Special Events

These events do not occur on a regularly scheduled basis.

Book Signings

There’s no better way to celebrate the success of a fellow writer–or your own publishing successes–than a book signing! Please check the bottom of the page for details on how to submit information to the PPW webmaster for having details about your book signings and events listed here.

Ghosts of Downtown

Stories of hauntings and strange goings-on abound throughout Colorado Springs history. Here is an opportunity to add your own spin on the area’s creepy past. PPW has partnered with Downtown Colorado Springs to conduct this event. PPW member writers  are invited to submit short ghost stories (500 words maximum) about historic buildings, events, or prominent people from our city’s past. These stories will be interpreted by actors leading visitors on ghost tours of downtown throughout October. Submissions are due by September 15, 2019. Guidelines can be found here.

Non-PPW Events

Pikes Peak Writers can’t host everything! We like to spread the word about non-PPW events when we can.

Open Mic Readings

Open Mic Readings – come share your work!

Paid Events

Pikes Peak Writers hosts a few paid events throughout the year. While most of our non-conference offerings are free, we do have special programming that costs us a little extra to host. Even though these classes aren’t free, we do our best to ensure they are well worth your time and hard-earned money.

Write Your Heart Out

This FREE half-day workshop is a preview of the upcoming Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Six speakers from the conference faculty will give you a peek at what’s to come.

Writing is Art

The Writing is Art competitive writing event begins August 1st and runs though October 1st, 2018.

Pikes Peak Writers in partnership with the Cottonwood Center for the Arts established this event in an effort to show how art can inspire art. Last year’s inaugural event was a rousing success and now we are on to Phase II.

Writing is Art is a short form event for writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, or screenplays.

Writers are asked to create a piece no longer than 1,000 words (12-point font, double spaced, one-inch margins) encompassing the theme of It Takes A Tribe.

None of us succeed in life alone. Even writers, who often spend more time at their keyboards than they do with living, breathing people, rely on others for support–from critique groups to conferences to friends that keep us motivated and positive when the rejection letters come in. Submissions should touch on ideas of community, team work, and mutual support.

Submit that finished work to WritingisArt@ pikespeakwriters.com. Submissions are blind judged by a panel of experienced authors. Final selections are presented to Cottonwood for their artists to create visual pieces based on our writing. Writings will be displayed at Cottonwood for the month of March 2019 accompanied by the visual art they inspired.

Follow this link for details on how to submit and the Official Rules.

For more details on Cottonwood Center for the Arts, visit cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com.