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2019 Presentation Schedule

 

January 22

Talking Gourds Poetry Club

Telluride, CO

Telluride Arts, 6 p.m.

Rosemerry and Art Goodtimes co-host this monthly reading series and open reading circle. This month’s feature: Poetica. Theme: Ars Poetica. For more information, call 970-729-1838

 

February 12

Talking Gourds Poetry Club

Telluride, CO

Telluride Arts, 6 p.m.

Rosemerry and Art Goodtimes co-host this monthly reading series and open reading circle. This month’s feature: Elissa Dickson and Daiva Chesonis. Theme: First Kiss. For more information, call 970-729-1838

 

February 22-24

Crestone Poetry Festival

Crestone, CO

various locations

Join Rosemerry and a host of fabulous poets from around Colorado—including Wendy Videlock, Rachel Kellum, Art Goodtimes, Danny Rosen, Joe Hutchison, Juan Morales, Peter Anderson, Barbara Ford, Laurie James, and many more in the magical town of Crestone for a weekend of performances and workshops. Rosemerry will perform at and host the open mic on Friday at 9 p.m. at the Crestone Charter School and will host a workshop Saturday afternoon, Moving Toward the Voice of Water: a reading and writing workshop inspired by the writings and life of Rumi. For the full schedule and line up, visit https://www.poemfest.com/

 

February 28

Writing for the Fun of It

Wilkinson Public Library, 6-8 p.m.

Telluride, CO

Join Rosemerry for this free monthly writing group. Writing is such a solitary act, but when we do it together, there’s a fabulous synergy, a juicy energetic charge. Let’s play. 

 

March 10

A Poet and Scientist Walk Into a Bar

Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, 3 p.m.

Cedaredge, CO

BFFs Christie Aschwanden and Rosemerry read from their books, one on sports recovery and the other poetry. And talk about their new collaboration, Emerging From, a podcast on creative process. Free.

 

 

March 15-17, 2018

The Grand Embrace: Writing and relaxing into not knowingness

sliding fee of $170 - $220 for room and board and a suggested teacher donation of $150 - $400 

La Sal, Utah

We live in a culture that wants to know—we chart and graph and test and outline. We codify and classify and name. But what do we really know? What is all this messiness and mystery that breeds underneath our longing for orderliness and certainty? What would happen if we could really rest in uncertainty? How deep might that relaxation go? How much more open might our lives be if we made friends with letting go? Join retreat leaders Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and dharma teacher Susie Harrington. We’ll read poems that don’t bring answers, poems that lead us deeper into paradox. We’ll sit in the midst of the not-knowing, sit with our joys, our challenges, the what is here of each moment.  We’ll write our own explorations of what if and what else and see what even a small bit of wonder might do … if you’re willing to risk a little, meditation and writing can open doors where before you didn’t even realize a door existed. Spiritual doors. Healing doors. Doors where there used to be walls. No previous writing experience required. No previous meditation experience required. This poetry and meditation weekend is for anyone who is curious about weaving spiritual awakening and the creative poetic impulse. For those who have attended before, this will be a new exploration of the same themes. For more information or to register, please visit https://desertdharma.org/retreats/poetry.html

 

 

March 19

Talking Gourds Poetry Club

Telluride, CO

Telluride Arts, 6 p.m.

Rosemerry and Art Goodtimes co-host this monthly reading series and open reading circle. This month’s feature: Tori Miner. Theme: Dreams. For more information, call 970-729-1838

 

 

March 21

Writing for the Fun of It

Wilkinson Public Library, 6-8 p.m.

Telluride, CO

Join Rosemerry for this free monthly writing group. Writing is such a solitary act, but when we do it together, there’s a fabulous synergy, a juicy energetic charge. Let’s play. 

 

 

April 25

Writing for the Fun of It

Wilkinson Public Library, 6-8 p.m.

Telluride, CO

Join Rosemerry for this free monthly writing group. Writing is such a solitary act, but when we do it together, there’s a fabulous synergy, a juicy energetic charge. Let’s play. 

 

April 26-27

Shared Visions 2, a concert by the Ars Nova Singers

Friday, April 26,  7:30pm – Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden, Cherry Hills Village

Saturday, April 27, 7:30pm – St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street, Boulder

The Ars Nova Singers will be performing works by four Colorado composers. Two of the pieces selected will be set to poems written by Rosemerry. One poem was inspired by the artwork of Grace Gee Ajemian will be set to music by Jeff Nytch, and the other poem was inspired by the art of John Bonath and will be set to music by Paul Fowler. For more info, http://www.arsnovasingers.org/

 

April 30

Talking Gourds Poetry Club

Telluride, CO

Telluride Arts, 6 p.m.

Rosemerry and Art Goodtimes co-host this monthly reading series and open reading circle. This month’s feature: Kathleen Cain. Theme: Cottonwoods For more information, call 970-729-1838

 

May 23

Writing for the Fun of It

Wilkinson Public Library, 6-8 p.m.

Telluride, CO

Join Rosemerry for this free monthly writing group. Writing is such a solitary act, but when we do it together, there’s a fabulous synergy, a juicy energetic charge. Let’s play. 

 

August 8

Cannon Mine Reading Series

Cannon Mine Coffee

Lafayette, CO

Rosemerry will be reading from her new collection, Naked for Tea, and other recent poems. Open mic follows.

 

September 20-22

The Grand Embrace: Writing and relaxing into not knowingness

sliding fee of $170 - $220 for room and board and a suggested teacher donation of $150 - $400 

La Sal, Utah
We live in a culture that wants to know—we chart and graph and test and outline. We codify and classify and name. But what do we really know? What is all this messiness and mystery that breeds underneath our longing for orderliness and certainty? What would happen if we could really rest in uncertainty? How deep might that relaxation go? How much more open might our lives be if we made friends with letting go? Join retreat leaders Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and dharma teacher Susie Harrington. We’ll read poems that don’t bring answers, poems that lead us deeper into paradox. We’ll sit in the midst of the not-knowing, sit with our joys, our challenges, the what is here of each moment.  We’ll write our own explorations of what if and what else and see what even a small bit of wonder might do … if you’re willing to risk a little, meditation and writing can open doors where before you didn’t even realize a door existed. Spiritual doors. Healing doors. Doors where there used to be walls. No previous writing experience required. No previous meditation experience required. This poetry and meditation weekend is for anyone who is curious about weaving spiritual awakening and the creative poetic impulse. For those who have attended before, this will be a new exploration of the same themes. For more information or to register, please visit https://desertdharma.org/retreats.html
 

November 13-17

Wellspring of Imagination

Logan, OH

various locations

Once again Rosemerry joins other poets and storyteller Alan Cohen in three days of mentoring high school students. An incredible program engaging with the next generation of poets. For more information, contact Alan Cohen, owl111@frontier.com.

 

 

 

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
P.O. Box 86   Placerville, Colorado  81430
wordwoman@rosemerry.com
Phone:  970-729-1838