Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival

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The 46th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival was held from June 19 to June 24 at the Gant, a resort in the mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. The conference featured 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 included poet Terrance Hayes, fiction writer Fonda Lee, and fiction writer and memoirist Natalie Serber. Tuition was $1,625, which included access to all panels, breakout sessions, and some meals. A limited number of scholarships were available. Lodging was available at the Gant for discounted rates. To apply for a workshop in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or revision, writers submitted a writing sample of up to 10 pages with a $35 application fee by February 28. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations included 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.