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Around Aspen: Literary doings

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
Aspen Times Weekly
MEHAuthor Joyce Maynard signs copies of her books after her talk for the Aspen Writers' Foundation Winter Words series.
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Author Joyce Maynard on March 24 gave a talk about her books for the final program of the Aspen Writers’ Foundation Winter Words series. She spoke of her parents, who were her most strict editors and writing supporters, and of her year-long affair when she was 18 with author J.D. Salinger. Joyce has written her memoir, “At Home In The World,” and many novels including “To Die For,” “Labor Day” and “Good Daughters.”

And since we are writing about books, I’ll also include photos taken earlier in the winter at the retirement party for longtime Aspen librarian Helen Palmer. We really miss her at the library because she could answer almost any question and find almost any book for you.

The Aspen High School Class of 1971 is planning its 40th reunion on July 9, and one of the organizers, Don Hose, is trying to locate classmates. If you have addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses for any of the Class of 1971 members, then please call Don at 303-948-8797.

Nicole Smith of Basalt has been named to the winter term Dean’s List at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. Nicole is a freshman majoring in liberal studies.

Undercurrent … There is a place in Glenwood Springs that I call my Secret Garden. There is one house surrounded by a whole block of gardens. I walked over to it the other day to check out springtime. The areas next to the sidewalk are a blanket of blue – dark blue Star of Holland blooms that look like tiny bluebells, another bluebell with a white center, and many purple and blue and yellow crocus.


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