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Aspen Summer Words

Aspen Summer Words (ASW) is a highly-regarded program of Aspen Words, formerly the Aspen Writers' Foundation. Summer Words is an annual literary festival held in late-June that features panel discussions, readings, and writing workshops with award-winning writers and publishers.

One part writers' retreat and one part literary festival, Summer Words hosts intensive daily morning workshops for retreat participants that help them hone their craft. In the afternoons and evenings, Summers Words hosts public events that range from presentations to readings to panel discussions.

At Summer Words, event participants learn from some of the most successful and recognized writers in the world. Essentially, Summer Words offers attendees the unique opportunity to learn from the best.

Writers and publishers share useful advice on how to get your creative juices flowing; how to find inspiration; and how to get started on a project―all of which can be applied to other fields beyond the literary.

Summer Words is not just for emerging and published writers. Anyone interested in receiving tips from successful writers, and in learning more about what it's like to be a writer in today's world, will find Summer Words events to be a rewarding experience.

Attend Aspen Summer Words, and find inspiration for your passion projects, or just revel in the art of the written word.

Attend Aspen Summer Words

Visiting Aspen this summer? Attend Aspen Summer Words.

The concierge staff at the Aspen Square Condominium Hotel are available to assist you with your vacation plans. Our concierge can help you select the Summer Words events that interest you, and can purchase tickets, so that they're ready when you arrive at the Aspen Square Hotel.

Guests can learn more about Aspen Summer Words by contacting our concierge by phone at 1-866-285-7876, or by email at Non-guests may contact Aspen Words directly by calling (970) 925-3122.