Aspen Writers’ Foundation releases Winter Words lineup
December 8, 2009
ASPEN – The Aspen Writers’ Foundation has announced the lineup for its 2010 Winter Words series. The 13th annual Winter Words includes six events, with prominent writers reading their work and talking about their craft.
The series opens Jan. 26 at the Given Institute with Erica Jong, whose debut novel, 1973’s “Fear of Flying,” was a breakthrough in the description of female sexual desire. This year, Jong was awarded the first Fernanda Pavano Prize for Literature in Italy, and saw the publication of “Love Comes First,” a collection of her poetry.
Iranian-born Firoozeh Dumas, whose work includes the humorous memoirs “Funny in Farsi” and last year’s “Laughing Without an Accent,” is set for Feb. 4 at the Given. Jared Diamond, whose scholarly examination of the development of human societies, “Guns, Germs, and Steel” earned a Pulitzer Prize, appears Feb. 18 at the Wheeler Opera House.
David Wroblewski, a participant at the 2005 Aspen Summer Words literary festival and author of the 2009 bestseller “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,” returns to Aspen on Feb. 25 at the Given. Anita Shreve, whose 15th novel “A Change in Altitude” was published in September, is scheduled for March 8 at the Wheeler. The series closes March 11 at the Given with Tobias Wolff, whose writings include the memoirs “This Boy’s Life” and “In Pharoah’s Army,” and the novel “Old School.”
All Winter Words events are at 5:30 p.m. Tickets and season subscriptions go on sale Dec. 18. For further information, go to aspenwriters.org.