The 42nd annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival was held from June 17 to June 22 at the Gant Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. The conference featured workshops, panels, and readings, as well as opportunities to meet with agents and editors. The faculty included poet Tina Chang; fiction writers Tom Perrotta and Helen Schulman; and nonfiction writers Bruce Handy, Aran Shetterly, and Margot Lee Shetterly. Tuition was $1,525, which included some meals. A limited number of scholarships were available. To apply for a workshop in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or novel editing, writers submitted a writing sample of up to 10 pages with a $30 application fee by February 27, 2018. Registration for an introductory writing course was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival,
110 East Hallam Street, Suite 116, Aspen, CO 81611. (970) 925-3122. Marie Chan, Program Assistant.