Pikes 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.
After many years of successful conferences, the core group of volunteers formed their own parent organization in 2001, Pikes Peak Writers, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality education for writers year-round. The conference has achieved top ten ranking among U.S. writers conferences by Writers Digest Magazine. Non-conference events have blossomed to more than 25 free and low-cost events, including monthly Write Brain sessions, periodic writing workshops, and a host of other fun and educational meetings and events.
Membership in PPW is at 2,000 and growing, and it’s now FREE to join! The organization is piloted by President, Bowen Gillings, governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers.
Pikes Peak Writers Mission
Pikes Peak Writers (a 501(c)(3) organization) is committed to helping writers grow and thrive through education, outreach, and community.
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Pikes Peak Writers are people who write. Join us to improve your craft, learn about the business of writing, connect with other writers, share successes and failures, and grow as a writer. Joining Pikes Peak Writers has never been easier! Membership is 100% free — there are no annual dues or membership fees. To join […]
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Board of Directors
PPW is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The Board ensures that PPW abides by its Bylaws, state and federal laws, and the rules that bind a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In addition, members of the Board often have additional roles in the organization. The size of the Board and some of the job titles […]
Pikes Peak Writers would not exist without the efforts of the great volunteers listed here. They’ll be the first to tell you they receive far more from volunteering than they give. Go on, ask one of them! After you do, if you’d like to volunteer for PPW, we’d love to hear from you.
Sponsors & Donors
Pikes Peak Writers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping writers learn, grow and thrive. We appreciate the support of corporations and individuals who help us help writers. Sponsors The Colorado Springs Marriott – Longtime host of The Pikes Peak Writers Conference and co-sponsor of the Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Contest Awards Banquet. The Colorado Springs Independent Newspaper (The Indy) […]
Pikes Peak Writers would not exist without the hard work and dedication of our talented volunteers. These awards honor a few whose contributions have earned special recognition. Winning Words “I have a hard time saying no. Especially when an organization’s mission is dear to my heart like that of Pikes Peak Writers. I’ve taken […]
Welcome to Pikes Peak Writers
If you’re reading this page, your membership application to Pikes Peak Writers has been successfully received. If you requested inclusion in the Member Directory, please be aware that it could take a few days for your information to appear. We’re thrilled you’ve joined. PPW is committed to serving writers of all genres and skill levels through […]