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January 2018
$25

WINTER WORDS WITH TRACY K. SMITH

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paepcke Auditorium, Driveway
Aspen, CO 81611
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WINTER WORDS: Meet U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on January 23

Tracy K. Smith was appointed the 22nd United States Poet Laureate in 2017. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir “Ordinary Light” and three books of poetry. Her collection “Life on Mars” won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. “Duende” won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Award. “The Body’s Question” was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.…

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February 2018
$25

WINTER WORDS WITH CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paepcke Auditorium, Driveway
Aspen, CO 81611
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Christina Baker Kline is the author of The New York Times best-seller “A Piece of the World,” about the relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, “Christina’s World.” Kline has written six other novels—”Orphan Train,” “Orphan Train Girl,” “The Way Life Should Be,” “Bird in Hand,” “Desire Lines” and “Sweet Water”—and written or edited five works of nonfiction. Her 2013 novel “Orphan Train” spent more than two years on The New York Times best-seller list, including five weeks at No. 1, and was published in 40 countries. Her writing has appeared in…

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March 2018
$25

WINTER WORDS WITH WILLIAM FINNEGAN

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paepcke Auditorium, Driveway
Aspen, CO 81611
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William Finnegan has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987. He has reported from South Africa, Mozambique, Somalia, Sudan, Mexico, Central America, South America, Spain, Britain, Australia, Madagascar, Ukraine, Moldova, the Gulf States and the Balkans, as well as from many places in the United States. He has written primarily about politics, war, poverty, race, U.S. foreign policy, organized crime, globalization and surfing. He is the author of five books. His work has won many awards, including…

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MEMBERSHIP RECEPTION

March 20 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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All Aspen Words members are invited to join us for a cocktail reception following the Winter Words event with William Finnegan. The "Barbarian Days" author will join us as the guest of honor as we toast the 21st Anniversary Season.Members will receive an invitation and opportunity to RSVP in early March. Complimentary for AW Members. Membership Info. Held in partnership with Aspen Sojourner. 

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