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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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  • Paige Blank 720-333-5350
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Valley Voices' topic is Water Security and Storage in the NF Valley. A panel discussion that applies to us all. Join us as we listen and learn about water in our valley. April 21st, 7pm at the Blue Sage!
    Friday the 21st
    April
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    Blue Sage Gallery & Boutique
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    The Convergence program (former known as Write On!) is an annual writing and photography competition for residents of Delta County where the winners get published in the annual Convergence: Words and Pictures from the West Elks. 2017 marks the 10th annual competition. Submissions are being accepted from now until March 1st, 2017.
    Wednesday the 1st
    March
  • 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
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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 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
    This event has ended.
    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
  • Blue Sage 970-527-7243
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sold Out
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    The North Fork Storytelling Series continues in June. With stories from a diverse group of talented, local storytellers, learn what fantastical experiences they've had On the Road.
    Wednesday the 3rd
    June
  • Blue Sage 970-527-7243
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sold Out
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
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    Hear the top-scoring writers from the Write On! Anthology Competition read their published works, purchase the latest edition of the Write On! Anthology, and enjoy a reception with the writers where you can have your copy of the book signed.
    Friday the 22nd
    May
  • Blue Sage Gallery 970-527-7243
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    This interactive session provides insight, ideas, and templates to help you and your family not just survive, but thrive in our rural area. Speaker: Dave Knutson
    Monday the 6th
    April
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Blue Sage Gallery & Boutique
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    The North Fork Storytelling Series returns with stories from a diverse group of talented, local storytellers to tell true stories about their own experiences with the pesky ailment Spring Fever.
    Tuesday the 10th
    March
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    Blue Sage Gallery & Boutique
    This event has ended.
    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.
    Tuesday the 20th
    January
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blue Sage Loft
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    Pacific Northwest authors Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickert will be reading from their book, More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory, and answering reader questions on the book and on polyamory in general.
    Saturday the 18th
    October
  • (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Curtis Hall
    This event has ended.
    Every year the Mountain Harvest Festival kicks off 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. Admission is by donation and seating is reserved. To reserve your seat, contact or visit the Blue Sage Gallery at (970) 527-7243 or 226 Grand Ave., Paonia.
    Thursday the 25th
    September
  • Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Blue Sage Gallery & Boutique
    This event has ended.
    Do you believe in Karma? The third installment of the North Fork Storytelling Series aims to find out. We've asked a diverse group of talented local storytellers to tell a true story about karma. Come hear an evening of old-fashioned story telling -- live, without notes -- about passion, addiction and mania. Audience members can volunteer to tell their own story at the end of the night. Questions? Email Krista Langlois at kristal@hcn.org or call The Blue Sage at (970) 527-7243. Admission: Suggested $5 donation.
    Tuesday the 26th
    August
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Blue Sage Hall
    This event has ended.
    Hear the top-scoring writers from the Write On! Anthology Competition read their published works, purchase the latest edition of the Write On! Anthology, and enjoy a reception with the writers where you can have your copy of the book signed.
    Friday the 2nd
    May