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The 38th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat and Literary Festival will be held from June 13 to June 18 in Aspen, Colorado. The retreat offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty includes poet Billy Collins; fiction writers Melissa Bank, Andre Dubus III, Julia Glass, Mary Beth Keane, and Meg Wolitzer; and nonfiction writers Bernard Cooper and Meghan Daum. The festival features lectures, readings, panel discussions, and the opportunity to meet with agents and editors. Tuition for the retreat ranges from $975 to $1,375, which includes some meals. A limited number of scholarships are available. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or prose with a $30 application fee by March 31. Tickets to the festival are $150, or $20 for individual readings. 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. Jamie Kravitz, Programs Manager.