Friday, June 6, 2014

June News and Events

Pikes Peak Writers Events

On Saturday, June 7, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Writing a Fiction Synopsis That Sells: An Interactive Workshop will take place at the Space Foundation, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, 80907. Pam McCutcheon, author of Writing the Fiction Synopsis, is the presenter. Pam will show you how to write a synopsis that will position your piece to rise above rejection and get in front of the right eyes. This is a hands-on workshop and space is limited to allow for one-on-one feedback. 

 Click here to register now!!

The June Write Brain takes place Tuesday, June 17, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. This is an online only class so an RSVP is required to receive the link. This month's workshop is Parlay Your Writing: Your Career as a Story With Subplots presented by Karen Albright Lin. Karen explores learning to reinvent yourself by writing in new genres, writing-for-hire, freelance editing, even teaching on cruises. Send your RSVP to

June Open Critique is Wednesday, June 18, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 East Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO. The first eight to RSVP to can have the first eight pages of a manuscript critiqued.

PPW Writer's Night at Ivywild is Monday, June 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Principal's Office in the Ivywild School, 1604 South Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905. This is a chance to have writerly discussions along with some fun and fraternization on the fourth Monday of each month. Discussion topics are driven by the participants. 

Further detail on all of these activities is posted on the EVENTS tab.

Other PPW Information (From the NCE Editor)

June marks the mid-point of the year so it's a good time to revisit some other PPW activities:

Quarterly Event Newsletter - We send out a single email once every three months to let you know of upcoming PPW events in the next quarter. We will not use this for any purpose other than this single email. Want the dates in advance so you plan what you'll attend? This is an easy way to do so! Sign up by sending an email to with the heading Quarterly Event Email.

Proposal Portal - Do you have a workshop you'd be interested in presenting for PPW? Whether it's for a Write Brain, Conference, or a Half-Day to Full-Day Workshop, we'd like to hear from you! Simply go to (or go to the "Events" tab on our website and select "Submit a Proposal.") This is open at any time, and your proposal will remain in our files for future use.

Request a Workshop - Have a workshop or speaker you'd like to see? We're interested! The best way for us to know what topics our members are interested in is to hear from you. To send this information in, go to (or go to "Events" tab on our website and select "Request a Workshop.") We're always looking for great new speakers, and your feedback is appreciated.

In the Community:

You can't be a great writer without being a great reader. The grand opening for the state-of-the-art Library 21c is June 21 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. The dedication ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. and all-day events include live performances in the 400-seat theater as well as appearances by the Lt. Governor, Joe Garcia, and other local celebrities.

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