Selected Community Events
Western Colorado Writers’ Forum Presents Food for Thought
Mt. Garfield Middle School
The Western Colorado Writers’ Forum has teamed up with Mt. Garfield Middle School and their Food for Thought program to bring several well-known poets together for an evening of learning and entertainment. We’re planning this event for Wednesday, November 19, from 5:30 to 7:15 at the middle school. The public is also invited.
MGMS will be using monies from their 21st Century Grant to help fund the program and the WCWF is matching the amount of the honorarium to be given to each poet. The grant has been awarded to the school and the Forum is participating because both organizations are especially interested in offering students out-of-the-ordinary learning experiences.
The evening will begin as all Food for Thought activities do with a gathering in the multipurpose room. Pizza will be served. Toward the end of the first half hour, the poets who will be teaching that evening will be introduced: Nathan Carson (poet/graphic artist/GJ); Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer (performer/poet/Telluride); Art Goodtimes (poet/wild and crazy guy/drummer/Telluride); David Rothman (professor/poet/Crested Butte); Wendy Videlock (artist/poet/GJ). Each poet will offer something unique: art and poetry; drums and poetry; rhythm, movement and poetry; a focus on rhyme. Those attending will go with the poet they have chosen to an individual classroom for the next hour and a half to have fun and learn.
We are thrilled to have found a date at the last minute where so many artistic types could be brought together under one roof. The title of the event is: “Hark, hark! The dogs do bark1” It is taken from a 14th century nursery rhyme and “the beggars are coming to town,” refers to the bards and minstrels who used to roam from village to village. In the mid 1300’s, townspeople were esp. leery of strangers who they feared may be carrying the plague, hence, hark, hark.
Western Colorado Hospitality Summit
The Montrose Pavilion
The City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism (OBT) is proud co-present this year’s Western Colorado Hospitality Summit (WCHS) with the Western Business Alliance
Please find attached and copied below news regarding the Summit, held Oct. 23-24 at The Montrose Pavilion.
Thank you for your consideration for coverage. Please contact WCHS Media Contact Casey Corrigan (732/690-0871), if you would like coordinate interviews with any of the event organizers, sponsors, speakers or past participants.
Please visit the event's social media engagement at www.facebook.com/westerncoloradohospitality.
Casey Corrigan (732/690-0871)
Lead WCWF "Voices" workshops for various community groups
Grand Junction, CO
September 7th is the deadline to register to be trained to lead WCWF "Voices" workshops for various community groups. The six week training is free and will start September 11 (Thursdays from 6-9 PM) under the guidance of Western Colorado Writers' Forum founder, Sandy Dorr. The training is mandatory if you wish to help us provide workshops for 4 Hilltop agencies this fall and winter as well as for the homeless, veterans, battered women, and possibly elementary students and teens. Once trained, you are eligible to be paid $35 per session that you teach. Voices facilitators conduct 6-10 week programs (a 2-3 hour session a week) in teams of two. Voices workshops are planned at Hilltop's Fountains, and the Commons along with the Youth Residential Facility and those housed in the Life Adjustment Program for the Brain Injured. Funding for the expansion has been provided, in part, by a generous grant from the Bacon Foundation.If you are interested in attending the facilitator training, would like to volunteer, or have questions, please contact Linda Skinner at 970-261-1820 or e-mail your contact information (phone, address, name) to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda Skinner at 970-261-1820 or e-mail your contact information (phone, address, name) to her at email@example.com.
Awakening Your Soul with SoulCollage
Two Rivers Center for Spiritual Living (251 Colorado Avenue, Grand Junction, CO)
Come learn about the simple, creative, intuitive process of SoulCollage. Participants will create up to 10 SoulCollage cards using images from recycled magazines. Then by entering into personal 'conversation' with the completed cards participants will be invited to explore possibilities for awakening and nourishing their souls. We spend a lot of time thinking and rationalizing our way through this information-filled world. This workshop is a chance to tend to an equally important part of our intelligence - our souls. This part of us expresses in ways that are often beyond words, beyond reason. This soul part of us reveals itself in mysterious ways such as through dreams, synchronicities, longings, images. It is our souls that understand music, poetry, art, nature. This is powerful work and play. SoulCollage can be helpful in revealing passions, evolving change, addressing wounded parts of ourselves, connecting more deeply with others and our world. All of these are ways to nourish our deepest soul parts.
What is awakening in your soul? Is it a deep longing? Creativity? A desire for connecting with others? A need for change or healing? The possibilities are endless!
Cost: $40 Advanced registration requested to ensure adequate supplies.
Includes light lunch, and all materials and supplies. Participants are invited to bring snacks and their favorite scissors. Participants may also bring personal photos or recyclable magazines to include in their collages.
Alice McCary (970) 270-2635
Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall