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Check out the 2024 longlist!
Roaring Fork Valley Poetry Project
Teaching artists & performance poets Natasha Carrizosa, Logan Phillips and Joaquín Zihuatanejo taught workshops in every English Language Arts classroom at Aspen Middle School & Basalt Middle School.
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The lineup includes bestselling author Abraham Verghese, Ann Patchett & Elizabeth McCracken in conversation, poet & memoirist Safiya Sinclair & champion rock climber Sasha DiGiulian.
Aspen Writers Network
Every Third Thursday
Providing mutual support and networking opportunities for writers and aspiring writers in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.
Connecting Through Stories
The Aspen Words Literary Prize is a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.
In keeping with Aspen Words’ commitment to working writers, AWN was formed to provide mutual support and networking opportunities for writers and aspiring writers in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.
Aspen Words’ educational outreach program that brings accomplished professional writers to public schools in the greater Roaring Fork Valley, from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
Presented in partnership with the Pitkin County Library, the community ready celebrates literature, unites readers around a work of fiction and ignites meaningful conversation on the vital social issues explored the winning book.
Support Aspen Words
At Aspen Words, we focus on providing opportunities for readers and writers to connect through unique stories. The support of our members and community alike makes what we do possible. If you would like to help grow our organization, we accept donations of any size. Thank you for your consideration!