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Talking Gourds with Kierstin Bridger

The infamous Gourd is back as an ongoing Poetry Series the first Tuesday of every month, 6p.m., at the Wilkinson Public Library and is hosted by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Art Goodtimes. The following morning at 10am, join a casual post-event chat at the bookstore over a frothy latte from High Alpine Coffee Bar. The featured poet Tuesday, February 7, is Kierstin Bridger. who describes herself as “Sweet and salty. Bookish but a little magazinish too, and very flash fiction.” Kierstin lives in the San Juan Mountains, designing, writing, reading and planning the next great adventure. Her published works include “Condomnation” in the 2011 issue of the Porter Gulch Review and a one-act play in the University of Washington’s literary publication “Bricolage.” Her short story, “Girl’s Room,” was printed in UW “Women’s Voices.” A flash fiction piece will appear this spring in “Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash Fiction” from PS books. Kierstin is also the 2011 winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize. She has this to add about her upcoming Gourds event: “Adult content, so you may want leave the little ears home. There will also be an open mic so bring your micro-fiction, your poetry, your voice!” You can also catch the Talking Gourds on TellurideTV channel 12 and at www.telluridelibrary.org/wpltv.

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