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Mohsin Hamid is the author of the bestselling novel "Exit West," which follows a young couple who flees an unnamed war-torn country and tries to resettle in a new home. Earlier this year, the book won Aspen Words’ first literary prize. Hamid will discuss his work Tuesday evening in Aspen for Aspen Words’ Summer Words.

 

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Author Heather Harpham’s memoir “Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After” is about her infant daughter’s life-threatening illness.  Harpham speaks Monday night on an Aspen Words’ Summer Words panel.

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Francisco Cantu is Aspen Words’ Writer-in-Residence this month.  Tuesday evening, he’ll discuss his bestselling memoir “The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border.”

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Journalist Alex Mar is Aspen Words’ first Writer in Residence this year. She doesn’t shy away from unconventional subjects.

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Bruce Handy is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He’ll be in town this summer to facilitate the Aspen Words Reader’s Retreat.  

On Tuesday, the winner of the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize will be announced at a ceremony in New York City. The prize is $35,000. It also comes with a trophy, which was commissioned by one of the studio coordinators at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

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Author Luis Alberto Urrea was born in Tijuana and raised in California. He often writes about bicultural experiences. His newest novel is "The House of Broken Angels."

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Adrienne Brodeur is Aspen Words’ executive director. She has a new memoir in the works. Brodeur gave Claire Woodcock a sneak peek into her writing process and what the new autobiography is all about.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 4

Feb 26, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, Managing Director, Suzanne Bober, President of the Advisory Board, and Denny Vaughn, former President of the Board, explain what Aspen Words means to them. 

Week in the Arts: February 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018

On Tuesday, there will be a book talk and signing with novelist Christina Baker Kline starting at 6 pm at Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words Winter Words series.

 

Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, STILL/LIFE, a mixed media show, opens starting at 5 pm.

 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 3

Feb 19, 2018

Jamie Kravitz, Managing Director of Aspen Words, explains the importance of their new Literary Prize, which launched last year. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 2

Feb 12, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, Managing Director of Aspen Words, Suzanne Bober, President of the Advisory Board, Denny Vaughn, former President of the Board, and Scott Lasser, current Board Member, explain their annual events and how impactful they are on our community. 

Week in the Arts: February 12, 2018

Feb 11, 2018

 

Monday and Tuesday the Take Ten Festival from Theater Masters continues its run at the Aspen Black Box Theatre. Those shows start at 7:30 p.m.

 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 1

Feb 2, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, the Managing Director of Aspen Words, explains their growth and expansion. 

Week in the Arts: Jan. 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018

 

Tonight at 5, Colorado Mountain College in Aspen presents a reception for the group exhibition “Open Book: The Book as Object and Image,” featuring work from over 30 artists.

 

Tuesday, there will be an author talk and book signing with 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at Paepcke Auditorium at 6. She is the second speaker in this season’s Aspen Words lineup.

 

Week in the Arts: January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018

On Tuesday at 6, Alice McDermott kicks off the Winter Words series, hosted by Aspen Words at Paepcke Auditorium.

Wednesday the Aspen Chapel Gallery’s latest exhibition opens. “7 X 7” will feature student artists from the Roaring Fork Valley’s seven high schools. The opening reception starts at 5.

 

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Aspen Words has made public the faculty lineup for the 2018 Summer Words writing conference and literary festival.

Week in the Arts: Dec. 11, 2017

Dec 11, 2017

 

It's another week of wonder here in the Roaring Fork Valley! Welcome. 

2018 Winter Words speakers lineup released

Nov 9, 2017
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Aspen Words announced the lineup for its upcoming winter speaker series. The 21st annual Winter Words list includes authors that specialize in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Writer Tiffany Quay Tyson’s debut novel Three Rivers was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction. She’s a faculty member at Lighthouse Writers Workshop and the Lighthouse Young Writers Program in Denver.

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