Boy, do we have some fantastic keynote speakers coming in 2018! I’m so amazed at the selection of talent, well-known authors that have agreed to share their knowledge of the writing business with you. You don’t want to miss this conference. Registration opens on November 11, 2017. The well-known, New York Times best-selling author Jim […]
Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Are You Ready for PPWC 2018?
2018 marks our 26th annual conference, so we’re inviting any and all fiction writers to join us for a chance to meet with editors and agents and learn more about the craft of writing.
The dates: April 27-29, 2018. The prequel: April 26, 2018.
Late registration is available from March 16, 2018 through April 22, 2018 for $460.
The earlier you register, the better your chance of getting your first choice for Read & Critique and/or Query appointments.
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 $112/night for the 2018 conference. Please make your reservation at the Colorado Springs Marriott website or by calling 719-260-1800 by March 25, 2018 and remember to tell them you are with PPWC to get the discounted price.
Latest Conference News
Writing is hard work. And, unfortunately, there can be disappointment along the way. But we write because we love it, because we don’t know how not to write, because we were born to write. But there are times… Don’t Quit–DO IT! Our goal for the 2018 Pikes Peak Writers Conference is to give […]
If you’ve got a creative idea for a workshop, now is the time to submit your proposals. Deadline for consideration is Sept. 30, 2018. 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 […]
You can find the various PDFs for PPWC 2017 in the list below: Schedule Program Handouts Prequel Handout for the Braff/Hearne Worldbuilding session Prequel Handout for the Mandeville “Everything You Need to Know to Write a Novel” session.
2018 PPWC Faculty
The 2018 Faculty and Keynote Speakers! Read More
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.