AWF WRITER IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM In Collaboration with the Catto Charitable Foundation
The Aspen Writers' Foundation's (AWF) Writer in Residence program offers writers an opportunity to spend one month in Woody Creek, CO to focus on current writing projects. The residency provides a space for authors to nourish their craft, giving them time to write, meet AWF members, and convene with other authors. A monthly reading and talk event will be held for each resident author, among other special appearances by the writer to valley schools and private AWF member functions.
The residency includes a Catch and Release community reading initiative, which provides free books in an effort to familiarize community members with the current writer in residence and to inspire a love of reading. Books are distributed to local organizations and are available to read and share.
Book pickup locations include: Woody Creek Community Center, Pitkin County Library, and The Red Brick Center for the Arts.
Pick up a book, read it, pass it along, and join us each month to welcome the AWF’s Writer in Residence!
AWF's September Writer in Residence
Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here and the novel Union Atlantic. His story collection was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award and his books have been translated into eighteen languages. His journalism and fiction have appeared in The Financial Times, Esquire, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, Zoetrope All-Story, Best American Short Stories, and The O'Henry Prize Stories. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center, and in 2006, he won the PEN/Malamud Award for accomplishment in short fiction. A graduate of Swarthmore College, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Yale Law School, he has been a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Columbia University.
Sep 23 | 6pm
Catch and Release: Free Books!
The Aspen Writers’ Foundation is
giving out books to introduce you to our August Writer in Residence.
Take one, pass it along, and come meet the author!
In partnership with Anchor Books
More info: 970.925.3122