Winter Words with Safiya Sinclair – at TACAW & Livestreamed

Safiya Sinclair

in Conversation

Thursday, Feb. 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TACAW in Basalt (400 Robinson St)
Doors: 5:30 p.m. | Talk: 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Book signing to follow.

  • In-person Event Ticket – $30
  • In-Person Season Pass – $80 (access to all four Winter Words events)
  • Virtual Season Pass – $40 (links to view all four Winter Words events via livestream)

Livestream access to Winter Words with Safiya Sinclair will be available to ticket holders outside of the live event time.

What is it like to leave everything you know behind? Join Aspen Words at TACAW for Winter Words with memoirist and award-winning poet Safiya Sinclair, as she discusses her new book, “How to Say Babylon.” This Read with Jenna TODAY show book club pick examines the author’s rigid Rastafarian upbringing and her efforts to break free from the patriarchal structure which defined her youth.

About the Moderator

Mitzi Rapkin is the host and producer of the literary podcast, First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing.  For the last eight years, Mitzi has read a book a week and interviewed the author.  First Draft features fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and essay writers.  With a specific focus on craft, Rapkin and her guests explore the decisions and psychology that went into the book being discussed, the themes of a writer’s work, and questions focused on the human experience.  George Saunders said Rapkin “is one of the most talented and passionate interviewers in the world. What makes her great is her precision and her genuine curiosity, which transforms the interview into an urgent conversation. The time flies by, and I always learn something new about my own work.”  You can learn more about Rapkin, the podcast, and listen to the more than 315 archived interviews at

Thank You

Thanks to our partners at Explore Booksellers and Bookbinders Basalt
Aspen Words members receive 20% off Winter Words book titles.