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Winter Words with Clint Smith

Join us for a conversation with No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, staff writer at The Atlantic and poet Clint Smith, who will be discussing his narrative nonfiction book “How The Word Is Passed,” an unforgettable tour of American monuments and landmarks with connections to slavery.

VIRTUAL ACCESS | Individual event ticket – $12
Available for all six Winter Words events

IN-PERSON ACCESS | Individual event ticket – $25
Available for the four Winter Words events taking place in Aspen, CO
(Dec. 7 + Jan. 12 + March 15 + March 29)

Access to all six Winter Words events:
– Links to join all events virtually
– A pass to attend all four in-person events
Book bundle of three self-selected titles from the 2022 lineup

For questions about ticketing, please contact or the Wheeler Box Office (970-920-5770). 


Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of the narrative nonfiction book “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America,” which was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller, and the poetry collection “Counting Descent,” which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He has received fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New America, the Emerson Collective, the Art For Justice Fund, Cave Canem, and the National Science Foundation. His essays, poems, and scholarly writing have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Poetry Magazine, The Paris Review, the Harvard Educational Review and elsewhere. 

Event information
Tue Mar 15, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Aspen Institute/Aspen Meadows Campus
845 Meadows Road
Aspen, CO