Aspen Words Summer Words lineup released

May 24, 2016

Rowan Ricardo Phillips speaks as part of Summer Words
Credit Credit, Sue Kwon.

Though Aspen Words’ Winter Words series only ended last month, the lineup for Summer Words is already out.

The festival starts Mon., June 20. Alissa Nutting, Ann Hood and Rowan Ricardo Phillips lead a discussion on how to start a writing project, as well as sharing what they all wish they had known when they were starting their literary careers.

On Tuesday, Antonya Nelson and David Lipsky speak about crafting a plot. Later in the day, Darin Strauss and George Hodgman help to outline the difficulties of writing about themselves.


A group of publishing industry agents and editors will speak Wednesday about how to get your foot in the door of the publishing industry.


The Summer Words festivities close Thursday with a round table discussion with all of the attending writers.