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February 2016


February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Third Street Center,
520 South Third Street
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States
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Aspen Words' 3rd annual Youth Poetry Slam will be hosted by Roaring Fork Valley's favorite performance poets Myrlin Hepworth, Logan Phillips, and Mercedez Holtry and will feature the brave high school poets from Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, and Aspen! It's going to be an exhilarating night celebrating the power of youth voices.  This event is FREE and audience members of all ages are welcome.  The slam starts at 6:30 pm!  

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WINTER WORDS – Adam Johnson

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paepcke Auditorium,
Aspen, CO 81611
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Adam Johnson is the author of the novel The Orphan Master’s Son, and most recently, a collection of short stories titled Fortune Smiles, winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction. The Orphan Master’s Son won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the California Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. It was named one of the best books of the year by more than a dozen publications and spent…

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March 2016

Aspen Writers’ Network Event: State of the Publishing Industry

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BB’s Kitchen – Lounge area,
525 E Cooper Ave
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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Stephanie Cabot (Garlinda Birkbeck)

A literary agent for over 25 years, with agencies like William Morris and the Gernert Company, Stephanie Cabot will share her broad expertise with AWN while expounding on the current state of the publishing industry. She'll specifically address how to market yourself as a writer and how to find the best possible agent for you. Cabot will leave plenty of time open to questions and has asked that members email a brief description of their writing to AW, so she can…

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BOOK LAUNCH – Mark Tompkins

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Explore Booksellers,
221 East Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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SAVE THE DATE: Mark Tompkins' book launch on March 3

Celebrate AW Board Vice President Mark Tompkins' debut novel The Last Days of Magic! A short reading will be followed by a book signing, drinks and hors d'oeuvres.ABOUT THE BOOKAn epic novel of magic and mysticism, Celts and faeries, mad kings and druids, and the goddess struggling to reign over magic’s last outpost on the Earth.“Plundering the treasure chest of human myths, from mysterious biblical giants to ferocious Celtic faeries, Tompkins has created a fantasy adventure with the shifting perspectives of dreamscape.…

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