Hello! It’s Wednesday and time to pass along some great creative stuff. You can never get tired of workshops and the Aspen Words is holding several later this year. Here are a few things to know about Aspen Words. The rest you have to look at their website…
Credit source: Aspen Words
“Aspen Words was founded in 1976 as a literary center based in Aspen, CO. A program of the Aspen Institute, our mission is to encourage writers, inspire readers, and connect people through the power of stories. AW’s year-round programs include Summer Words, a writing conference and literary festival; Winter Words, a speaker series presenting the best of contemporary literature; the Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 annual award for fiction with social impact; as well as a writers-in-the schools program and writing residencies.”
Literary Prize: a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction focused on vital contemporary issues
Summer Words: one of the top writing conferences and literary festivals in the nation
Winter Words: bringing the most respected contemporary writers to read and speak in Aspen
Writers in Residence: month-long writing retreats for established and emerging writers
Writers in the Schools: reaching and inspiring middle and high school students throughout the Roaring Fork Valley
Aspen Writers’ Network: connecting local writers with visiting authors and each other
The Editing Room: editing services from some of the top professionals in the publishing world
Story Swap: a story-sharing experience that uses creative writing to build empathy and understanding between diverse populations.
Here are a couple of their workshops…
Conference dates: June 16-21, 2019 | Aspen, CO
First-come, first-served. No manuscript submission required.
- All workshops, including the three-day Readers’ Retreat, will begin with orientation on Sunday, June 16 at 5pm at The Gant in Aspen.
- Each writing workshop will meet for five mornings–Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 from 9am to 12pm. Lunch will follow each workshop session and is included with tuition.
- The three-day Readers’ Retreat will meet the mornings of Monday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 19.
- Additional afternoon and evening programming, including panels with the faculty, will be announced in the spring of 2019. To view a sample program from Summer Words 2018, click here.
To learn more about Aspen Words go to www.aspenwords.org. Enjoy your Hump Wednesday be blessed.
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