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AWF Winter Words: Gretel Ehrlich

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Since the winter of 1998, the Aspen Writers' Foundation has presented Winter Words, an annual author series that elevates the written word off the page and onto the stage. Over the years, dozens of literati - including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award honorees, and bestselling authors - have engaged Aspen audiences after the lifts close during this "Après Ski for the Mind" program. These days, Winter Words keeps the reading world on its toes and audience members are as apt to find on the bill a literary cabaret featuring live music and cutting edge comedy as they are to enjoy a traditional poetry reading followed by a Q&A and book signing. When it comes to Winter Words, inspiring literature - whatever shape it may take - is always on tap 

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of 13 books including three books of narrative essays, a novel, a memoir, three books of poetry, a biography, and a children's book, among others. She is the recipient of the 2010 PEN/Thoreau Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship and has received numerous grants for her research, including a grant from the National Geographic Society and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her books include The Solace of Open Spaces, A Match to the Heart, and In the Empire of Ice. Ehrlich's stories have been published in TIME, Life, National Geographic Magazine, Orion, and Outside magazine, among others. She is a former correspondent for NPR's Day to Day and has reported from Kosovo, the Arctic, and Africa. Her new book, Facing the Wave, is forthcoming in February 2013. Gretel currently lives on a ranch in Wyoming.

  • Date:
    02/20/2013 - 02/20/2013
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  • Location:
    Paepcke Auditorium
  • Admission:
    $20 General Admission
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