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WINTER WORDS – Kevin Fedarko + Pete McBride

February 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST


This event is now sold out. Limited tickets may be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

This conversation will focus on the role that storytelling can play in protecting the Grand Canyon, the crown jewel of America’s national parks system.

Kevin Fedarko has written for Esquire, National Geographic, the New York Times, and other publications. He studied at Columbia University and Oxford before joining the staff at Time, where he served on the foreign affairs desk, then later worked as a senior editor at Outside. His first book, The Emerald Mile, which was a New York Times bestseller, won the National Outdoor Book Award and the Reading the West Award, and was a finalist for both the PEN Literary Sports Writing Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award. Fedarko lives and works in Flagstaff.

Native Coloradan Pete McBride is a self-taught, award-winning photographer, writer, and filmmaker. He has traveled on assignment to over 75 countries for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, The Nature Conservancy, Microsoft, Outside, Esquire, and many others. After a decade working abroad and completing a Knight Fellowship for journalism at Stanford University, McBride began documenting the Colorado River, culminating in a book and three award-winning short documentaries. His work as a photographer, writer, and filmmaker has garnered awards from the Banff Mountain Film Festival and the North American Society of Journalists, and he was named a “Freshwater Hero” by the National Geographic Society. For his latest project, he hiked over 700 miles along the Grand Canyon’s interior rim, documenting the development challenges threatening the National Park. The story will be published on various platforms through National Geographic and PBS in 2016/17.


A membership reception will follow this event. All Aspen Words members will receive an invitation by email. If you would like to RSVP, or did not receive your invitation, please contact aspenwords@aspeninstitute.org or call 970-925-3122. 


February 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST
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United States + Google Map