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Aspen Words

Formerly known as the Aspen Writers' Foundation, Aspen Words is known for Aspen Summer Words and Winter Words. These two programs bring to Aspen some of the world's most accomplished and visionary writers for lectures, writers' workshops, and retreats.

Aspen Summer Words

Aspen Summer Words is a top literary festival and retreat. Writers from the world over visit Aspen during the Summer Words program to become better writers, complete a writing project, meet influential literary agents, editors, and publishers, and network with emerging and established writers in workshops. Evening programs feature the renowned authors and publishing experts who are taking part in Aspen Summer Words, offering advice, insight and perspective on making careers in writing.

Winter Words

Winter Words is a series of discussions with writers who are creating work that moves, inspires, and delivers a fresh perspective. It’s a relaxed setting that combines author readings and audience Q & A, providing attendees a unique opportunity to see some of their favorite authors up close and personal. Attend a Winter Words event, often held at the Wheeler Opera House, and find the inspiration to complete your own writing project, or simply listen to a delightful discussion of what it is to be a contemporary writer in today's world.

Interested in attending Aspen Summer Words or Winter Words? If you're staying with us, the Aspen Square Condominium Hotel's helpful concierge team can assist you with your plans. Contact the concierge by phone at (866) 285-7876 x3515, or via email at Non-guests can contact Aspen Words directly by calling (970) 925-3122.