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“This is not a profession for the faint of heart... but there’s a lot of fun in fixing things…first drafts are like weed-whacking but I love having something that I can make better” - Helen Schulman at Aspen Summer Words 2018 #WhyIWrite

"On the page, I feel that I'm engaged in the making of meaning." - author Peter Ho Davis at Aspen Summer Words 2018
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Upcoming #WinterWords author @csittenfeld talks about the impact of her hometown library in St. Louis. @nytimesbooks https://t.co/uFFtMTdbxF
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