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High Country Speaker Series continues with poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

AVON — Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer specializes in helping people see the poetry in their own lives. Her presentation at the Avon Public Library on Tuesday is the third installment in this year’s High Country Speaker Series, a partnership between the Eagle Valley Library District and Walking Mountains Science Center.

The theme of Trommer’s presentation is “Getting Real: A Poetic Look at Sustainability.” She will share some of her poetry and will help the audience consider poetic practices that might help them connect in new ways with the world around them.

“I look forward to being inspired by an artistic perspective of science and nature,” said Michelle Marx, adult services librarian at the Avon Public Library. “It will be a treat to hear Rosemerry read her poetry.”

Trommer is a “chanteuse of the heart,” said poet Art Goodtimes. She lives in southwest Colorado, where she served as San Miguel County’s first poet laureate and directs the Telluride Writers Guild. She teaches poetry for Think 360, The Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado, Ah Haa School for the Arts and Camp Coca Cola. Her poetry has appeared in O Magazine and on A Prairie Home Companion. Trommer and her husband, Eric, own a 75-acre organic fruit farm, where she practices the art of letting go. For seven years, she has written a poem a day, and every day she reads many more than that. Her favorite one-word mantra: Adjust. Her website is www.wordwoman.com.

The theme of this year’s High Country Speaker Series is “Sustainability: Adapting Today to Preserve Tomorrow.” The final speaker in this series is nature photographer Boyd Norton, who will present on March 11 at Walking Mountains Science Center.

The High Country Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended but not required. Find information on upcoming speakers online at www.evld.org/hcss. For more information on Tuesday evening’s presentation, or to make a reservation, call Walking Mountains Science Center at 970-827-9725 or the Avon Public Library at 970-949-6797.

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