Friday, July 1, 2016

Pikes Peak Writers July Events

Welcome to July!

PREVIEW:  2017 PIKES PEAK WRITERS CONFERENCE  

INTERESTED IN PROPOSING A WORKSHOP?

Pikes Peak Writers 25th Conference!

Keynotes: Kevin Hearne, Tess Gerritsen, Donald Maass

To be considered as a presenter for PPWC 2017 propose a workshop by September 15, 2016: http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/events/proposing-a-workshop/



July Open Critique

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 East Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
This FREE program provides a critique experience for a small number of writers who seek feedback on manuscript pages and who want to learn how to have positive critique group experiences.
PPW’s Open Critique program is facilitated by Donnell Bell with the occasional experienced guest critique partner. During Open Critique, Donnell and the guest critique partner will provide comments, criticism and suggestions on participants’ manuscript pages, as well as model positive behaviors, techniques and procedures for critiquing.
It is our hope that participants will not only receive valuable feedback on their writing, but will also learn how to create great critique groups of their own, or learn how to improve existing critique groups.
Each month Open Critique will accommodate up to eight participants with a maximum of eight manuscript pages (double spaced, one side) per person. Bring at least 8 copies. To request a slot to participate, email your request to critique@pikespeakwriters.com. Slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and are only considered for the month in which they are received. Participants will receive confirmation and instructions via email.
PPW reserves the right to give priority to new participants over those who have attended multiple times.

July Write Brain
What:  How to Write Authentic African-American Characters
Who:  Jason Evans
When: July 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Venue@21c (upper floor, to the right if coming in the upper entrance) of Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920

More Information: Diversity is a buzz word in the writing industry today. Yet in order for diverse characters to be authentic, writers must do their research and ask the hard questions. It is the intent of this workshop to help writers start that process by introducing them to African-American culture and history. We will also explore how literature and cinema have done in creating authentic African-American Characters.

About the Presenter:  Jason Evans wanted to be a writer his entire life. He just didn’t know it. He has been an educator in public & private schools for twelve years. He has earned Double bachelors from UC Santa Barbara, a teaching credentials from Cal-State Los Angeles, and an MA from UC Denver. He has two short stories published and is the editor-in-chief for Man-gazine. He lives in Denver with the Fetching Mrs. Evans and his three dogs and one haughty cat.

Facebook Event: Want to see who else is coming? Check 
here.

July Writer’s Night
FREE Writer’s Night
Location: Kawa Coffee
Address: 2427 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Fourth Monday of every month
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Join fellow writers for PPW Night on the fourth Monday of every month.
PPW Night is two full hours of discussion, laughter, and fun with other local members of Pikes Peak Writers.
The direction of the meeting is decided by the participants and can include discussions about query letters, obtaining and working with an agent, writing conferences, or other specific points of the craft.  If nothing else, we talk about books!
If you have any questions, or if there is a specific topic you’d like to get on the agenda, send an e-mail to the host, Deb Courtney, or call her on her cell phone at 719-337-9049.
Meetings are scheduled to start at 6:30 and run until about 8:30. These are drop-in meetings, so feel free to attend all or just part of them.

See you soon!