Please join us in welcoming the following editors and agents to PPWC 2017: Michael Braff is a sci fi/fantasy editor from Del Rey. Mike is also a guitar-playing, comic-reading, NY Rangers-supporting, Tolkien-reading, gaming, tattooed, Star Wars fan. Kate Brauning is a senior acquiring editor at Entangled Publishing and an author of young adult fiction (How […]
Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Planning for the 2017 Conference is well under way!
The dates: April 28-30, 2017. The prequel: April 27, 2017.
Registration will open November 15, 2016.
About Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Pikes Peak Writers Conference has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere filled with the topics that interest you the most, and perhaps a few topics that you will become interested in after. You will be surrounded by industry professionals and other dreamers who are eager to learn, connect and network. Our three-day conference is full of in-depth workshops, best-selling keynote speakers, opportunities for one-on-one time with agents and editors, the chance to read your work aloud for constructive critique, and the opportunity to socialize with fellow writers while building your network.
Your conference registration fee includes Friday’s welcome lunch and dinner, Saturday’s continental breakfast, keynote luncheon and The Zebulon Awards banquet, and Sunday’s continental breakfast and farewell luncheon. Additional Saturday Zebulon Banquet tickets are available to purchase for spouses and guests. Faculty members will host lunch and dinner tables so you have the opportunity to chat with that editor, agent, or author you’ve been dying to meet. The exceptional keynote speakers will make each meal an unforgettable experience.
We are pleased to announce that our longtime partner, the Colorado Springs Marriott, has agreed to the discounted room price of $107/night for the 2016 conference. Please make your reservation at the Colorado Springs Marriott website or by calling 719-260-1800 by March 15, 2016 and remember to tell them you are with PPWC to get the discounted price.
Latest Conference News
Pikes Peak Writers Conference is celebrating its Silver Jubilee in 2017, and we have an outstanding line-up of keynote faculty joining us! Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen’s books have been top-3 bestsellers in the United States and number one bestsellers abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award […]
If you’ve got a creative idea for a workshop, now is the time to submit your proposals. Deadline for consideration is Sept. 15, 2016. We want workshops on the craft and business of writing, genre-specific ideas, panels, how-to and reality track, and anything that makes the writing life a better place to be. For more […]
Jason P. Henry 2016 Conference Director The power of a dream is immeasurable. For proof, you only need to watch a child at play. Kids have the miraculous ability to close their eyes, forget reality, and embrace the impossible. They can look beyond what is to get a glimpse of what was, and more importantly, […]
Another Pikes Peak Writers Conference is in the books. More than 350 people gathered in a newly remodeled Marriott for a spectacular weekend of learning, networking, growing and dreaming. Attendees came from near and far to grow as writers. Faculty members visited from all over the nation to help attendees with their aspirations. All in […]
2016 PPWC Faculty
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Workshops, Panels, & Appointments
Workshops, Panels, & Appointments
PPWC brings you a diverse line-up of workshops to attend. You can choose from workshops on craft, genre, queries, proposals, marketing, e-books, self-publishing, and more. There are workshops for writers at every stage of their career.
Dying to get your manuscript in front of an editor or agent? Sign-up for a Read & Critique or Query 1-on-1 appointment, and you may have that chance. Editors and agents will be on hand to read your query or to give you feedback on your writing.