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Open Bard Poetry Series


OCPAG is proud to be among the sponsoring organizations for the Open Bard Poetry Series at the historic Sherbino Theater in Ridgway.

Now in its fourth season, the series takes place on first Thursdays, October through May. It features a different nationally or regionally known Colorado poet as the featured performer each month. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the reading starts at 6:30 p.m. Each session concludes with an open reading for community poets.

Refreshments and libations are available for purchase. Tickets are $5 for adults; all students are teachers free. A “bard card” is offered during October, November, and December; a cool $20 gets you a series pass for all eight months.

The evenings are suitable for adults, high school students and possibly mature middle school students. Local students and teachers are especially encouraged to attend and participate in the readings.

The Open Bard Poetry Series is sponsored by the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, Ridgway Chautauqua Society, Ouray Library and Ridgway Library. It is directed by poets Kierstin Bridger and Beth Paulson.

Contact Bridger at kbbridger@me.com  or Paulson at bpaulson@ouraynet.com for more information.

The complete schedule for 2016-17 can be seen on the poster above.

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