Tuesday November 16 | Telluride Arts HQ | 6PM | FREE

The Telluride Institute’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club is proud to host Wrights Mesa poet Ellen Metrick. 

Metrick holds an MA in Versecraft from Western Colorado University in Gunnison. A frequent participant in Western Slope poetry festivals (Talking Gourds, Sparrows, Karen Chamberlain, Gunnison Valley), she was named San Miguel County Poet Laureate from 2011 [C.E.) to 2013 [C.E.] Her books include Poetisattva (WaterWoman Productions, 2000 [C.E.]) and Teasing out the Divine (Mercury HeartLink, 2012 [C.E.]),

 As a professional teacher, she has been working in the middle school public school system since 2012 [C.E.], but she began teaching in 1982 [C.E.] in an outdoor education program, and continued teaching in private schools in Japan and as a poet-in-the-schools here in the States.

 She lives with her teenage daughter at Meadowlark House on Wrights Mesa.

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).