Talking Gourds: “Stories & Poems,” Trish Hopkinson featured at Lone Cone Library, 4/17!

Talking Gourds: “Stories & Poems,” Trish Hopkinson featured at Lone Cone Library, 4/17!

The Lone Cone Library has teamed up with the Talking Gourds Poetry Project to host a “Stories & Poems” performance series  the third Wednesday of each month starting beginning April 17, 6p.m. The upcoming program features Colorado poet Trish Hopkinson.

For more information, text 970-729-0220 or email Goodtimes at or visit the Talking Gourds website:

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Colorado poet Trish Hopkinson is scheduled to be the featured guest at Telluride Institute’s “Talking Gourds Stories & Poems” series at the Lone Cone Library in April. The performance is free.

“Trish has held several readings in Western Colorado, including one in Norwood several years ago” said Talking Gourds director Art Goodtimes. “We’re delighted to have her back for National Poetry Month.”

Hopkinson is not only a widely-published poet, but also a dedicated advocate for the literary arts. Find her online at and in western Colorado where she runs the regional poetry group Rock Canyon Poets and is a board member of the International Women’s Writing Guild.

Hopkinson’s poetry has been published in several lit mags and journals, including Sugar House Review, TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics, Cultural Daily, and The Penn Review. Her full-length book, “A Godless Ascends,” was published by Lithic Press in March 2024. Her fourth e-chapbook, “Almost Famous,” was published by Yavanika Press in 2019;  her third chapbook, “Footnote,” was published by Lithic Press in 2017.

Hopkinson happily answers to labels such as atheist, feminist, and empty nester. She enjoys traveling, live music, and craft beer.

Stories & Poems follows a simple format. A performance of a featured storyteller or poet isn followed by a Q & A session, then a Gourd Circle. At that point, everyone present will be invited to tell a story, perform a poem (an original or a favorite written by someone else), read a short section of prose or simply pass the gourd on to the next person.

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