With the energy of a preacher and the conviction of a politician, noted spiritual author and lecturer Marianne Williamson recently addressed a capacity crowd at the 410-seat Paepcke Auditorium at the Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, Colorado. Williamson spoke at the Aspen Institute as a featured guest of the Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit series.
Millennials' living standards decrease. A new book profiles 35 female entrepreneurs in the Middle East. Electric bikes change the transportation game in China. These stories have hit the must-read lists of the Aspen Institute this week. Our programs have been scouring their respective issue areas to find and share the most insightful and informative links.
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In fiction writing, how does imagination complement research and vice versa? And how do authors’ personal histories fit into that? At a recent Aspen Writers’ Foundation Winter Words event, award-winning author Karen Joy Fowler and acclaimed debut novelist and editor Carole DeSanti shed some light on those parts of the creative process while discussing their most recent novels.
Above, watch a video playlist of important moments from the Washington Ideas Roundtable Series event with the bipartisan group No Labels.