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In 2021, Aspen Public Radio partnered with Aspen Words on the production of the summer’s Writers in Residence Author Talks, featuring one-on-one discussions with a diverse cadre of high-profile authors, including Caroline Randall Williams, Ayana Mathis, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, and more. High-quality audio of select events are broadcast and archived here as part of Aspen Public Radio's commitment to sharing inspiring and educational local content for our Valley.

Aspen Words Author Talk: Caroline Randall Williams

Caroline Randall Williams

Throughout the summer and fall, working writers from around the country arrive in the Roaring Fork Valley for a special opportunity to nurture their creative spirit as participants in a program created by Aspen Words in partnership with the Catto Shaw Foundation.

Caroline Randall Williams is a multi-genre writer, educator and performance artist in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is a Writer in Residence at Vanderbilt University. Named by Southern Living as “One of the 50 people changing the South,” the Cave Canem fellow has been published and featured in multiple journals, essay collections, and news outlets, and is co-author of the NAACP Image Award-winning cookbook, “Soul Food Love.” Most recently, she was ranked by The Root as one of the 100 most influential African Americans of 2020.

Enjoy this live conversation between the author and moderator Daniel Shaw, recorded on June 15, 2021, on the lawn of the Red Brick Center for the Arts, as part of the 2021 Aspen Words Writers in Residence program, and sponsored by Aspen Public Radio.