This year's festival, "Solazú," will celebrate the rich literary
heritage of our neighbors to the south: Latin America and the Caribbean.
Traveling the spine, seas and islands of the Americas, Aspen Summer
Words 2012 will explore one of the most ancient and diverse regions on
the planet. With leading Latin American and Caribbean authors at the
helm, our festival will traverse vast distances, 14 millennia, 51
territories, 6500 miles, and more than 1000 languages to reveal the
soulful stories that unite us all.