At Aspen Words, we believe in the power of stories to connect people with each other and with the world. Whether they are written or spoken, shared in prose or in poetry, stories provide sustenance, encourage empathy, and entertain. Please join with us in celebrating and supporting the new voices and great stories that continue to enrich and renew our lives.




“You get old and you realize there are no answers.

Just stories.”

– Garrison Keillor, whose generous stories took us on an amazing journey at the Aspen Words Summer Soirée Benefit, June 24, 2015


Here are a few of the many ways Aspen Words connects people through the power of stories.


Aspen Summer Words

Winter Words

Young Writers

Writers in Residence

Aspen Writers’ Network