Winter Words offers ‘Après Ski for the Mind’ for book readers |

Winter Words offers ‘Après Ski for the Mind’ for book readers

Lisa See

ASPEN, Colo. – The Aspen Writer’s Foundation has announced its Winter Words 2007 lineup, with tickets going on sale today.According to the foundation’s newsletter, Winter Words offers its most diverse lineup to date in the series’ 10-year history. The following authors present readings and talks from January through March:

• Yusef Komunyakaa, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet renowned for his “jazzy and improvisational, razor-sharp pieces” in titles such as “Neon Vernacular”• Gretel Ehrlich, award-winning author of 13 books, including “The Solace of Open Spaces” and “The Future of Ice”• Ana Castillo, poet, novelist and American Book Award-winning author of “Peel My Love Like an Onion”

• Lisa See, book club darling and best-selling author of “Flower Net” and “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”• Colum McCann, award-winning author of “Dancer and the forthcoming Zoli” who last spoke to Aspen audiences at the 2005 Aspen Summer Words Irish Literary Festival

• Alexandra Fuller, author of “Scribbling the Cat” and “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight,” Entertainment Weekly’s No. 1 Nonfiction Book of the YearWinter Words tickets go on sale today with two ways to take part in the “Apres Ski for the Mind” series. In addition to the public author readings and talks, tickets are available (to members only) for the Author Salon after-parties honoring Winter Words authors. Members have the rare chance to break bread and raise a glass with world-class writers in the intimate setting of a private home.Visit for more information on Winter Words or call the Aspen Writer’s Foundation at 925-3122 or e-mail to purchase tickets.Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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