Experience the breadth of today’s literary landscape at the 20th Anniversary Winter Words series. The featured authors will take audience members from the banks of the Colorado River, to New York City’s 1980’s art scene, to 18th century Ghana, and many unexpected places in-between. 

Jan 17: Azar Nafisi
Feb 7: Kevin Fedarko + Pete McBride* – This event is now sold out. Limited tickets may be available for purchase at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
Feb 28: Yaa Gyasi in conversation with Farah Griffin
Mar 21Adam Gopnik
Apr 4: Stephanie Danler + Anna Noyes + Molly Prentiss

All five events take place at Paepcke Auditorium located on the campus of the Aspen Institute. Author events start at 6pm, doors at 5:30pm. A signing will follow each discussion and Explore Booksellers will have books for purchase.

*AW Member-exclusive reception to follow the Feb 7th event, in partnership with Aspen Sojourner.

Box Office and Ticket Info

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$25 Individual Event Tickets
$60 AW Member Series Pass — Become an AW Member
$80 Non-Member Series Pass 


We believe that engaged youth vitalize our literary community by offering fresh perspectives and taking bold risks. Contact Tori Morris with reservations. 
This offer is subject to space availability at events. Winter Words programs are not scripted and may contain adult content and explicit language. 


Aspen Brewing Company has sponsored free beers for Winter Words event participants ages 21-29. Pick up your beer coupon at Paepcke Auditorium, and join your fellow bookworms for conversation and beers at the Taproom following the author talks.  AW Members receive 10% off Winter Words and Summer Words book titles purchased at Explore Booksellers in advance of events.