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AWLP Ceremony Watch Party: Pitkin County Library

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-7

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Pitkin County Library is delighted to once again host a free livestream viewing party of the Aspen Words Literary Prize Awards Ceremony taking place at the Morgan Library in New York City on Thursday, April 25th. The event will be held in the Library’s Dunaway Community Room and doors will open at 4:00pm, with the livestream beginning at 4:30pm.

The finalists for the $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize, which honors a work of fiction that illuminates vital contemporary issues, are:

Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Temple Folk” by Aaliyah Bilal

Witness” by Jamel Brinkley

Enter Ghost” by Isabella Hammad

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store” by James McBride


Attendees at the Library’s viewing party will be able to delight in the evening’s most exciting aspects in real-time: a conversation with the finalist authors led by Mary Louise Kelly co-host of NPR’s award-winning show All Things Considered, and the live announcement of the $35,000 prize winner.

Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded for those who correctly guess the winning book.


April 25
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-7