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January 2018
$25

WINTER WORDS WITH ALICE MCDERMOTT

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paepcke Auditorium, Driveway
Aspen, CO 81611
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Alice McDermott is the author of eight novels, including “The Ninth Hour,” published in 2017.  Her seventh novel, “Someone,” was a New York Times best-seller, a finalist for the Dublin IMPAC Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Patterson Prize for Fiction and The Dayton Literary Peace Prize.  “Someone” also was longlisted for the National Book Award.  Three of her previous novels, “After This,” “At Weddings and Wakes” and “That Night,” were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. “Charming Billy” won the National Book Award for…

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Poetry Slam with Meta Sarmiento

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Temporary at Willits, 360 Market Street
Basalt, CO 81621 United States
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Slam poetry is a spoken-word form of poetry that is largely influenced by the free verse, musical style of Beat poets like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Slam poetry is designed to trigger emotional responses from a live audience. In this slam, a winner will be chosen by a panel of judges including Meta Sarmiento. Bring your poem and compete to be the victor of The Temporary 's first Poetry Slam! Meta Sarmiento is a National Poetry Slam semifinalist, TedX…

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Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with Meta Sarmiento

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Basalt Regional Library, 14 Midland Ave
Basalt, CO 81621 United States
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Meta Sarmiento is a Filipino poet and rapper from Guam and currently lives in Denver, CO. Meta is a National Poetry Slam semifinalist, a TEDx speaker and winner of Spoken Word for the World 2015. His latest collection of poems, "Tie Your Shoes Kid," explores themes of cultural identity, love, loss and healing. Join Meta for a workshop exploring poetry as spoken word, and craft your own verse and find your poetic voice.

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$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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