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Winter Words with Kwame Alexander – at TACAW & Livestreamed

Join us for a conversation with poet, educator, publisher and Newbery Honor-winning author, Kwame Alexander, who will be discussing his career and most recent young-adult novel “The Door of No Return.”

Event location: TACAW in Willits (400 Robinson St)

Doors: 5:30 p.m. | Talk: 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Book-signing to follow.

In-person Event Ticket – $30 | | Virtual Access Ticket – $12

In-Person Season Pass – $100 | | Virtual Access Season Pass – $50
Access to all six Winter Words events | Links to view all six Winter Words events via livestream

Virtual access to Winter Words with Kwame Alexander will be limited to the livestream and only viewable in tandem with the live event.



Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher and New York Times bestselling author of 36 books, including “Swing,” “Becoming Muhammad Ali,” co-authored with James Patterson, “Rebound,” which was shortlisted for the prestigious UK Carnegie Medal; The Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor-winning picture book, The Undefeated, and his Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossovere. A regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. He is the writer and executive producer of The Crossover” TV series on Disney+. His latest release, “The Door of No Return,” is the first book in a searing, breathtaking trilogy that tells the story of a boy, a village and the epic odyssey of an African family. 

Thanks to our partners at Explore Booksellers and Bookbinders Basalt,
Aspen Words members receive 20% off Winter Words book titles.

Thank you to our season presenting sponsors
Beth & Josh Mondry | Helen & Wally Obermeyer

Thanks also to:
Penguin Random House
Writers House, A Literary Agency

and our local partners:

Event information
Wed Feb 15, 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
TACAW (The Arts Center at Willits)
400 Robinson Street
Basalt, CO 81621