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Historical Society to host series of local authors talks

Staff report

The Aspen Historical Society will host a six-week series of talks by local authors for its 2017 Time Travel Tuesdays, the nonprofit announced Monday.

Titled “Histories and Herstories: Aspen Authors,” the events will host Aspenites who have penned different perspectives and taken varied approaches to life in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The diverse set of subjects ranges from Charlie Paterson’s account of relocating to the United States after the Nazi occupation in Austria and Czechoslovakia to longtime Aspen Times columnist Tony Vagneur’s stories about being raised as a fifth-generation Aspenite in a ranching family.

It kicks off Feb. 7 with Colorado Book Award-winning author Bruce Ducker. His book about Aspen, “Dizzying Heights,” is a satirical comedy about the duality of ski bums and billionaires sharing the same city. He also wrote “Home Pool,” a book about human nature, as observed through the lens of fly fishing.

It will continue with Andy Stone, author of “Aspen Drift” (Feb. 14); Paterson, author of “Escape Home” (Feb. 21); Paul Andersen, author of “Moonlight Over Pearl” and “High Road to Aspen” (Feb. 28); Amy Hawes, author of “Aspen Haunt” (March 7); and will conclude with Vagneur, author of “Then and Now” (March 14).

The program is presented in partnership with the Pitkin County Library, where copies of each book are available for checkout. Talks will take place in the library’s Dunaway Community Room. All programs start at 5:30 p.m. and cost $10 or are free for Aspen Historical Society members at the Lixiviator level. Guests also can purchase a $50 season pass. There will be a giveaway each week for a signed copy of the featured author’s book. More info available at http://www.aspenhistory.org.


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