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VIRTUAL: Aspen Winter Words - Isabel Wilkerson

11/17/2020 - 6:00pm

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.

Nov. 17, 2020 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. MST:

Isabel Wilkerson in conversation with Elizabeth Alexander poet, essayist, playwright, & the president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction, an interpreter of the human condition, and an impassioned voice for demonstrating how history can help us understand ourselves, our country, and our current era of upheaval. Waterstone, the venerable U.K. bookseller, calls her new book,"Caste" an expansive, lyrical and stirring account of the unspoken system of divisions that govern our world.

Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, cultural advocate and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation's largest funder in arts, culture and humanities in higher education. With more than two decades of experience leading innovative programs in education, philanthropy, and beyond, Dr. Alexander builds partnerships at Mellon to support the arts and humanities while strengthening educational institutions and cultural organizations across the world.

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