Tuesday, January 8, 6 p.m.
Aspen Institute, Paepcke Auditorium
1000 North 3rd Street, Aspen
The 22nd annual Winter Words series kicks off with Tommy Caldwell and his book The Push: A Climber’s Search for the Path. Caldwell, a world-renowned rock climber and native of Estes Park, will discuss his career and book, which the Denver Post called “an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.” This is the first of five Winter Words events during ski season; check the website for scheduling, tickets and more information.
Wednesday, January 9, 7 p.m.
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Venture to the Tattered Cover for fantasy adventure set in a Russian landscape of both history and imagination, with the plucky heroine battling enemies both mortal and magical. The Winter of the Witch is the stunning conclusion to the best-selling Winternight Trilogy, which also included the books The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower. Author Katherine Arden will be on hand to discuss and sign any and all of her books.
Thursday, January 10, 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder
Second-generation Holocaust survivor and best-selling memoirist Ellen Korman Mains comes to the Boulder Book Store to talk about her new work, Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust. Mains, whose mother survived Auschwitz, explores what she calls “basic goodness” in the light of the atrocities of the Holocaust and her own family’s history. Tickets are $5 and are good for $5 off the purchase of Buried Rivers or anything else in the store on the day of the reading.