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PPWC 2024 theme is:
Jazz up your Writing: The Roaring 20s comes to the Pikes Peak Writers Conference!
Pull out your flapper dresses, fedoras & channel your inner Gatsby.
We’re going to Paris 1920 to learn from the best:
Hemingway, Stein, Joyce, Beach, Eliot, the Fitzgeralds.
April 25-28, 2024

If you have a workshop idea you’d like to see at conference or one you’d like to teach, pitch it before September 29.

The more workshops you can teach, the more likely you'll be chosen for faculty. We pay travel, hotel, food and conference fees plus a small honorarium, which is scaled to the number of workshops you teach. 

If you submitted last year and want the committee to consider your class again for 2024, contact Karen Fox.

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Registration opens November 1, 2023 until April 20, 2024.

Event Schedule

Once registered, login to SCHED to see the conference schedule. 

Colorado Springs Doubletree Hotel – 1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906. 

Workshops

Join us to learn and network with fellow writers and industry professionals. 

Workshops are subject to change.

NEWS

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The PPWC staff is looking for a Recordings Director for this year’s conference. Responsibilities include inventory of equipment, management of a team of 2-3 volunteers, logistics of two rooms of recordings during conference. A knowledge of Audacity or other audio recording software is a plus (but if our director Jenny […]

Announcing the 2024 Conference!

The 2024 Pikes Peak Writers Conference is April 26-28, 2024 and we want to see you there! We’re bringing back the 1920s with our theme: “Jazz Up Your Writing: The Roaring 20s is Coming to Pikes Peak Writers!” So brush up on your Hemingway, Stein, Joyce, Fitzgeralds because we’re donning […]

FAQ

A 3-day fiction-writing conference for writers of all levels, indie and traditionally published, featuring a variety of craft and business workshops, acquiring editors/agents and well-known authors across a variety of genres.

Early Bird $449 Nov 1 – Jan 15 ($424 for members with coupon)
Regular $474 Jan 16 – Mar 31 ($449 for members with coupon)
Late $524 April 1 – April 20 ($499 for members with coupon)

Attendee Registration Partial Payments ($454.00)
Early Bird $454 Nov 1 – Jan 15 ($429 for members with coupon)
Regular $479 Jan 16 – Feb 29 ($454 for members with coupon)

PreQuel (Thursday only) ($165.00)
Regular price $165, Member rate with coupon is $150

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer a virtual option, but please stay tuned for next year’s offerings.

Yes, there is a payment plan option. Please visit our registration site for more details.

Your conference registration fee includes all meals starting Friday lunch to Sunday lunch, Saturday night’s banquet, access to 60 workshops, three bestselling keynotes, pitch sessions with acquiring agents and editors, read & critique sessions, Zeb’s Lounge, author and faculty book signing and a host of goodies in your conference bag. 

Thursday Lunch
Regular: Turkey Club Sandwich on Texas Bread, Crispy Bacon, Swiss Cheese, Mayo, Lettuce, and
Tomato with Italian Pasta Salad (oil based)
Vegetarian: Vegetarian Spinach Wrap with Mushrooms, Hummus, Roasted Bell Peppers, and
Onion with Italian Pasta Salad (oil based)

Friday Lunch
Regular: Smoked Ham, Provolone Cheese, Sliced Cucumber, Spinach, and Garlic Aioli on
Focaccia Bread with Potato Salad
Vegetarian: TBD

Friday Dinner
Salad (PRE-SET): Salad with Mixed Greens, Tomato, Carrot, Cucumber with Balsamic Vinaigrette
and Ranch Dressing
Regular: Grilled Chicken Breast with Honey, Orange Jus, Boursin Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed
Zucchini
Vegetarian: Grilled Cauliflower Steak with Lemon Dressing, Lentil Casserole and Honey Herb Oil
Dessert (PRE-SET): Coffee Cake with Chocolate Sauce
Vegan Dessert: Tiramisu

Saturday Lunch
Regular: Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato (BLT) Sandwich with Cup of Tomato Basil Soup with Garlic
Crouton
Vegetarian: Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cup of Tomato Basil Soup with Garlic Crouton
(vegan/dairy free option to include grilled hummus sandwich & soup made without cream)

Saturday Dinner
Salad (PRE-SET): Salad with Mixed Greens, Tomato, Carrot, Cucumber, Croutons with Balsamic
Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressing
NY Strip Steak with Beef Jus, Roasted Tri-Color Fingerling Potatoes, and Seasonal Vegetables
(cooked medium to medium well)
OR
Herb Roasted Oscar Salmon with Crab, Cream Sauce, Grilled Asparagus, and Potato Souffle
OR
Grilled Vegetable Wellington with Vegan Puff Pastry and Cucumber Coulis and Roasted
Heirloom Tomato (stuffed with thin sliced mushrooms, onions, zucchini, red bell peppers)
Served with Grilled Lemon Pepper Asparagus with Mozzarella Ball Marinated with Herbs and
Drizzled with Garlic Aioli
Dessert (PRE-SET): Strawberry Strip Cake with Vanilla Sauce and Whipped Cream Paired with
Mixed Berries
Vegetarian Dessert: Olive Oil Citrus Cake with Strawberry Sauce, Fresh Whipped Cream and Raspberry

Sunday Lunch
Regular: Chicken, Walnut, and Cranberry Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing
Vegetarian: Oriental Pasta Salad with Crispy Tofu (use low sodium soy sauce)
Dessert (PRE-SET): Blondies
Vegan Dessert: Fruit Cup

We have some great workshops this year! Check them out!

We recommend you dress in layers for your own comfort. Business casual if you have a pitch appointment.

Bring a roaring 20’s outfit for Saturday’s Banquet. (optional of course)