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March Write Brain: Thinking Outside the Publication Box

pin Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Get Directions

Whether you are frustrated with the pace of publication, or you’re eager to find new readers, it’s time to think outside the publication box. Millions of people all over the world are gaining access to smartphones, increasing the number of potential readers. Cutting-edge writers will consider the needs of these untapped groups and how to […]

19 Mar

March 2019 Writers’ Night

Note our new location: Tap Traders - Atrium (back room) 3104 N. Nevada Ave, Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80907
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Get Directions

Writers’ Night is two full hours of discussion, laughter, and fun with other local members of Pikes Peak Writers. The direction of the meeting is decided by the participants and can include discussions about query letters, obtaining and working with an agent, writing conferences, or other specific points of the craft.  If nothing else, we talk […]

25 Mar

Pitch Perfect: Perfecting Log Lines, Queries, and Synopses

Rockrimmon Library
1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Get Directions

If you get nervous at the thought of pitching your book to agents and editors, hitting “send” on your query letter, or creating a synopsis, this is the workshop for you! Authors Jennie Marts, Pam McCutcheon, and Cindi Madsen will teach you how to develop or improve three facets of the submission process: your log […]

30 Mar

April 2019 Open Critique

Falcon Police Station 7850 Goddard St., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Get Directions

PPW Open Critique is open to anyone who needs a second set of eyes on a few pages of their work. You could be new to writing altogether, or just new to critiquing. You could be looking for a critique group or a way to end a chapter. You might want to learn best practices […]

3 Apr

April 2019 Write Drunk, Edit Sober

Bar K 124 E Costilla St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Get Directions

Please join Deb Courtney for Write Drunk*, Edit Sober on the second Wednesday of every month. We start at 6:30 PM will run until approximately 9 PM. It is located in the lower level of Bar K in Downtown Colorado Springs. The basic format is improv writing followed by discussion of critical techniques useful in unpacking improv […]

10 Apr

April Write Brain: Conference Like a Pro: Everything You Need to Know

Library 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Drive
6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Get Directions

What really happens at a writer’s conference? Are you prepared to speak eloquently, or at least coherently, about your work? Is there a secret handshake? Do you have any idea what you’ll wear? What will you talk about when standing in line with a hundred other introverts? Even if you’ve attended a conference before, this […]

16 Apr

April 2019 Writers’ Night

Tap Traders - Atrium (back room) 3104 N. Nevada Ave, Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80907
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Get Directions

Writers’ Night is two full hours of discussion, laughter, and fun with other local members of Pikes Peak Writers. The direction of the meeting is decided by the participants and can include discussions about query letters, obtaining and working with an agent, writing conferences, or other specific points of the craft.  If nothing else, we talk […]

22 Apr

May 2019 Open Critique

Falcon Police Station 7850 Goddard St., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Get Directions

PPW Open Critique is open to anyone who needs a second set of eyes on a few pages of their work. You could be new to writing altogether, or just new to critiquing. You could be looking for a critique group or a way to end a chapter. You might want to learn best practices […]

1 May

May 2019 Write Drunk, Edit Sober

Bar K 124 E Costilla St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Get Directions

Please join Deb Courtney for Write Drunk*, Edit Sober on the second Wednesday of every month. We start at 6:30 PM will run until approximately 9 PM. It is located in the lower level of Bar K in Downtown Colorado Springs. The basic format is improv writing followed by discussion of critical techniques useful in unpacking improv […]

8 May

May Write Brain: Writing Real LGBTQ+ Characters: A Panel

Library 21C
6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Get Directions

Representing the diversity of the real world in fiction is important. Many authors are now making the effort to include more characters not like themselves, and are stretching beyond the borders of heterosexual and cis-gendered characters. If you want to expand your fiction without falling into the pitfalls of stereotypes, this is the workshop for […]

21 May