past event

Winter Words Author Series: Billy Collins

Join us for a conversation that is sure to be witty, humorous, quirky, tender, and profound with Billy Collins who will discuss his latest book of poetry “Whale Day” with OnBeing’s Pádraig Ó Tuama.

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Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by the New York Times

Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender, or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself.


Billy will be in conversation with Pádraig Ó Tuama.

Poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama work centres around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. Working fluently on the page and in public, Pádraig is a compelling poet and skilled speaker, teacher and group worker. Pádraig presents Poetry Unbound with On Being Studios and in late 2019 was named Theologian in Residence for On Being, innovating in bringing art and theology into public and civic life.


Individual event registration* – $10

*Individual registrations also grant access to the recording of the selected event

Season Supporter pass** – $275

**All passes include access and recordings to all six events
+ a book bundle of three self-selected titles from this year’s lineup
+ a tax-deductible donation to Aspen Words

Event information
Tue Apr 13, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT