Pikes Peak Writers isn’t just a world-class annual conference. PPW is the proud host of events for writers throughout the year. Find out more about them here, and make plans to attend soon. See you there!
We at Pikes Peak Writers hunger to learn about the craft of writing. We itch to hear industry news and build our understanding of the business side of our profession. We ache to get our writing in front of discerning readers for comments, criticism, and hopefully applause. And because writing can be such a solitary business, we find ourselves longing for the company of other writers because they understand why we stop mid-conversation to pull out a notepad and scribble something down, why we can get lost in a bookstore for hours and hours, and why we sometimes talk to our imaginary friends. So PPW puts on events all year long where writers can get together with other writers (and readers) for learning, critiquing, socializing and sharing our common bond.
Check out the links on the right to learn more about the kinds of events PPW hosts in the Pikes Peak Region each year.
For you writers NOT in the Pikes Peak region (and for Coloradans who get snowed in on occasion) please check out our mp3 recordings that can be accessed anywhere there’s Internet.
Non-PPW Event: Mastering the Art of the Short Form
Open to Public: Yes
Event Type: Workshop / Class
Event Location: 2410 Uinta St., Denver, CO 80238
Course Description: Whether you are new to the field of writing, or are an experienced writer, you have to learn how to juggle all the pieces of the short form to create one seamless piece of art. This one-day intensive workshop will give you the opportunity to have your work reviewed by the instructor and peers, and to learn techniques that will catapult you to the next level. While we will not focus on any one element of writing (setting, dialog, characterization, theme), we will touch on all of them as we learn to apply the “greased chute” technique for masterful writing. The subject of creativity will loom large during the weekend, although the focus of the workshop is on achieving mastery of craft. Class size is limited to five. This is a chance to unplug for a day, focus on your writing, form new friendships, refresh and share your knowledge, and learn from Sharon’s deep knowledge of craft, developed from 37 years of writing. Award-winning, professional writer. Details on website, or contact Sharon directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.