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Author Series

Good Conversation Leads to Innovation

Sundance Mountain Resort is proud to present the 13th year of our popular Author Series events. We strive to find thought-provoking authors whose books embody the spirit of Sundance. Through the years the resort has brought authors such as Jimmy Carter, Madeleine Albright, Ann Patchett, Kathryn Stockett, and many more. We bring in writers from all walks of life to discuss a variety of issues and create a forum for ideas, inspiration and creativity. This year promises to bring innovative ideas and invigorating conversation.

2015 Author Lineup

May 16, 2015

Maria Bello, Whatever...Love is Love

Please check back for more information regarding upcoming authors in the 2015 Author Series!

The Author Series takes place either in the Tree Room or in the Redford Conference Center. 

A confirmation email will be sent at the time of ticket purchase. However, no tickets will be attached to the email as no tickets are required for entry. Instead, guests will check in at the event entrance with the name used at the time of booking. 

Seating is assigned. All guests who purchased tickets under the same name will be seated together. Guests who purchased tickets separately but who wish to be seated together are welcome to contact us prior to the date of the event and let us know their seating request.

A reminder email will be sent out a few days prior to the event, which will include confirmation of the event's location. Guests are welcome to respond to the reminder email with seating requests and questions.

Upcoming Events

Purchase Author Series Tickets

Saturday, May 16, 2015 (11:30 a.m.)  

Maria Bello

Whatever...Love is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves

Tickets available now by clicking here.

Actress and activist Maria Bello made waves with her essay, “Coming Out as a Modern Family,” in the New York Times popular “Modern Love” column, in which she recalled telling her son that she had fallen in love with her best friend, a woman—and her relief at his easy and immediate acceptance with the phrase “Whatever Mom, love is love.” She made a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families today come in a myriad of designs.

In her first book, Bello broadens her insights as she examines the idea of partnership in every woman’s life, and her own. She explores how many different relationships—romantic, platonic, spiritual, familial, educational—helped define her life and encourages women to realize that the only labels we have are the ones we put on ourselves. According to Bello, the best and happiest partnerships are the ones that make your life better, even if they don’t fit the mold of “typical.”


8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance, Utah 84604

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