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June 2018
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Meet Writer in Residence Francisco Cantu

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Temporary at Willits, 360 Market Street
Basalt, CO 81621 United States
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Francisco Cantú served as an agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012. A former Fulbright fellow, he recently received an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Arizona. His essays and translations appear frequently in Guernica, and his work can also be found in “The Best American Essays 2016,” Ploughshares, and Orion, among others. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” is Cantu’s account of his time tracking human border crossers. It was published by…

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Aspen Summer Words

June 17 - June 22
The Gant, 610 South West End Street
Aspen, CO 81611
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Recognized as one of the nation’s top literary gatherings, Summer Words is a six-day celebration of words, stories, and ideas held annually in Aspen. Advanced workshops with renowned authors and teachers are an intimate place for writers to develop a manuscript, while introductory workshops invite participants to explore the craft of writing. Literary agents and editors meet one-on-one with workshop participants, while public panel discussions provide inspiration and insight for writers and readers alike. Evening events include readings, receptions, and…

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$425

Readers Retreat at Summer Words

June 18 @ 9:00 am - June 20 @ 12:00 pm
The Gant, 610 South West End Street
Aspen, CO 81611
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Literary Journalism with a Dash of Pizzazz: Great Stories from Vanity FairBruce Handy, former deputy editor and current contributing editor at Vanity Fair, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into a great piece of magazine journalism. We will examine stories by authors such as Ingrid Sischy, Sam Tanenhaus, Peter Biskind and more, in genres ranging from profiles to investigative reporting to reported essays. Expect a focus on nitty-gritty aspects of craft, reporting and editing. Expect a little gossip,…

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$25

SUMMER WORDS: How to Start a Writing Project and Make it to the Finish Line

June 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Gant, 610 South West End Street
Aspen, CO 81611
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Just like in stories, beginnings and endings are important in your writing process. Helen Schulman, Anthony Marra, Tina Chang and Bruce Handy share advice about how to launch a new project, navigate the revision stage and make it to the finish line.Moderator: Caroline ToryAuthor BiosAspen Summer Words includes five panels open to the general public. Purchase a series pass in advance. $25 tickets are available for purchase at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Books will be available for…

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