ARTS BRIEFS
Writing Workshop Set for Around the Corner Gallery
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MONTROSE – Beth Paulson, whose publications include three collections of poetry and a book of essays, will lead a class for writers March 19, 26 and April 3, at Around the Corner Gallery in Montrose.

“This three-part workshop is for students of all ages who would like to begin a creative writing project,” she said, “or for those who would like to become more committed writers of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.”

The text is Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg, a best seller for over 20 years.

“In a small-class setting, we will discuss together the book’s readable, short, often humorous chapters, applying them to our own writing situations and experiences.

“We will do brief writing practices designed to make writing flow with ease and spontaneity.”

Paulson taught college writing for over 20 years at California State University Los Angeles, and now lives near Ouray, where she teaches writing and creativity workshops. Three of her poems garnered Pushcart Prize nominations.

Registration is underway at the gallery, with a $30 deposit. The cost of the workshop is $75. In addition, students should purchase Goldberg’s book in advance. New or used editions can be ordered from Amazon.com or abebooks.com.

Reserve Seats Now for Hospice’s Annual Party 

MONTROSE – Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado hosts its annual Glitz and Glamour party at The Pavilion on Saturday, March 19.  

Nearly 400 people are expected to attend the event, which kicks off with a champagne reception and silent auction at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing to the music of Chase N The Dream at 9 p.m.  

The event features a live auction, where attendees can bid on everything from an exclusive three-night stay in San Francisco to a luxurious week at a Mazatlan Resort, a gourmet dinner and wine tasting for 20 at the Vineyard and much more. 

All proceeds will support the mission of Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.  

For more information or to make reservations please call Nancy at 970-240-7776 or visit www.hospicewco.com. 

Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado is a nonprofit organization serving Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties. Hospice care is a benefit of Medicare/Medicaid and most private insurance companies. No one is ever turned away from Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado due to an inability to pay. 

Willson and McKee Coming to the Wright Opera House


OURAY – Ken Willson and Kim McKee bring their ancient Celtic mix of two voices, hammer dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, Celtic harp, accordion, Irish bouzouki, bodhran and guitars to the Wright Opera House Saturday, March 19.


The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is bringing the duo’s distinctive music-and-dance experience, featuring original Celtic-sounding compositions and traditional pieces as well as material from their nine recordings and Ceilidh, traditional Irish dancing.

“Willson and McKee are better live in concert than any review I could write for them,” wrote D. Lerdal, of Dahl Fine Arts, in Rapid City, S.D. “Together, they create a show that takes you to the past in the present.

The tunes are familiar, sad and wonderful all at the same time. Their songs are of full strong lives and unforgettable stories that deserve a special place in our collective memory.”

For more information on Willson and McKee, visit www.jigheads.com; for event information, visit www.ocpag.org or contact ocpaginfo@ouraynet.com or call 970/626-2970. Willson and McKee play at the Wright Opera House, 462 Main Street, Ouray, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults (pre-sale and online www.ocpag.org); $18 at the door, and $5 for students, and available at Mouse's Chocolates and Buckskin Booksellers, in Ouray; Cimarron Books & Coffeehouse, in Ridgway; and Coffee Trader in Montrose.
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