The Aspen Writers' Foundation Summer Words opens tomorrow, June 14. Tonight, a special pre-event called "Your First Break" takes place at the Hotel Jerome from 6-7:15 pm. Adrienne Brodeur will moderate a conversation between poet Billy Collins and fellow writers Bernard Cooper, Julia Glass and Meg Wolitzer on the recognizing the moment when their work "shifts" and how to act on it. Like all of Summer Words, this is a special opportunity to experience the creative process from the writers' perspective. For tickets, call (970) 920-5770 or www.aspenshowtix.com.
If you love old cars and the people who love them, don't miss the 3rd annual "Motors on Midland" this Saturday, June 14, in downtown Basalt. From 5pm-9pm you can stroll down the center of Midland Avenue in the historic downtown, grab a brew or some food and the kids can dabble in chalk art while you peer under the hoods of the cars on display. For details on how you can register your car, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (303) 619-7250.
Aspen woke to the exciting news that Aspen will be hosting the 2017 World Cup Finals. Although we have frequently hosted World Cup racing in the early part of our ski season, this is the first time in 20 years Aspen has hosted finals. Needless to say we are thrilled! Four major events, featuring the top 30 racers in the world for each event, on Aspen Mountain. What could be more thrilling?