Community Read

The 2023 Community Read centered around “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak,” winner of the 2023 Aspen Words Literary Prize. This powerful story collection is about Afghans, Afghan Americans and the surreal, violent aftershocks of state violence.

The Community Read, presented by Aspen Words and Pitkin County Library, strives to celebrate literature, unite readers around a work of fiction and ignite meaningful conversation on the vital social issues explored in the winner of the Aspen Words Literary Prize.

2023 events

Book Club Discussion

Wednesday, July 12
5-6:30 pm @ Pitkin County Library
free & open to all, no registration required 

Author Talk & Reception with Jamil Jan Kochai

Tuesday, July 25
6-8 pm @ Pitkin County Library
free & open to all, registration requested