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September 2016
$375

FALL READERS RETREAT

September 17 @ 9:00 am - September 19 @ 12:00 pm
Aspen Institute/Aspen Meadows Campus,
845 Meadows Road
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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Writers in Residence: Jenny Price

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
HOOCH CRAFT COCKTAIL BAR,
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.Jenny will read some of her work and discuss her book-in-progress at this free community event. As part of our Catch & Release program this month, we are sharing a copy of Jenny's essay titled "Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A.," on rethinking the stories we tell about the natural world.JENNY PRICE received her Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 1998 with a focus on…

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October 2016
$65

Craft Workshop with Lev Grossman

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Basalt Regional Library,
14 Midland Ave
Basalt, CO 81621 United States
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CRAFT WORKSHOP: Saturday, October 8

HOW TO MAKE WORLDS WITH WORDSAny time you write fiction, whether it's about elves or elephants or eligible bachelors, you're creating an imaginary world and asking the reader to believe in it. But what makes a world believable? Lev Grossman, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, will teach you how to make your fictional worlds feel vivid, compelling and real. Craft talk, accompanying hand-outs, and in-class writing exercises.*Special $25 rate available for Aspen Writers' Network (AWN) members.REGISTER

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Free

Writers in Residence: Lesley Nneka Arimah

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
HOOCH CRAFT COCKTAIL BAR,
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.Lesley Nneka Arimah is a Nigerian writer living in Minneapolis. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, GRANTA, and other publications. She is a recipient of a Commonwealth Short Story Prize and her work has received support from the Elizabeth George Foundation and other organizations.  What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, a short story collection,…

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