Tuesday, January 18, 2011

PPW Conference: Ready, Set... Register


A Letter from Your 2011 PPWC Director

Trailblazers Wanted! It’s my pleasure to invite you to join us as we embark on our 19th Annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference. The theme this year is “Blaze the Write Trail,” and our hardworking staff has rounded up some of the best trail guides we can find: agents, editors, experts, and authors who’ve taken this journey and can warn you about the dangers while pointing out the amazing thrills of being a writer.

Want to know what you’re signing up for? How about…

--Dynamite workshops to improve your writing on every subject from plotting pitfalls to finding a unique voice to invaluable self-editing techniques.

--Read & critique appointments in which you get feedback on your writing (live and in-person) from an agent, editor, author, or perhaps, all three.

--A guest speaker who’s a two-time Edgar Award Winner.

--“The First Lady of the West” who’s authored more than 80 novels.

--A Bram Stoker Award nominee who has written or edited 50-plus comic books and a dozen screenplays.

You don’t have to pick and choose – we’ve got them all and many more!

Don’t forget, pardners, that with your conference registration comes the opportunity to sign up to pitch your manuscript one-on-one with some of the best editors and agents in the business – something we’re pleased to offer at no extra cost.

This shindig’s getting underway at the wonderful Colorado Springs Marriott on Friday, April 29 and lasts until Sunday, May 1. But hold your horses, there’s more! We also offer a lineup of workshops before conference on Thursday, April 28. Sign up for Thursday with your Conference registration and enjoy a 45% discount, or if you can’t make it for the entire weekend, we offer Thursday as a stand-alone day.

You want more? We’ve got more! We’ve got a bonanza of expert information available in our reality track. We’ve got an onsite contest and a silent auction with a gold mine of prizes including a VIP Package to PPWC 2012. We’ve got the past president of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents. We’ve got two Mythopoeic Award winners. We’ve got representatives from Puffin and Vikings Children’s Books, Belle Books, Harper Perennial, Written World Communications, Coffey Literary Agency, Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, Bond Literary Agency, Bradford Literary Agency, and more. We’ve got a great venue at the base of America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak. And we’ve got hands-down the friendliest staff of any Writers Conference around. What more could you ask for?

So, saddle up! Head on over to the Conference section of the website to get more details on this jam-packed weekend, and then click on the “register now” button to sign up. Remember, that all our read & critique appointments and pitch appointments are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Don’t delay, register today!

See you at Conference!

Bonnie Hagan
Director PPWC 2011