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June 2017

Summer Words

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 12:00 pm
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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$25

SUMMER WORDS PANEL – LITERATURE WITH IMPACT

June 19 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Belly Up, 450 S Galena St
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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Lit with Impact Panel

Panelists: Chinelo Okparanta, Ben Fountain, Saïd SayrafiezadehModerator: Carole DeSanti, Viking Penguin VP and Executive EditorThe $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize was launched this year to honor an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue. How can literature forge connections and shape public conversation around critical issues, without polarizing readership? Chinelo Okparanta, Ben Fountain, and Saïd Sayrafiezadeh will discuss the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.  $25 Individual Event Tickets$75 Summer Words Pass | Includes access to all five…

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$25

SUMMER WORDS PANEL – LIVING THE CREATIVE LIFE

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Belly Up, 450 S Galena St
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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Creative Life Panel

Panelists: Jess Walter, Dani Shapiro, Jericho BrownModerator: Adrienne Brodeur, Aspen Words Executive DirectorMaking a life as an artist has its joys, just as it has its frustrations. Rejection, confusion, disappointment – can all make a creative career an uphill battle. Simply finding time to create can seem impossible. Hear from three authors on their experience of finding ease and clarity in the creative life.$25 Individual Event Tickets$75 Summer Words Pass | Includes access to all five public eventsAvailable for Aspen Words…

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$500

SUMMER BENEFIT DINNER

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hotel Jerome Ballroom, 330 E. Main Street
Aspen, 81611 United States
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SUMMER BENEFIT TICKETS + TABLES ON SALE

ILLUMINATING UNTOLD STORIES with MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY, author of HIDDEN FIGURESReception & Wine Tasting | 6pmDinner & Conversation | 7pmTo reserve a table or for sponsorship inquiries, please contact Managing Director Jamie Kravitz at 970-925-3122 ext 2#.Taste Wines FromQuinta de Chocapalha Tinto 2012 (Lisboa, Portugal)Argiolas, Costamolino Vermentino 2016 (Sardegna, Italy)Bieler Père et Fils "Sabine" Rosé 2016 (Provence, France)Special thanks to Charles & Kristen Bieler and Winebow2017 Ticketing DetailsPurchase hereINDIVIDUAL TICKETS | $500Includes reception, dinner, and keynote presentation. $400 of the ticket…

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