Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer - Poetry Reading

Colorado poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer will be reading her poetry @ Your Savage Library on Thursday, January 23, 7pm.  

Why would anyone go to a poetry reading? “When I go, I often find that there are many invitations to fall more deeply in love with the world and chances to laugh at myself,” says poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. “Poetry performance is kind of like a comedy show for the soul—you find yourself laughing, or crying, because you recognize yourself.” Trommer, who has written a poem a day for nine years, will read from several of her collections and new poems, too. She interweaves song and story with poems that take on daily life—from raising children to learning a new language to shoveling snow. She even converses with an ancient Sufi mystic at the beach.  As the editor of the Vail Daily writes, “Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer has the touch to make even such a crusty scoffer as me love poetry—as long as she’s the author. … I generally hate poetry and I mean hate. But her words caught me by total surprise. … Positively Confucian.”

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in Southwest Colorado, where she served as San Miguel County’s first poet laureate and directed the Telluride Writers Guild for 10 years. She teaches poetry for Think 360, The Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado, Ah Haa School for the Arts, Weehawken Arts, and Camp Coca Cola. Her poetry has appeared in O Magazine, on A Prairie Home Companion, in back alleys and in her children’s lunchboxes. Her poetry collections include The Less I Hold, The Miracle Already Happening: Everyday life with Rumi, Intimate Landscape and Holding Three Things at Once (Colorado Book Award finalist). She performs with Telluride’s seven-woman a cappella group, Heartbeat, and sings nightly for her children.

Rosemerry has authored and edited thirteen books and is widely anthologized.

For seven years, she has written a poem a day, and every day she reads many more than that. Favorite one-word mantra: Adjust. Visit her at www.wordwoman.com <http://www.wordwoman.com>

Rosemerry’s visit is sponsored by WordHorde, the campus literary group. 

Hope you can come!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"The Magicke Outhouse" - Author Reading

Before enjoying the student films, come hear Professor Mark Todd and Kym O-Connell-Todd read from their latest adventure in Silverville – The Magicke Outhouse.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 p.m., Savage Library, Western State Colorado University, will host Western Professor Mark Todd and Kym O’Connell-Todd reading from The Magicke Outhouse, their third book in the Silverville Saga, a paranormal comedy-adventure series for readers of any age.  Everyone knows you can’t time-travel. But somehow those rules don’t apply in Silverville, where anything is possible. Combine ley lines with a mysterious privy fungus and you might end up anywhere, from Ancient Egypt to the Wild West or into the future. Add in an almost zombie and a pig that can sing “Happy Birthday,” and you’re in for a wild ride – if the tour guides can just work out the kinks.  All are invited!

Extended Hours for Finals!

Pre-Finals Week:  Dec 8-14
Sun, 12/8: 10am - 12am
Mon-Thu: 7am - 2am
Fri: 7am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm​

Finals Week: Dec 15-21
Sun: 8am - 2am
Mon-Wed: 7am - 2am
Thu: 7am - 1am
Fri: 7am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm

Thursday, September 19, 2013

One Author, One Valley: Peter Heller, Adventure Writing & Novelist

Tuesday, October 8, North Ballroom, University Center, 7 p.m.

Peter Heller, bestselling author and adventure writer, is coming to Gunnison for two programs. Mr. Heller is the author of The Dog Stars, a post-apocalyptic novel set in 21st century western Colorado. A superflu has almost wiped out humanity, but the story’s characters find a way of reinventing their lost word and keeping hold of the things they love. Those familiar with our part of the state will recognize the towns and settings. 

Mr. Heller is also an acclaimed adventure writer with articles published in Outside and National Geographic Adventure. His adventure books include Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River and Kook: What Surfing Taught Me about Love, Life and Catching the Perfect Wave, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Literature.

For this 10/08/13 program, Mr. Heller will focus on his adventure writing and the evolution of his writing career. He will also include photos from his crazy adventure trips. More details will follow soon about this program.

One Author, One Valley, Gunnison and Crested Butte’s community reading program, is sponsored by Leslie J. Savage Library, Western State Colorado University; the Gunnison County Library District; and the Friends of the Gunnison Public Library.

Wordhorde Event: Jared Smith poetry reading

Poet, scholar and editor Jared Smith will read as the featured guest for WordHorde’s second 2013 open-mic event. The reading takes place in the West Wing of Western’s Savage Library on Thursday, Sept 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Smith is the author of ten volumes of poetry, two spoken word CDs and two multi-media stage productions in New York and Chicago. He is Poetry Editor of Turtle Island Quarterly and serves on the Advisory Board of The New York Quarterly Literary Foundation. 

His poems, essays and literary commentary have appeared in hundreds of journals in the U.S., Canada, Europe and China. He has hosted reading venues in New York’s Greenwich Village and Chicago, as well as serving on the editorial boards of The New York Quarterly, Home Planet News, The Pedestal Magazine and Colorado’s Trail & Timberline Magazine.

All WordHorde events are free and open to the public and, for this one, we’ll provide refreshments.

For more information about this or future events, visit WordHorde’s Website at western.edu/wordhorde, or contact Mark Todd at mtodd@western.edu.

Monday, August 26, 2013

HWTR Library Workshops!

Enrolled in the HWTR course? Need to sign up for your library workshop for HWTR credit?

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Server Updates = Unavailable Library Catalog

The Library Catalog will be undergoing Server updates from 6pm to Midnight on Friday April 12th and Sunday April 14th. What does this mean for you? You won't be able to see call numbers or availability while the server is down. If you need to find print information Sunday night, come by the circulation desk and we will do our best to help you find what you need.