(c) Dan Bayer


Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 Summer Soirée! Revisit the stories, limericks, and insights from Garrison Keillor in the video below. Click here to view photos from the evening.

Summer Soiree 2015 Attendees

Kate Abraham
Liz and John Adams
Linda Aikens
Huda Al-Marashi
Steve Alldredge
Karen and Greg Amadon
Sidesaddle Sid and the Rhythm Wranglers
James Anderson
Dick Antopol
Andrea Arnold
Jennifer Artley
Doris and Larry Ashkin
Donald Baker
Claudia Balderston
Judith Barnard and Michael Fain
Tom Barron
Barbara Bascom
Connie and Buddy Bates
Carol Bayley
Brooke Bedingfield
Amy Margerum Berg
Challen Berg
Sallie and Tom Bernard
Kristen and Charles Bieler
Beth and Kent Blackmer
Brettne Bloom
Dorothea and Charles Bonneau
Kitty Boone
Lucia and Louis Brandt
Susan Brauneiss
Remi Browne
Marcia Butler
Nicky Byrne
Cynthia Calvin and Mac McShane
Courtney Campbell
Lea Carpenter
Tara Carson
Ruth Carver
Isa Catto Shaw
Kathy and David Chase
Richard Check
Dexter and Dennis Cirillo
Kelly Close
Gretchen Cole
Shere Coleman
Michael Collins
Craig Corona
Jackie Deam
Katie Devine
Nancy DiBiaggio
Barbara Dills
Giovanna DiRusso
Andre Dubus III
Nancy Dunlap
Sue Edelstein and Bill Spence
Terena Eisner
Laurie and Matt Ember
Barbara Fergus
Susan and George Fesus
Elaine Finesilver
Lady and Chip Fuller
Jessica and John Fullerton
Robert Galen
Annette Gallagher Weisman
Chris Gates
Elliot Gerson
Carla Ginsburg
Lynda Goldstein
Madhu Gosh
Sarah and Joel Gott
Conner Griffen
Susan Gross
Lisa and King Grossman
Fritz Grueter
Alex Halperin and Dan Sadowsky
Kendra Harpster
Carolyne Heldman
Riley Helm
Sue Helm
Clancy Joe Herbst
Linda Vitti Herbst
Mary Hirsch
Ruth and David Hoff
Ann Hood
Sue Hopkinson
Donna Horney
Brigid Hughes
Mike Hundert
Ellen and Bill Hunt
Cathy and Walter Isaacson
Jane Jenkins
Susan Jenkins
Teresa and Steve Johnson
Samantha Johnston
Rita Juster
CP Kanipe
Christine Karnes
Garrison Keillor
Michael Klein and Joan Fabry
Bill Kling
Michael Kurzman
David Lambert
Julian Lambert
Julie Lampton
Carrie Langdon
Mollie and Garland Lasater
Laura Lauder
Dan Lazar
Rita Leader
Linda Lehrer
Erin Lentz
EJ Levy
Laurie and John McBride
Patricia McCormick
Marney McNall
Penny Meepos
Beth Mondry
Sisonke Msimang
Lee Mulcahy
Stephanie and Michael Naidoff
David Newberger
Tricia Nichols
Sue O’Bryan
Cathy O’Connell and Fred Venrick
Blanca O’Leary
Tim O’Leary
Helen and Wally Obermeyer
Sarah Owen
Elaine Pagels
Pamela Paresky
Julie Paxton
Merbie and Tom Payne
Allison and Tim Perry
Doug Phelps
Julie Comins and Greg Pickrell
Sarah Pletts
Andy Popinchalk
Anne and Arny Porath
Renee Prince
Christopher Russell
Richard Russo
Tim Ryan
Lorilee Sandman
Nancy Schrock
Luky Seymour
Joel Shannon
Dani Shapiro and Michael Maren
Akhil Sharma
Sarah and Richard Shaw
Susan and Marty Sherwin
Gordon Silver
Nancy Smith
Tanai Starrs
Judy Steinberg
Curt Strand
Geoff Stumps
Mac Taylor
Karin Teague
Jill and Terry Thompson
Hannah Tinti
Honorah Tinti
Mark Tompkins
Natalie and Andrew Travers
Liz Van Hoose and Ron Briggs
Linda and Denny Vaughn
Peter Waanders
Catherine Ward
Sarah Ward
Kathy Weiss
Gigi and Randy Whitman
Amy Williams
Damien Williamson
Kent Wolf

Summer Soirée

A Benefit for Aspen Words programs
In Partnership with Aspen Public Radio
Wednesday, June 24th at 7 o’clock in the evening
6pm VIP Cocktail reception
Doerr-Hosier Center, Aspen Institute Campus

Garrison Keillor, author, storyteller, humorist, and host of the longstanding public radio program “A Prairie Home Companion” is this year’s featured speaker. Keillor’s career exemplifies Aspen Words’ commitment to connect people through the power of stories. Other special guests at the reception and dinner will include Aspen Summer Words faculty, literary agents, and editors. Musical entertainment will be provided by Sidesaddle Sid and His Rhythm Wranglers (aka  Dan Sadowsky’s Western Swing Band).

Aspen Summer Words Faculty:
Andre Dubus III, Ann Hood, Liz Van Hoose, Richard Russo, Dani Shapiro, Akhil Sharma, Hannah Tinti, Sharr White, James Bohnen

Aspen Summer Words Publishing Professionals:
Brettne Bloom, Brigid Hughes, Kendra Harpster, Dan Lazar, Christopher Russell, Amy Williams, Kent Wolf

VIP Table: $5,000 for table of 10
VIP Ticket: $500

VIP tickets and tables include an exclusive cocktail party at 6pm with all of the Aspen Summer Words authors, agents & editors, as well as first-come, first-served dinner seating with author or agent/editor of choice.

Table: $2,500 for table of 10
Ticket: $250

Thank you to Our Sponsors!

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