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Poetry night in Fruita

Fruita's Cavalcade will host a poetry night Friday, Feb. 7. According to organizers, this will be the first of what will become a monthly event.
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WHAT: Fruita Poetry Night

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Fruita’s Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave.

COST: Free

INFO: 435-724-7387, fruitapulp@gmail.com

Fellow “Fruitopians” Kyle Harvey and Danny Rosen aim to kick off “Fruita Poetry Night” with a bang at the Cavalcade on Friday, Feb. 7. This event will likely become a monthly gathering, and it starts at 7 p.m.

“We invited other poets from around Colorado to come and read,” Harvey said. “It’s a free event, though we’ll probably pass the hat for folks traveling” to collect gas money.

Both organizers have a strong community connection to the arts — Harvey is a writer and owner of Fruita’s Rye Gallery and Rosen runs Fruita’s Lithic Press.

“Cavalcade is thrilled to be chosen as the venue for Poetry Night in Fruita,” Cavalcade operations manager Jeannine Purser said. “We love to incorporate poetry into our monthly variety shows, but it is really exciting to have a night completely dedicated to poetry.”

Friday’s event will host a variety of poets — Peter Anderson, Craig Nielson, Lynda La Rocca, Laurie James and Barbara Ford from Salida, Colo., Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer from Placerville, Colo., Art Goodtimes from Norwood, Colo., Jack Mueller from Ridgeway, Colo., Wendy Videlock from Grand Junction, along with organizers Rosen and Harvey.

“We certainly have a lot of poets on the Western Slope,” Harvey added. “Colorado in general has a thriving poetry scene.”

He expects each monthly reading to vary, with no set itinerary “so it doesn’t become calculated or predictable.”

For more information, call Harvey at 435-724-7387 or email fruitapulp@gmail.com.

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