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June 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDT

An evening of extraordinary pairings featuring Lucy Kalanithi in conversation with Ann Patchett.

Taste wines from Bodega Catena Zapata (Argentina), Zenato (Italy), Clos du Gaimont (France), and Raats Family Wines (South Africa), among many others. Paired with tasting notes by Summer Words authors, plus exclusive bottles for auction.

All Summer Words faculty, agents, and editors will also be in attendance. This event is held in support of Aspen Words’ year-round programming. 

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Kalanithi.interior ATA photo - Suszi Lurie McFaddenWHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR has been #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list almost every week since its publication in early January. This profoundly moving memoir was written by Lucy’s late husband, Paul Kalanithi, a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question What makes a human life meaningful? Following his death in March 2015, Lucy shepherded Paul’s book to publication and wrote its stunning epilogue.

Though this memoir was written by a dying man, it is not a book about death, but about life. The Aspen Words Summer Benefit will be an evening of conversation celebrating literature’s role in helping us to more fully understand the joys and challenges of human life. We hope you will join us!


June 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDT



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