24th Annual Aspen Winter Words
Continuing their legacy of encouraging writers, inspiring readers, and connecting through stories, Aspen Writers' Foundation presents a virtual edition of Aspen Winter Words.
The 24th annual Winter Words series brings six top authors and poets (virtually) to Aspen during the winter season to engage the literary community with in-depth discussions, fresh ideas, and new perspectives.
From nonfiction that examines some of America's most urgent social issues to fiction that reimagines the life of a famous U.S. politician to poetry that contemplates the wonders of being alive, this season promises to inspire readers and provide new insights into our time.
The virtual events will be held from November through April. Tickets are $10 for individual tickets. Series passes for 2020-21 are $275.
April 13, 2021 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. MST:
Billy Collins in conversation with poet and theologian Padraig O Tuama
Billy Collins is the author of many collections of poetry, most recently "Whale Day." A former Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York, Collins served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and as New York State Poet from 2004 to 2006. In 2016 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Florida with his wife Suzannah.
Padraig O Tuama is a poet and theologean whose work centres around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. Working fluently on the page and in public, Padraig is a compelling poet and skilled speaker, teacher and group worker. Padraig presents Poetry Unbound with On Being Studios and in late 2019 was named Theologian in Residence for On Being, innovating in bringing art and theology into public and civic life.