Telluride Library: Comedy Night with Feela & Hopkins, 2/11

Telluride Library: Comedy Night with Feela & Hopkins, 2/11

Consider them the warm-up act for the 17th annual Telluride Comedy Festival, which opens at the Sheridan Opera House with Locals Night, Thursday, February 11, 8 p.m., right after authors David Feela and John Christian Hopkins close their show.

Feela’s and Hopkins’ “show” is part of the the monthly Amazing Authors Tour at Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library, which features guest authors traveling to Colorado libraries in Bayfield, Cortez, and Telluride. Feela’s and Hopkins’ talk begins at 6 p.m., again, Thursday, February 11, 2016.

“Our program is billed as ‘comedy night at the library’ and so we plan to read a flurry of funny passages,” said Feela – who is also a regular contributor to Telluride Inside… and Out. “The only thing I can say for sure is that we will be there to tickle some funny bones.”

In other words, you can count of Feela and Hopkins to blow raspberries at the things that weigh us down, from government and religion to relationships, money and our own mortality. (Or variations on those time-tested themes.)

About the authors:

David Feela is a retired high school English teacher who lives and writes in Cortez. He produces monthly columns for The Four Corners Free Press and The Durango Telegraph. His chapbook, Thought Experiments, won the Southwest Poet Series. His full length poetry collection, The Home Atlas, and his new book of essays, How Delicate These Arches, was chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Book Award.

David Feela

David Feela



John Christian Hopkins is a Narragansett journalist, author, poet, teacher, humorist, and public speaker who resides in Arizona. Growing up in Westerly, RI, John transported his unique New England accent to the Southwest. His writings which are sometimes poignant, sometimes funny and irreverent, include the novels Twilight of the Gods and Two Guns, and Rhyme or Design: Narragansett Poetry. Other genres include non-fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, and more. Find his columns in the Four Corners Free Press and his radio show on KXAZ in Page, AZ.

John Christian Hopkins

John Christian Hopkins

Amazing Authors Tour:

Oct. 15th 2015- Leroy Lewis & Lorna Gail LaDage

Nov. 9th 2015- Tess Challis

Jan. 14th 2016- Pam Houston

Feb. 11th 2016- John Christian Hopkins & David Feela

March 10th 2016- Climber Steph Davis

April TBA 2016- Luci Tapahonso

May 19th 2016- Kevin Fedarko

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