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Meta Sarmiento Poet Meta Sarmiento Comes to Basalt - Meta Sarmiento, a Filipino poet and rapper from Guam who currently lives in Denver, will host a poetry slam on Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m.... View Article
2017-AITG-ON-THE-PODCAST-LIVING-THE-CREATIVE-LIFE-2 PODCAST: Living the Creative Life - How is creativity cultivated in childhood? And, does a creative culture at home result in a creative career later on? Authors Jess Walter, Dani Shapiro, and Jericho Brown explain... View Article
Aspen Words Literary Prize: Author Spotlight Author Viet Thanh Nguyen on Writing About Refugees - This post originally appeared on the Aspen Institute blog on January 8, 2018. Aspen Words will confer the inaugural $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize this year, recognizing... View Article
books header Five Great Authors to Read This Winter - This post originally appeared on the Aspen Institute blog on November 21, 2017 Aspen Words will welcome some of America’s leading authors — including Pulitzer... View Article
Julia Lee A Letter From Youth Poetry Participant Julia Lee - October 9, 2017By Julia Lee My name is Julia Lee. I am a poet and I know it. Since second grade, as soon as I could... View Article
aspenwords_hero-opt-1024x288 Tell Us the Books that Changed Your Worldview - May 25, 2017 Over the past four months, publishers across the country have submitted book nominations for the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000... View Article