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The 37th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat and Literary Festival will be held from June 16 to June 21 in Aspen, Colorado. The retreat offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty includes poet David St. John; fiction writers Nino Ricci, Paul Harding, Pam Houston, and Tom Barbash; and creative nonfiction writers Laura Fraser and David Lipsky. The 2013 festival will celebrate literature of China, and features lectures, readings, panel discussions, and the opportunity to meet with agents and editors. Tuition ranges from $415 to $750, which includes some meals. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or prose with a $30 application fee by March 31. The fee for attending the festival only is $200 ($150 for retreat students) and $20 for individual event tickets. Registration is first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Aspen Summer Words, Aspen Writers’ Foundation, 110 East Hallam Street, Suite 116, Aspen, CO 81611. (970) 925-3122. Natalie Lacy, Programs Manager.