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Next WCOC Meeting:

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Ouray Community Center

320 6th Ave.  


Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Motto: Investigate, Improve, Impart


P.O. Box 101

Ouray, CO 81427


In March 1897, a very small group of women met in the jury room of the Ouray Courthouse to organize a club whose purposes would be self-improvement, community service, and philanthropy.

How Poems Messed Up This Perfectionist

Perhaps like you, I wanted to be brilliant. It’s a great goal, but it got in the way of being a writer. if I couldn't be brilliant, I didn't want to write at all. Result: I seldom wrote. My pages stayed perfectly blank. Then, thirteen years ago, on a dare I began to write a poem a day. And share it. What I learned: Diving into the mess has so much to offer. In this program, I’ll talk about four creative promises that I keep every day, how a practice in one area can positively change every other part of our life, and how perfectionism just might serve me after all.

About Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer:
Rosemerry is a collaboration junkie, a poetry devotee and a glass-is-overfull kind of gal. She has 11 collections of poetry, served as the third Colorado Western Slope Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and co-directs Telluride’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club. She teaches poetry for 12-step recovery programs, hospice, mindfulness retreats, women’s retreats and more. Her most recent book, Naked for Tea, was a finalist for the Able Muse Poetry Award. Mantra: Adjust.

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