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First Draft - Amina Gautier

17 hours ago

Amina Gautier is the author of two short story collections: Now We Will Be Happy, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and At-Risk, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Gautier has published a record number of short stories. More than eighty-five of her short stories have been published.

First Draft - Skip Horack

Jul 20, 2015

Skip Horack is the author of The Other Joseph , as well as two previous books: the novel The Eden Hunter, which was a 2010 New York Times Editors’ Choice; and the story collection The Southern Cross, winner of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 2008 Bakeless Fiction Prize. His work has appeared in Oxford American, Epoch, The Southern Review, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. He is a former Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where he was also a Wallace Stegner Fellow.

  Telling a story through photographs...that's the objective of the Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. The workshop is co-taught by James Estrin, The New York Times Senior Staff Photographer, and Ed Kashi, photojournalist and filmmaker whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Newsweek, TIME, and The New York Times Magazine, among others. 

Estrin and Kashi discuss their workshop at the Ranch, the developments they've seen in the field of photographer, and their careers. 

Mandala opening ceremony highlights monks’ visit

Jul 10, 2015

 

Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery area heading to the Aspen Art Museum tomorrow to begin the ancient art of mandala.

 

The monks create sand for the Mandala sand paintings by rubbing dyed stones on metal scrapers...they then aim the sand into a large pre-designed pattern atop a table.

The pieces can take weeks to complete.

When they’re finished, a special ceremony is held where the sand is collected in a jar and emptied near running water.

 

Gangstagrass brings unique mashup-style to Snowmass

Jul 9, 2015

The band Gangstagrass will be playing in Snowmass tonight as part of the free summer concert series. The band mixes bluegrass and hip-hop, and you may have heard their music during FX’s Justified. Rench, the lead producer of the group spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort.

Highlights from their conversation...

"There's no drums in bluegrass  so I could hear how easily you could add those as samples on top of a beat."

"I think they think it's going to be a novelty when they first hear the idea."

First Draft - Leslie Jamison

Jul 6, 2015

Leslie Jamison was born in Washington DC and grew up in Los Angeles. Since then, she's lived in Iowa, Nicaragua, New Haven, and New York and worked as a baker, an office temp, an innkeeper, a tutor, and a medical actor. Every one of these was a world; they're still in her. Her novel is called The Gin Closet and her collection of essays is called The Empathy Exams. Leslie Jamison a columnist for the New York Times Book Review, and is currently finishing a doctoral dissertation at Yale about addiction narratives. www.lesliejamison.com

First Draft - Saeed Jones

Jun 29, 2015

Saeed Jones was born in Memphis, TN and raised in Lewisville, Texas. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University – Newark. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University where he won the Jim Wayne Miller Award for Poetry. His collection Prelude to Bruise was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014 and the winner of the 2015 Pen Literary Award for Poetry. Jones is also the literary editor for BuzzFeed.

First Draft - Akhil Sharma

Jun 22, 2015
Bill Miller

  Akhil Sharma is the author of An Obedient Father, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Best American Short Stories, and O. Henry Award Stories. A native of Delhi, he lives in New York City and is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University, Newark. His latest novel is Family Life, which won the 2015 Folio Prize for fiction.

Food and wine ready for serving up Aspen

Jun 18, 2015

  The Food and Wine Classic in Aspen comes to town this weekend. Aspen Public Radio’s arts and culture reporter Patrick Fort spoke to the publisher of Food and Wine Magazine, Christina Grdovic in the days leading up to the event.

 

 

 

That was Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort speaking with Food and Wine Magazine’s Christina Grdovic. You can hear more of the interview later today on aspenpublicradio.org.

Audio Canvas is a weekly audio tour of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Executive Director, Nancy Wilhelms, shares the center's history and mission to bridge art, education, and inspiration. The Ranch will host a myriad of events this summer including a conversation series, workshops, kids camps, guest faculty lectures, and lunchtime Auctionettes. 

Learn more about the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and their upcoming events at www.AndersonRanch.org

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