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Attending to You

February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST


How Paying Attention Like a Poet Can Help Us Listen Better and Deepen Connections

Join us for a conversation with poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer about how attentive listening, gazing, and sensing—part of a poet’s craft—is vital for forging strong relationships. And it’s those relationships that see us through the wild twists and turns of life.

While her poetry will be a featured part of the conversation, our focus will be on the stories behind the poems that point to the wisdom Rosemerry has gained from the relationships built through everything from momentary encounters to heartbreaking losses shared. 

Leave the conversation with:

  • Ways to increase your attention to others.
  • Inspiration for building new relationships and strengthening existing relationships.
  • Creative processes for expanding your sensory awareness of the people you encounter each day.


Thursday Evening, February 29th



7pm to 8:30pm


Virtually: (via Zoom)



Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer


Registrants will have 30 days to view the recording as often as they desire.


$40 (partial scholarships available)

(Photo of Rosemerry courtesy of Joanie Schwarz
About Our Speaker

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives with her husband and daughter in Placerville, Colorado, on the banks of the wild and undammed San Miguel River. She served as San Miguel County’s first poet laureate (2007-2011) and as Western Slope Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and was a finalist for Colorado Poet Laureate in 2019.

Devoted to helping others explore creative practice, Rosemerry is co-host of Emerging Form, a podcast on creative process, co-founder of Secret Agents of Change (a surreptitious kindness cabal), and co-leader of Soul Writers Circle. 

Rosemerry has 13 collections of poetry, and her work has appeared in O Magazine, A Prairie Home Companion, PBS News Hour, American Life in Poetry, on fences, in back alleys, on Carnegie Hall Stage and on hundreds of river rocks she leaves around town. Her most recent collection, Hush, won the Halcyon prize. Naked for Tea was a finalist for the Able Muse Book Award. Other books include Even Now, The Less I Hold and If You Listen, a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. In 2023 she released All the Honey; Beneath All Appearances an Unwavering Peace (a book for grieving parents with artist Rashani Réa); a book of writing prompts, Exploring Poetry of Presence II; and Dark Praise, a spoken word album with Steve Law. To find out more and read her full biography, go to https://wordwoman.com. (Photo of Rosemerry courtesy of Joanie Schwarz)


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February 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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