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August 2016

Writers in Residence: Helen Schulman & Bruce Handy

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
301 E Hopkins Ave
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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DOORS OPEN AT 5PM -- Arrive early to purchase drinks or food so as not to disrupt the author talk.HELEN SCHULMAN is the author of the novels This Beautiful Life (an International Bestseller), A Day At The Beach, P.S., The Revisionist and Out Of Time, and the short story collection Not A Free Show. She co-edited, along with Jill Bialosky, the anthology Wanting A Child. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in such places as Vanity Fair, Time, Vogue, GQ,…

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September 2016


September 17 @ 9:00 am - September 19 @ 12:00 pm
Koch Building | Aspen Institute Campus,
1000 North 3rd Street
Aspen , CO 81611 United States
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Theme: WHAT MATTERSSusan Lehman will lead three mornings of moderated discussion on some of the great non-fiction writing of our time. Participants will read and discuss essays by Joan Didion, David Foster Wallace, Nora Ephron, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and others, with an eye towards what matters to each of these writers, and how each brings his or her view about love and death and violence and culture and human experience to life. Complete syllabus.Includes reading materials, 3 mornings of moderated discussion, and 3 lunches.Discounted $179/night rate…

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February 2017


February 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - February 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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Immerse yourself in translated literature for a 3-day Aspen retreat led by Alane Salierno Mason, vice president and senior editor at W.W. Norton and president/founder of Words Without Borders.Includes reading materials, 3 mornings of moderated discussion, and 3 lunches.Location in Aspen TBDREGISTERAdditional 3-day retreat will be held in September 2016 and will be led by Susan Lehman, editor of the Times Insider section at the New York Times and former deputy editor of the NYT Sunday Review. 

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June 2017

Summer Words

June 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - June 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Gant,
610 South West End Street
Aspen, CO 81611
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The faculty line-up will be available in December 2016, when the juried application process opens for Summer Words 2017 workshops. Click here to sign up for email updates. If you are interested in Summer Words Fellowships, click here.The public events schedule will be available in May 2017.

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