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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: Marie Myung-Ok Lee


Aspen Words Author Talk: Marie Myung-Ok Lee

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.

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is a founder and former board president of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, she has been a judge for the National Book Awards, and teaches fiction at Columbia. Lee’s 1992 young adult novel, “Finding My Voice,” has now been reissued for the third time, and her newest novel, “The Evening Hero,” is forthcoming.

Enjoy this live conversation between the author and Mitzi Rapkin, host and producer of the literary podcast, First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing, recorded on September 14, 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.