Winter Words with Paula McLain

Winter Words with Paula McLain


Join Aspen Words for a conversation with New York Times best-selling novelist Paula McLain, who will discuss her new thriller, “When the Stars Go Dark,” with “Wild Game” author and Aspen Words Executive Director Adrienne Brodeur.

Paula McLain is the author of the New York Times best-selling novels “The Paris Wife,” “Circling the Sun” and “Love and Ruin.” Her latest instant best-seller is “When the Stars Go Dark.” McLain was born in Fresno, California, and after being abandoned by both parents, she and her two sisters became wards of the California Court System, moving in and out of various foster homes for the next 14 years. When she aged out of the system, she supported herself by working as a nurse’s aid in a convalescent hospital, a pizza delivery girl, an auto-plant worker, a cocktail waitress–before discovering she could (and very much wanted to) write. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan. McLain’s essays have appeared in Town & Country, Good Housekeeping, The Guardian, The New York Times and elsewhere. She is also the author of the memoir “Like Family: Growing up in Other People’s Houses,” two collections of poetry and the debut novel “A Ticket to Ride.” 

VIRTUAL ACCESS | Individual event ticket – $12
Available for all six Winter Words events

IN-PERSON ACCESS | Individual event ticket – $25
Available for the four Winter Words events taking place in Aspen, CO
(Dec. 7 + Jan. 12 + March 15 + March 29)




The Aspen Institute
845 Meadows Road
Aspen, CO 81611
United States

Admission Price: $12-25


Phone: 970-920-5770

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