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The 40th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat and Literary Festival will be held from June 19 to June 24 at the Gant Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. The retreat features workshops, panels, and readings, as well as opportunities to meet with agents and editors. The faculty includes poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips; fiction writers Dean Bakopoulos, Ann Hood, and Maria Semple; and creative nonfiction writers Darin Strauss and Abigail Thomas. Tuition ranges from $1,200 to $1,375, which includes some meals. A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply for a workshop in poetry, fiction, novel editing, or memoir, submit a writing sample of up to 10 pages with a $30 application fee by February 26. Registration for an introductory writing course is first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
Aspen Summer Words, 110 East Hallam Street, Suite 116, Aspen, CO 81611. (970) 925-3122. Caroline Tory, Program Coordinator.