What are the rules when you’re writing about friends and family or reimagining the lives of famous figures in your fiction? We’ll explore this topic with award-winning memoirists, essayists and novelists.
Adrienne Brodeur, Aspen Words executive director and author of the best-selling memoir “Wild Game”
Steve Almond, author of 10 books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times best–sellers “Candyfreak”and “Against Football.”
Christopher Castellani, author of four critically acclaimed novels including, most recently, “Leading Men,” and artistic director of Grub Street
Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and memoirist (“Air Traffic”)
Claire Bidwell Smith, internationally renowned author of three books of nonfiction, speaker and grief expert
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