Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2015 PPW News and Events

Compiled by Debi Archibald

Welcome to 2015, Writers! Is this your writing year? Resolve to take advantage of all the resources Pikes Peak Writers has to offer. This is how the year starts out:
January 7, 6:00 to 8:30 PM (Wednesday)
Open Critique
Join us at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts at 427 East Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs. The first 8 to RSVP to pikespeakopencritique@hotmail.com will have the first eight pages of their manuscripts critiqued.
This month's guest critiquer is R.T. Lawton, a retired federal agent and well-published author. 

January 20, 6:30 to 8:30 PM (Tuesday)
January Write Brain

Meet in the Carnegie Room of Penrose Library downtown at 20 North Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs. This month's topic is Write on Fire! with presenter Anne Randolph. Anne will tap into her Kitchen Table Writing program to help muzzle your inner critic and inspire you to get words on paper. This is an interactive event so bring your writing materials and your imagination. 

January 26, 2015 6:30-8:30 PM (Monday)
PPW Writer's Night at the Ritz

Find us in the Elbo Room at the Ritz at 15 South Tejon in downtown Colorado Springs. This gathering is on the fourth Monday of every month with the direction being driven by the attendees. It's a good opportunity to laugh, socialize and commiserate with other writers. 



February 14, 2015 1:00 - 5:00 PM (Saturday)
Write Your Heart Out  

This is a FREE half-day event at the Marriott at 5580 Tech Center Drive in Colorado Springs. If you haven't yet attended PPWC, this is the perfect opportunity to get a peek at the venue before conference. And if you are a past attendee, you know the value of this preview to Conference. Becky Clark will be emceeing so laughter is guaranteed. Featured speakers will be Julie (J.A.) Kazimer, Fleur (F.T.) Bradley, Mike Befeler and Jennie Marts. Stay tuned to the PPW Facebook page for news on the final two speakers and a little surprise the organizers are working on.
Space is limited so you must RSVP to rsvp@pikespeakwriters.com in order to attend.


PPW CONFERENCE
Remember that registration for PPWC2015 is open. Don't let April sneak up on you without signing up for this three-day gold mine and for the Thursday prequel.

See the EVENTS tab on the pikespeakwriters.com website for full detail on all these events as well as specifics on registration. 

In the Community....

January 28th, 2015  7:00 pm (Wednesday)
Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Cornerstone Arts Center

The Colorado College Visiting Writer series continues with Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, Pulitzer Prize nominee, winner of the Lenore Marshall Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, as well as the Howard Morton Landon Translation Prize for his best-selling translation of “The Inferno of Dante,” author of “Democracy, Culture, and the Voice of Poetry,” as well as “The Figured Wheel: New And Collected Poems, 1966-1996,” lecturing as part of the Cornerstone Arts exploration of lineation on “The Mighty Line.”