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A Year in Review on the Aspen Words Blog

Just one year ago, we launched the website you are looking at today and changed our organization’s name from the Aspen Writers’ Foundation to Aspen Words.  With that rebrand and redesign, we felt it was important to create a place on the website for writers and readers to come for a good book recommendation, writing advice, inspiration, and community. That place is this blog–what we like to call “the poetry” of the website. Thank you for reading and we look forward to sharing more posts with you in 2016!


Panel-Writing From Life6 Authors on Writing, Inspiration, and the Creative Process
By Caroline Tory

“In a series of seven panel discussions, these literary experts covered the many stages of writing — from finding inspiration to drafting, revising, getting published, and everything in-between…”

A Case for Poetry by Nicole StantonA Case for Poetry
By Nicole Stanton

“Poetry, as with all worded art forms, begins with a single voice – the literal sound of chords resonating in a writer’s throat to communicate something to the world…”

Ali Oliva - Author Photo for webDear Aspen Words: Thank you for Helping me sell my novel
By Alexandra Oliva

“How the Novel Editing workshop at Aspen Words helped one writer believe in herself after years of lonely work, dashed hopes, and persistence–and introduced her to an agent who believed in her, too…” 

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Michael Lewis Riffs on Wall Street, “Flash Boys,” and his First meeting with President Obama

Excerpts from Lewis’s 2015 Winter Words conversation with Tom Bernard, a former colleague from Salomon Brothers and the inspiration behind the “Human Piranha” in Liar’s Poker.

Staff Reads –Summer Words 2015

The AW staff selected some of their favorite books by the Summer Words faculty. 




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