Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival

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Aspen, CO, United States
Event Date: 
June 19, 2022
Application Deadline: 
February 28, 2022
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 28, 2022
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The 46th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival will be held from June 19 to June 24 at the Gant, a resort in the mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. The conference features workshops, including a workshop with a focus on revision, for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers; panels; and readings; as well as opportunities to meet with agents and editors. The faculty includes poet Terrance Hayes, fiction writer Fonda Lee, and fiction writer and memoirist Natalie Serber. Tuition is $1,625, which includes access to all panels, breakout sessions, and some meals. A limited number of scholarships are available. Lodging is available at the Gant for discounted rates. To apply for a workshop in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or revision, submit a writing sample of up to 10 pages with a $35 application fee by February 28. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include public transportation near the venue; elevator access to all event spaces, including a service elevator for entry to the building; accessible doorways, pathways, and ramps in all conference spaces; accessible bathrooms with handrails; accessible parking; and signage in Braille in the conference rooms, bathrooms, and fitness centers. Contact Gant representative Bree DiBernardo at for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival, 110 East Hallam Street, Suite 116, Aspen, CO 81611. (970) 925-3122.