Open Bard with Wayne Miller

The 2017/2018 Open Bard series kicks off with Wayne Miller of Denver, CO.

About Wayne Miller:

WAYNE MILLER is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Post- (Milkweed, 2016) which won the Colorado Book Award and the Rilke Prize for the best US book of the year by a “mid-career” poet. He has received the George Bogin, Lyric, and Lucille Medwick Awards from the Poetry Society of America; the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry; a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation; and a Fulbright to the Seamus Heaney Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has also co-translated two books by the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo—most recently Zodiac (Zephyr, 2015), which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Translation—and co-edited three books, including Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century (Milkweed, 2016). Wayne teaches at the University of Colorado Denver and edits Copper Nickel.

Open Bard 2017/2018 Lineup:

October 5th :Wayne Miller (Denver, CO) *Winner of 2017 Colorado Book Award for Poetry*

November 2: Trish Hopkinson (Provo,UT)

December 7: Danny Rosen (Fruita, CO)

January 4: Ellen Metrick and Erika Moss Gordon (Norwood, CO/ Ridgway, CO)

February 1: Youth Night at the Wright with Douglas Jones and the WordHorde (Gunnison,CO)

March 1: Jodie Hollander (Avon, CO)

April 5: David Feela (Cortez, CO)

May 3: 2nd Annual Local Poets Night

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Doors and Cash Bar for all Open Bard events are at 6pm. Reading begins at 6:30. $5 Entry or purchase a “Bard Card” for the whole season for just $20.

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Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to restore the venue and to offer events and community focused program. Learn more about the Sherbino.

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