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Wolff’s words

Dear Editor:

On Wednesday, March 10, author Tobias Wolff took a pit stop in his long and illustrious writing career to speak to Aspen High School students.

Wolff made a visit to Aspen courtesy of the Aspen Writers’ Foundation and spoke to community members the next day. Wolff is the author of the novel “Old School” (2003) and memoir “A Boy’s Life” (1989), which was made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Though he has written two critically acclaimed books, Wolff is perhaps best known for his short stories, which is what he discussed with Aspen High students.

He told students not to expect perfection the first time they write something and to keep trying because often when writing, ideas spring up that may be better than the original one. He encouraged the kids to always pursue new ideas when writing and garnered a standing ovation at the end of his presentation.

Jonathan Woodrow


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