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Literary Journalism with a Dash of Pizzaz: Great Stories from Vanity Fair

Bruce 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, too.


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Bruce Handy is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a regular contributor to The New York Times and He is a former writer and editor at Time and Spy magazines. His first book, “Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult,” was published in 2017. He is currently working on a cultural history of wealth in the 1980s.

June 18-20, 2018 | Begins with an opening reception on June 17

Conference Location: The Gant
610 S W End St, Aspen, CO 81611

  • 3 mornings of moderated discussion–June 18, 19, 20, with an optional opening reception on June 18.
  • $425 includes reading materials, 3 lunches, the opening reception on June 17, and a pass to all Summer Words public events with the featured authors.