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WINTER WORDS – Juan Felipe Herrera

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| $20
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Juan Felipe Herrera is the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States (2015-2016) and is the first Latino to hold the position. From 2012-2014, Herrera served as California State Poet Laureate. Herrera’s many collections of poetry include Notes on the Assemblage; Senegal Taxi; Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, a recipient of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971-2007. He is also the author of Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse, which received the Americas Award. His books of prose for children include: SkateFate, Calling The Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award; Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical for young audiences in New York City; and Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box. Herrera is also a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.

The reading and talk will be followed by a Q+A and book signing. Explore Booksellers will have books for purchase at the event.

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AW MEMBER PARTY TO FOLLOW THE PAEPCKE EVENT
With special guest Juan Felipe Herrera

Sponsored by Aspen Peak magazine
In partnership with English in Action
Gonzo Gallery | 7:30pm 
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Details

Date:
January 12
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.aspenwords.org/programs/winter-words/

Organizer

Aspen Words
Phone:
970-925-3122
Website:
aspenwords.org

Venue

Paepcke Auditorium
Driveway
Aspen, CO 81611
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