Writing Poetry & Workshops with Rosemerry Trommer

Writing Workshop

Thursday, February 24
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Fort Morgan Campus- Spruce 317


This writing workshop will allow participants to be guided through the exploration of words and poetry. Ms. Trommer, often called “The Word Woman,” will help us find our inner muse, and enjoy writing from our inner thoughts and experiences.

Poetry Playshop

Thursday, February 24
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Fort Morgan Campus- Bloedorn Lecture Hall


This evening event, “For the Fun of It: A Poetry Playshop,” will stress writing for pleasure. Finding rules and breaking them. Of course, poetry can be serious – can be dissected and criticized and exegesis-ized. But poetry is also a playground for exploring what it means to be alive; and play is a secret weapon for meeting failure, vulnerability, uncertainty, and humility. Play helps us fall in love with the world, and with words, too. We’ll read poems that make us laugh, shake our heads, open our hearts and show up, and then in that vein, we’ll write. Gravity, of course, is also invited. There’s always a dark underbelly. Let’s tickle it.

About Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s poetry has appeared in “O Magazine,” on “A Prairie Home Companion,” “PBS News Hour,” in “Rattle.com,” and Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry,” and on river rocks she leaves around town. She has thirteen poetry collections, most recently “Hush,” winner of the Halcyon Prize for poems of human ecology, and “Naked for Tea,” a finalist for the Able Muse Book Award. She teaches and performs poetry for mindfulness retreats, women’s retreats, scientists, Camp Coca-Cola, Deepak Chopra, hospice, The Embodiment Conference and more.

She is a co-host for Emerging Form (a podcast on creative process), co-founder of Secret Agents of Change (a group dedicated to surreptitious kindnesses), co-host of Stubborn Blessing (an online poetry reading series), and co-director of Telluride’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club. She’s included in the acclaimed anthologies “Poetry of Presence” and “How to Love the World,” served as San Miguel County’s first poet laureate and was appointed Western Slope Poet Laureate (2015-2017). She earned her MA in English Language & Linguistics at UW-Madison. She’s been writing a poem a day since 2006. You can find her daily poems on her blog, “A Hundred Falling Veils.” One-word mantra: Adjust