Mountain Words Literary Festival: “Bardic Poetry, Talking Gourds and Dolores LaChapelle: A Writer’s Playground (aka workshop)” with Art Goodtimes
Friday, May 27
10:30 am – 12 pm
As part of your festival pass, or $20 single entry
Riffing off LaChapelle’s Way of the Mountain teachings, we will explore poetry’s bardic tradition of speaking for place & speaking deeply in place. We will get a taste for the handy un-American tool of learning by listening. And we will get to experience first-hand the West Coast style of poetry performance.
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado. Goodtimes was first elected to the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners in 1996 as a Democrat. He switched to the Green Party of Colorado in 1998 and was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.
Retired in 2016 after five terms as Colorado’s only Green Party county commissioner, Art Goodtimes has won numerous awards for his political activism including from the Dept. of Interior, the Forest Service, conservative Club 20 of Grand Junction, as well as serving on dozens of boards and commissions on the local, regional, state and national levels. He co-founded the Sheep Mountain Alliance, Telluride’s local environmental group, in 1988.