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June 2018

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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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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SUMMER WORDS: Real Life Stories and How to Tell Them

June 18 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
The Gant, 610 South West End Street
Aspen, CO 81611
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Why do personal stories–whether memoir or narrative nonfiction–matter and who has the right to tell them? Margot Lee Shetterly, Heather Harpham, Beth Nguyen and Aran Shetterly discuss the art of writing about your own life, or someone else’s, in a compelling way.Moderator: Jamie KravitzAuthor 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 purchase.

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SUMMER WORDS: What Every Writer Should Know about Working with Agents + Editors

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Gant, 610 South West End Street
Aspen, CO 81611
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What does it take to have a successful working relationship with an agent and editor? Writer- agent pair J. Courtney Sullivan and Brettne Bloom will be joined by editors Ben Loehnen and Barbara Jones and agent Ayesha Pande to discuss the dynamics of effective literary collaborations.Moderator: Elizabeth NixAuthor 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…

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