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Literary Living Room Feat: Rachel Kellum

June 25 @ 7:30 pm

Doors: 7 || Show: 7:30 || $10

Part literary reading, part author interview, part open mic…Literary Living Room is the Sherbino’s dynamic year-round series featuring local and national literary artists of all persuasions. This June we’re excited to bring you decorated poet Rachel Kellum.

Rachel Kellum lives with her family at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountains where she teaches art to valley children, writing for Adams State University, and humanities and literature courses for Trinidad State College. Additionally, she has co-organized the Crestone Poetry Festival with local poets for seven consecutive years. Rachel previously taught at Morgan Community College, where she directed the MCC CACE Gallery of Fine Art and hosted Open Mic Poetry Nights. Recognized as a Pushcart Prize nominee and NFSPS award recipient, her poetry is featured in various online platforms and printed anthologies. She conducts writing workshops, presents her poetry across Colorado, and maintains a blog at wordweeds.com. Her debut book, ah, was published by Liquid Light Press in 2012, and she anticipates the release of her next full-length collection, Inheritance, from Middle Creek Publishing later this year.

Former Western Slope Poet Laureate Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer notes, “With an artist’s eye, a mother’s intuition, a Sufi’s abandon and a professor’s discernment, Rachel Kellum is a rare poet. Her work is both finely crafted and emotionally risky–and she brings us with her in her willingness to explorecwhat it means to be alive, to be in love, to hurt, to be hurt, to surrender. Some poets are better on the page. Some better in person. Rachel Kellum is better in both.”

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