Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2014 Annual Benefit, A Literary Feast.

Poet Billy Collins
thrilled dinner guests with a humorous and thoughtful reading of his award-winning poetry. 

A Literary Feast

Monday, June 16, 2014
6 o’clock VIP cocktail reception
7 o’clock Dinner
Hotel Jerome Grand Ballroom, Aspen

Last year’s Aspen Summer Words gala, A Literary Feast, was a benefit for Aspen Words’ youth-focused programs and scholarship funds. Lauded for making poetry accessible to everyone, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins has been called the most popular poet in America. Joining him for dinner were over 100 Aspen Words supporters as well as this stellar lineup of Aspen Summer Words literary luminaries:

Melissa Bank
Bernard Cooper
Meghan Daum
Andre Dubus III
Julia Glass
Mary Beth Keane
Meg Wolitzer
  Agents and Editors
Kathleen Anderson
Lisa Bankoff
Chris Calhoun
Lucy Carson
Jenna Johnson
Richard Nash
Elizabeth Sheinkman


2015 Benefit Dinner: Summer Soirée featuring Garrison Keillor