Who We Are

PPW logo high resolutionPikes Peak Writers Conference was founded in 1993 by author Jimmie Butler under the auspices and sponsorship of the Friends of Pikes Peak Library. The inaugural conference centered on “Useful Tips for Writing Commercial Fiction,” and enjoyed sponsorship by the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District and The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration.

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Latest PPW News

Sweet Success for Shannon Lawrence

By: Darby Karchut Congratulations to Shannon Lawrence on her recently released collection, BRUISED SOULS & OTHER TORMENTS! The book released on Friday, March 13, just in time for everything to shut down for the coronapocalypse.  ABOUT THE BOOK: A welcoming widow with a twisted appetite; a war-time evil lurking behind the face of a child; […]

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Sweet Success for Shannon Lawrence

By: Darby Karchut Congratulations to Shannon Lawrence! Her story, FOLLOWING THE RULES, is featured in the horror anthology, EIGHTEEN: STORIES OF MISCHIEF & MAYHEM (Underland Press March 20). In her story, a little girl learns why she wasn’t supposed to see her night parents. ABOUT THE ANTHOLOGY: The eighteenth Tarot card is the Moon, and […]

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Latest Conference News

PPWC 2020 Cancellation

Esteemed Conference Attendees, Sponsors, Volunteers, and PPW Members –  We have been watching the development of COVID-19 along with everyone else and share your concerns. First of all, we are deeply grateful for all the messages of support we’ve received and thank you for letting us know how much PPW matters to you. It matters to […]

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