigan and has continued to grow ever since. 
 
In her free time, she enjoys performing and dancing with Telluride Theatre and is also an avid mountain biker, rock and ice climber, whitewater rafter and skier. She thinks nature and ice cream are the coolest. When she grows up, she hopes to be a river otter.
 
Poetry Club announcements are followed by the featured performance. Then, following a short break, the gourd is passed and everyone has a chance to read a poem or two (their own, or one from a favorite poet) that speaks to the theme, “Animals.”