Aspen Winter Words Hosts Writers Dani Shapiro and Nick Flynn



The Aspen Writers’ Foundation’s Winter Words series continues this weekend with writers Dani Shapiro and Nick Flynn, both memoirists who will chat about their careers and how life has informed their writing, as well as the challenges of penning both memoirs and novels.

Shapiro is the author of, “Devotion” and “Slow Motion,” and five novels including, “Black & White” and “Family History.” Flynn is is the recipient of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and has received fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation and The Library of Congress. He most recently wrote “The Reenactments,” which is the culminating book in a triology that included “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” and “The Ticking is the Time Bomb.” He was an executive producer for the film “Being Flynn,” which stars Robert De Niro.

Their discussion takes place Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Aspen Show Tix. The rest of the season features Carole DeSanti & Karen Joy Fowler (Feb. 25), Tom Reiss (March 19) and Maria Semple (March 31).