The open session with Sourcebooks editor, Deb Werksman, entitled Stitch, Pitch and Color will still be held on Thursday evening in the Ascent Library. However, the time has changed to 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, coloring books and questions and join Deb for an informal, friendly session of crafts and answers.
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
Bob Mayer has graciously agreed to fill in as a keynote speaker for PPWC 2018. You’ll love this guy. Bob Mayer is a New York Times bestselling author, a graduate of West Point, former Special Operations, and the feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus. He’s had over seventy books published, including the #1 […]
It is with much regret that we announce Jim Butcher has notified us that he will be unable to attend the 2018 Pikes Peak Writers Conference. We are searching for a replacement but at this late date, that’s almost impossible. However, we still have three other fantastic keynote speakers and lots of friendly editors and […]
PPWC has always offered a full 3-days of workshops and activities. This year we’re offering even more. Take a peek: Thursday night, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Library, editor Deb Werksman from Sourcebooks will be offering “Stitch, Pitch and Color” free to all conference attendees. You can color with her, pitch your […]
2018 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.