When Sunil Yapa was writing the first draft of his first novel, “Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist,” he was living in Chile. Unfortunately, he hadn’t backed up his manuscript anywhere and his laptop was stolen. He lost 600 pages of writing and had reached a critical juncture in his young career.
There are many video series on sites like YouTube and Vimeo: The “Takeaway Shows” series, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. Each has its own style, but they all feature musicians playing intimate sets with acoustic instruments in a stripped down or unusual setting. Aspen has its own low-key music venue: the Silver Queen gondola on Aspen Mountain.
Dominic grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. He is the author, most recently, of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, a New York Times Bestseller and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice selection.
Friday is Bike to Work Day and to celebrate, it’s Bonedale Bike Week in Carbondale.
It’s Glenwood High School’s Fine Arts Week. The 27th year of the event features visual art every day of the week, and performances by choirs, bands and theatre groups.
Sunil Yapa talks about his book, “Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist” at Hooch Bar in Aspen on Tuesday. It’s Yapa’s first novel and it’s been received very well by critics. He’s currently working as a writer in residence for Aspen Words.