The Latest from Aspen Words

Natasha collage Poet Natasha Trethewey Explores Public and Personal Histories of Race in America - On a recent winter night, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey addressed an Aspen Words audience on the intersection between art and activism. “[I am] a poet interested not only in the sounds of language and in its beauty, but in its ability to help us deal with our most difficult knowledge and help us move towards justice.”... View Article
AspenWritersNetwork-mingling Members Cocktail Party - Members of Aspen Words are invited to a cocktail party with Natasha Trethewey following her Jan 6 talk. Please join us in celebrating our new name, the New Year, and one of the great poets of our time! Space is limited as this party takes place in a private home, so please RSVP by emailing Jamie... View Article
through the woods Announcing a Graphic Novel Workshop for Young Writers - July 27 – August 1, Aspen Words is proud to welcome artist Tim Fielder to the Roaring Fork Valley to teach an intensive Summer Graphic Novel Workshop for young writers ages 14 – 18. As we look forward to this unique class designed to delve into a genre that is sweeping the literary world, our Education... View Article
Jan-6_Trethewey1 Free Tickets for Educators and Students - All educators are welcome to attend Natasha Trethewey’s Jan 6 Winter Words event as our guests. Students ages 14-24 are also invited to attend for free. Email Renee Prince or call 970.925.3122 ext 5# for tickets.
WW_WalterJess-e1418751889318 Jess Walter Opens Winter Words - “…the smaller the space between your desire and what is right, the happier you will be.” Winter Words kicked off on Dec 2 with the #1 “New York Times“ best-selling author of “Beautiful Ruins”. Listen to an interview on APR’s First Draft.
Danler_Stephanie-e1418751210558 Summer Words Success Story - 2014 Novel Editing student Stephanie Danler has gone from collecting tips at her waitressing job to getting a six-figure book deal.
Phillips-Rowan-Ricardo-e1418752687201 The New Yorker Publishes a Poem by Rowan Ricardo Phillips - Written during his Aspen Words residency, Rowan’s Riccardo’s poem “Measure for Measure” begins with “Alone in Woody Creek, CO…”