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Our literary program works in tandem with local libraries and writers to encourage the arts of poetry and prose. From workshops to poetry readings to collective publication efforts, our literary events expose writers and readers alike to new and unusual ideas and connect local writers to a greater network of writing resources.

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  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Every year the Mountain Harvest Festival kicks with the Harvest of Voices reading at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Delta County Libraries, the Harvest of Voices celebrates the bounty of the harvest season by inviting North Fork Valley writers to capture an aspect of the season with an original piece of prose or poetry.
    Thursday the 21st
    September
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    It's that time of year again.  The annual Harvest of Voices reading will be on September 21, 2017 at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts at 7:00 pm.  Do you want to participate in this premier Blue Sage event?  Do you want to read your prose or poetry in front a packed house and be live streamed to the Paradise Theatre?  Here is your chance. Harvest of Voices submissions are now open. Submissions of fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry will be accepted from anyone living on the Western Slope of Colorado.  Submissions will also be accepted from people who...
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Heading Home: Field Notes Why do people choose to live at the end of the road? Ask anyone in Crestone, Colorado how they came to live there and you are likely to hear an interesting story--one with many twists and turns and detours, plenty of roadside attractions and adventures, and maybe a few dead ends along the way. Crestone author Peter Anderson came there looking for a place to finish a book on mountains and the life of the spirit. Having just graduated from Earlham School of Religion, a Quaker seminary, he was drawn to the space, silence, and mountain...
    Saturday the 10th
    June
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Writing in the Hybrid Zone: Flash Prose and Prose Poems In this two hour workshop, we will begin with explorations of the flash prose and prose poem genres, including contemporary examples and ideas about the these increasingly popular literary forms. How do you tell one form from the other? Does it matter? What are some of the guidelines and strategies for writers who want to explore the hybrid zone? We will address these and other questions and respond to a few writing prompts and exercises that encourage brevity. Peter Anderson teaches writing at Adams State University.
    Saturday the 10th
    June
  • Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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      What is Paonia reading? Escape the holiday meltdown and winter doldrums with a good book! The Blue Sage Center for the Arts, the Delta County Libraries and the Paradise Theater are joining together to present the inaugural "Paonia Reads," encouraging all Paonia adults and high school students to enjoy Sherman Alexie's " The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" during the months of December and January. After reading the book, join your fellow Paonians for a free showing of the film, "Smoke Signals," based on Alexie's story collection. The film will air on January 28th at 2 p.m. at...
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
    This event has ended.
    Every year the Mountain Harvest Festival kicks with the Harvest of Voices reading at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. Co-sponsored by the Delta County Libraries, the Harvest of Voices celebrates the bounty of the harvest season by inviting North Fork Valley writers to capture an aspect of the season with an original piece of prose or poetry.
    Thursday the 22nd
    September
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      Rolling into town is a truck carrying a load never-before-seen: an over-scaled folded boat, like the one we once made as children, only this one is large enough to fit several adults inside. At the town center the truck comes to a stop, its unusual cargo is a natural ice-breaker, begging for questions, comments, picture taking: “What is it? Why are you here? Where are you from? Where are you going?” “This is a boat, it can float on water, I folded it from a huge piece of burlap and coated it with marine epoxy to make it rigid...
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Join Sunshine to celebrate her newly released book that has been eight years in the making!
    Saturday the 16th
    July
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    The Blue Sage Center for the Arts and Delta County Libraries present the 2016 Write On! reading event. Join local authors and hear selected readings from the 2016 Write On! anthology at the release party and reading at the Blue Sage on June 3. Purchase your copy of the 2016 Anthology for $12 and have it signed by the authors in attendance. Doors open at 6:30pm, reading begins promptly at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10. The Write On! program is an annual writing competition for residents of Delta County where the winners get to be published in the annual Write On!...
    Friday the 3rd
    June
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    KVNF and Blue Sage present: North Fork Storytellers Celebrate spring with true stories about the birds & the bees. Come to listen or sign up to tell your own story!! April 5th 6pm-8pm @ Fresh & Wyld 1978 Harding Rd, Paonia To sign up to be a storyteller, contact Ali Lightfoot ali@kvnf.org
    Tuesday the 5th
    April
  • 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Paonia Public Library
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    Attention writers! New writers, old writers and those in between: all are welcome to attend a peer review workshop at the Paonia Library on Saturday, January 9th at 2:00 p.m. The workshop will be divided into two groups: one for poetry up to fifty lines and another for prose (fiction or nonfiction) up to 3,000 words. Participants will read their pieces and facilitators will help guide the group in a constructive discussion with the objective of helping each writer find the best way to convey his or her thoughts and feelings to the reader. Constructive feedback will follow the time...
    Saturday the 9th
    January
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    Blue Sage Gallery & Boutique
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    The Write On! program is an annual writing competition for residents of Delta County where the winners get published in the annual Write On! Anthology. 2015 marks the 8th annual competition. Submissions are scored by masters students in the Western State University Gunnison's Masters in Writing program. The competition kicks off in November during NaNoWriMo (http://nanowrimo.org/) with writing workshops with faculty from WSCU (learn more here: ). The competition culminates in the popular Write On! Anthology Reading event, where the published book is unveiled and top-scoring writers read their winning entries.The 2015 reading is scheduled for Friday, May 1.
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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    Learn about local efforts to establish community networks and resources for elderly residents in the North Fork Community. Hear plans for co-housing facilities, transportation solutions for medical care and a senior village.
    Tuesday the 6th
    October