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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.

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Last night, Aspen Words veterans Stephanie Danler, Anna Noyes and Molly Prentiss spoke about their debut book releases. For those unable to make the Aspen Words event, Claire Woodcock spoke with the authors while they were in town to bring us this conversation.

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik speaks in Aspen

Mar 21, 2017
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The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik will speak tonight at the Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words’ Winter Words Series. Claire Woodcock spoke with Gopnik in the studio and brings us this conversation.

Next month in schools up and down the Valley, professional poets from across the country will be teaching Roaring Fork Valley students how to write and perform poetry.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Barbara Platts present a compilation of the week’s news.  

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Aspen Words’ Winter Words series starts in January, and the lineup was released yesterday.

 

Azar Nafisi begins the annual festival on Jan. 17. She’s the author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran”. The lineup also includes novelist Kevin Fedarko, Aspen native Pete McBride and Aspen Summer Words alum Anna Noyes.

 

It’s the 20th year of Winter Words. Executive director Adrienne Brodeur said the lineup focused on bringing in diverse perspectives.  

 Novelist Maria Semple, author of the bestselling "Where'd You Go Bernadette" and a new novel coming out this fall talks with host Carolyne Heldman. Semple was in Aspen as a teacher at this summer's Aspen Words.

 

Curated - April 4

Apr 6, 2016
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Sandra Cisneros is an American writer known for her novels “The House on Mango Street” and “Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories”. Cisneros grew up with seven brothers and as the son of Mexican immigrants. She commonly writes about her feelings of isolation as she traveled between the United States and Mexico as a child. She spoke with Aspen Public Radio about her experiences as a writer and teacher ahead of her appearance at Aspen Words’ Winter Words series.

 

 

 

Aspen Words starts with Juan Felipe Herrera

Jan 11, 2016

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera speaks tonight (Tuesday) at Paepcke Auditorium as the first speaker in a high-profile lineup.

Herrera is the first Latino to hold the position. In an interview with Aspen Public Radio, he said coming to Aspen was a bit of a homecoming. Herrera’s father came to Denver when he first moved to the United States.