Friday, November 7, 2014

PPW November News and Events

Compiled by Debi Archibald

You don't need me to tell you that we are coming into the busiest time of the year both on personal and writerly levels. Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the world of Pikes Peak Writers this month:

The Zebulon is closed.

The contest closed on November 2nd and judges will now be reading submissions and choosing winners in all the various categories to be announced at the 2015 PPW Conference.


And Speaking of Conference....

Registration opens this month. Watch the Writing from the Peak blog and the website "Conference" page to stay fully informed on dates, pricing, faculty, etc. Please note that the window for submitting workshop proposals closed on October 31, 2014.

NaNoWriMo

If you are attempting NaNo this year, you should have written 11,669 words by the end of the day today to be on track. There are still quite a few write-ins left to help you meet your word count; or at least to write in an environment where others share your pain.

Saturday, November 8, 9 AM-12 PM, Library 21c, Room B6
Monday, November 10, 6-9 PM, Pikes Perk, 5965 N. Academy Blvd.
Wednesday, November 12, 11 AM-2 PM, Cucuru Gallery Cafe
Monday, November 17, 6-9 PM, Hump Day Celebration & Goal Check-in, Pikes Perk
Wednesday, November 19, 11 AM-2 PM, Cucuru Gallery Cafe
Saturday, November 22, 9 AM-12 PM, Library 21c, Room B6
Wednesday, November 26, 11 AM-2 PM, Cucuru Gallery Cafe
Friday, November 28, 12-4 PM, Black Friday Write-In, Library 21c, Room B6
Sunday, November 30, 9 PM-1 AM, Closing out NaNo, Goal Progress & Celebration! IHOP

Event Addresses:

IHOP (International House of Pancakes), 8065 N. Academy Blvd.
Pikes Perk, 5965 N. Academy Blvd.
Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave.
PPLD Library 21c, Room B6, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.



PPW Events

Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. is November Write Brain at the Penrose Library (Carnegie Room) at 20 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs.
This month's topic is Marketing Panel: What You Need to Know About Marketing, Book Launches, and Platform Building. This workshop with be primarily Q&A.
The panelists are Sue Mitchell, Deb Courtney, Jessica McDonald, Jennie Marts, and Ashley Bazer.

Monday, November 24, 6:30-8:30 PM is Writer's Night at the Principal's Office in Ivywild School, 1604 South Cascade, Colorado Springs. Join fellow writers on the 4th Monday of each month for writerly discussion, laughter, and socializing. The direction of the discussion is decided by the participants.

As always, more detail is available on the Events tab of the blog or the main Pikes Peak Writers website. http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/events/