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Aspen Autumn Words

Recognized as one of the nation’s top literary gatherings, Autumn Words is a six-day celebration of words, stories, and ideas held annually in Aspen. Advanced workshops with renowned authors and teachers are an intimate place for writers to develop a manuscript. Literary agents and editors meet one-on-one with workshop participants. Public panel discussions held throughout the month of September provide inspiration and insight for writers and readers alike. The annual Book Ball Benefit Dinner, held at the hotel Jerome is an evening celebration with a special guest author keynote speaker.

Five-day workshops in FictionMemoirPersonal EssayPoetryBook Editing and Middle Grade, for adult writers working on children’s literature. Check out full course descriptions, manuscript guidelines, and tuition information here.

Autumn Words Faculty

Emily Bernard (Personal Essay)
Sherwin Bitsui (Poetry)
Emily Rapp Black (Memoir)
Sherwin Bitsui (Poetry)
Laura Fraser (Book Editing)
Peter Orner (Fiction)
Rebecca Stead (Middle Grade)
Luis Alberto Urrea (Fiction)

Event information
Sun Sep 26, 2021 - Fri Oct 1, 2021
The Gant
610 S W End St.
Aspen, CO