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WORKSHOPS

Thank you to all the participants, authors, agents, editors, volunteers, and sponsors who made Summer Words 2017 a great success! 

Please save the dates for next year: June 17-22, 2018. Workshop and application information will be available in December 2017.

2017 NON-JURIED WORKSHOPS 

Beginning Writing: Jane Hamilton (workshop full), Chinelo Okparanta 
Readers’ Retreat (3 days only): Carole DeSanti 

2017 JURIED WORKSHOPS 

Fiction: Ben Fountain, Hannah Tinti, Jess Walter
MemoirDani Shapiro, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
Poetry: Jericho Brown
Book Editing: George Hodgman

$30 application fee and writing sample required. Carefully read all manuscript guidelines before applying.


THE BASICS

  • All workshops, including the three-day Readers’ Retreat, will begin with orientation on Sunday, June 18 at 5pm at The Gant in Aspen. 
  • Each writing workshop will meet for five mornings–Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 from 9am to 12pm. Lunch will follow each workshop session, and is included with tuition.
  • The three-day Readers’ Retreat will meet the mornings of Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21.
  • Additional afternoon and evening programming, including panels with the faculty, will be announced in the spring of 2017. To view a sample program from Summer Words 2016, click here.

ARCHIVES

2016 Faculty + Workshop Descriptions 
2015 Faculty + Workshop Descriptions 
2014 Faculty + Workshop Descriptions