Book notes, Feb. 19, 2017

Event features valley author

Local author Charlie Quimby will discuss his second novel during an event set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Valley Books, 350 Main St.

“Inhabited” is set in Grand Junction and “following a reading, Quimby will query the audience to identify specific locations mentioned in the book,” according to a news release from Margie Willson, Grand Valley Books owner. “Prizes will be awarded for correct answers.”

Quimby’s first novel was titled “Monument Road” and also featured a high desert setting like the Grand Valley.

Gourds Tour plans 3 stops


Western Colorado poets Rosemerry Whatola Trommer and Art Goodtimes will share their performance poetry on the Traveling Gourds Tour at various locations this week.

The tour begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Telluride Arts Gallery and offices, 135 West Pacific and continues at these times, dates and locations:

■ 5 p.m. Wednesday at La Zona Colona, just off U.S. Highway 550 in Colona.

■ 7 p.m. Friday at Lithic Bookstore & Gallery, 138 South Park Square, No, 202, in Fruita.

Learn about the tour at

Author presents workshop


Aaron A. Abeyta, author and English professor at Adams State University, will teach an upcoming writing workshop titled “Making Writing Real.”

The workshop is set for 2–5 p.m. Saturday in the gymnasium at 740 Gunnison Ave. and is hosted by the Western Colorado Writer’s Forum.

Cost is $10 for forum members or $20 for nonmembers. Registration can be made by calling 256-4662 or by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Abeyta authored the book of poetry, “Colcha,” the novel “Rise, Do Not Be Afraid” and a book of collected writings titled “Letters From the Headwaters.” He has received an American Book Award and a Colorado Book Award.


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