Friday, November 4, 2016

Pikes Peak Writers November Events

Write Brain Nov 15, 2016 — 6:30 PM at 8:30 PM
What:  The State of the Short Story
Who:  R.T. Lawton
When: November 15, 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: Can you make a living writing short stories? How do they stack up compared to a novel for money, prestige and anything else? Can you integrate them with a novel? What’s the short story market? Learn the answers to these and any other short story questions you bring to the meeting. Also get some writing and networking tips to help you towards getting published.

About the Presenter: R.T. Lawton is a retired federal law enforcement agent, a past member of the Mystery Writers of America board of directors and a two-time Derringer nominee with over 100 short stories in various publications, to include Blood on the Bayou (2016 Bouchercon anthology), The Mystery Box ( 2013 MWA anthology), And All Our Yesterdays anthology, Who Died in Here? anthology, the West Coast Crime Wave anthology, Deadwood Magazine,EasyridersOutlaw BikerWoman’s World magazine, and 36 sold to Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. He also has four e-collections at and at Smashwords for other e-readers. You may have attended one of his Surveillance Workshops at various writers conferences.

Writer’s Night Nov 28, 2016 — 6:30 PM at 8:30 PM
Location: Kawa Coffee, 2427 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Writers’ 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.

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