Open Bard at the Wright

YOUTH NIGHT at The Wright with Douglas Jones and the WordHorde.

February 1st: Youth Night at the Wright

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

February 1st: Youth Night at the Wright
On Thursday evening, February 1st, the Open Bard Poetry Series will once again present
Youth Night at the Wright, a special poetry reading event featuring area youth. Students
from grades 6 through 12, including those who homeschool in Ouray, San Miguel, and
Montrose counties are invited to participate. Open Bard welcomes poetry of any style, subject, or form. We especially appreciate poems that surprise with fresh language and careful writing. We also welcome poetic recitations from individuals or groups of 2-3 people. All students who participate will receive prizes.

Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Original Poem; Best
Performance of an Original Poem; Best Recitation of a Poem by another author; and
Audience Choice. Students can register to take part by sending their name, the title of their piece(s), indicating whether they will be performing or reading alone or with a group, their age, grade and school in an email to Kierstin Bridger at kbbridger The deadline to register is January 31, 2017. There will also be an Open Mic following the featured performances for any students who wish to read poems they have not entered in the contest. Admission to Youth Night is free to all students and teachers, $5.00 for adults and free to Bard Card holders.


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Thanks to our sponsors!

Interested in supporting the Sherbino? Sponsors make it happen.

  • Alpenglow Arts Alliance
  • Telluride Foundation
  • Colorado Creative Industries

A history of community

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.

Heart of Ridgway

Sherbino Ridgway Colorado

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, Colorado 81432


Alpenglow Arts Alliance