Author in town on Tuesday |

Author in town on Tuesday

Staff report

Author Marianne Williamson will be the featured speaker during the second installment of the Aspen Institute’s Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series.

The event is set for 5:30 p.m. March 5 in Paepcke Auditorium on the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Meadows Campus. The Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series is underwritten by Gina and Jerry Murdock. The first speaker in the series was Deepak Chopra.

Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Her newest book, “A Year of Miracles,” was released in December. Six of her 10 books have been New York Times best-sellers. Other books include “A Return to Love,” “The Age of Miracles,” “Everyday Grace,” “A Woman’s Worth,” “Illuminata,” “Healing the Soul of America,” “A Course in Weight Loss,” “The Gift of Change” and “The Law of Divine Compensation.” She has appeared on “Oprah,” “Larry King Live,” “Good Morning America” and “Charlie Rose.”

Williamson also founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. She also founded the Department of Peace Campaign, a grassroots movement to establish a U.S. Department of Peace. In 2006, Newsweek named Williamson one of the 50 most influential baby boomers. She is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s 33rd District.

Tickets are $20 at the Wheeler Opera House, http://www.aspenshow or 970-920-5770. If available, tickets will be sold at the door. Free tickets for Society of Fellows members are available by contacting patrick.kelly@aspen or 970-544-7924.