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
Emily Jeanne Miller was born and raised in Washington, DC. She attended the National Cathedral School and then Princeton University, where she studied comparative religions. After graduating, she spent several years working as a journalist in California and the Rocky Mountains, covering environmental topics ranging from Indian casinos to nuclear bomb testing to rock climbing bans to grizzly bears.
She lived in Missoula, Montana, where she co-edited an anthology of writing from the Clark Fork River basin (The River We Carry With Us, Clark City Press, Livingston, MT, 2002), and earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Florida. Her short fiction has been published in the North American Review and The Portland Review. She has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo and the Vermont Studio Center.
Oct 29 | 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 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
More info: 970.925.3122