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May 2015

Jandy Nelson Talk & Book Signing

May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Basalt Regional Library,
14 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621 United States
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Critically-acclaimed YA author, Jandy Nelson, is spending May in the Roaring Fork Valley as a Writer in Residence with Aspen Words.  Her book I’ll Give You the Sun won the 2015 Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.  Come listen to Jandy share insights about this stunning novel and her life as a writer.  We’ll be giving away free copies of I’ll Give You the Sun as part of our “Catch & Release” program.  Books are limited, so come early for the talk,… Find out more »
June 2015

Aspen Summer Words

June 21 - June 26
The Gant,
610 South West End Street, Aspen, CO 81611
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We offer workshops in fiction, memoir, novel editing, and playwriting taught by some of the most renowned writers in the field. Find out more »

Aspen Words Summer Soiree

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Doerr-Hosier Center,
845 Meadows Road, Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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Garrison Keillor, author, storyteller, humorist, and host of the longstanding public radio program “A Prairie Home Companion” is this year’s featured speaker. Keillor’s career exemplifies Aspen Words’ commitment to connect people through the power of stories. Other special guests at the reception and dinner will include Aspen Summer Words faculty, literary agents, and editors. Tickets and tables available for purchase May 1 on our website. Contact: Jamie Kravitz at (970) 925-3122 ext 2#. Find out more »
July 2015

Reading & Talk with Nancy Reisman and Rick Hilles

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Woody Creek Community Center,
006 Woody Creek Plaza, Woody Creek, CO 81656 United States
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Aspen Words’ July Writers in Residence are Nancy Reisman and Rick Hilles. A limited number of free copies of their books will be available for attendees at the event. Nancy Reisman is the author of two novels, Trompe L’Oeil and The First Desire, and the short story collection House Fires, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her stories have appeared in many journals and anthonolgies, including Tin House, Narrative, Five Points, Yale Review, Subtropics, Michigan Quarterly Review, Best American… Find out more »
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