Pikes Peak Writers Conference

2021 PPW Conference Update

Hey everyone – Kameron Claire here – formerly the 2020, now 2021 conference director.

I want to start by thanking everyone who worked their tail off up to the last minute preparing for PPW’s 2020 conference. New Vision, New Focus was going to be our first conference in 27 years at a new location, the beautiful DoubleTree Hilton, located south Colorado Springs. We were looking forward to sharing the larger space with our amazing keynotes: Delilah Dawson, Chuck Wendig, Reavis Worthen, and Laura DiSilverio. We’d planned three fun, informative days with agents and editors: Abby Saul, Lesley Sabga, Devin Ross, Angie Hodapp, Becky LeJeune, Maureen Moretti, Tom Hoeler, Ty Drago, Claire Eddy, and Claire McKinney; as well as industry professionals and special guests, Mary Kowal Robinette, and a fabulous lineup of workshops taught by subject matter experts.

As we all know, we had to cancel our 2020 in-person conference due to COVID concerns. Unfortunately, as we approach the end of 2020 there are still safety concerns over large public gatherings. While our 2021 conference is ~4 months away–scheduled for late April 2021–it takes our PPWC volunteers ~12 months to put a conference together. With that thought in mind, and with the uncertainty of what spring 2021 holds for all of us, Pikes Peak Writers has decided to host a virtual conference in 2021 with the plan to come back as a hybrid conference in 2022.

More to come about registration, which will open 15 January 2021, in the upcoming days/weeks. Click here for Conference information.

We appreciate your patience as we figure out how we can best serve our community while keeping our health and safety in mind, and hope you will join us on this exciting new virtual adventure.


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.


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