Friday, December 5, 2014

December News and Events

Compiled by Debi Archibald

In addition to shopping, wrapping, baking, mailing and generally making merry this month, you will want to keep your writerly ways sharp. Following are the Pikes Peak Writers and community events:

Open Critique
This monthly event is at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 East Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 
RSVP to to have the first 8 pages of your manuscript critiqued. (The first 8 responders only.)

This event is on the first Monday so as of this posting, the December Open Critique has come and gone. Don't miss Monday, January 7, 2015 with guest critquer R.T. Lawton, a retired Federal Agent and board member of Mystery Writers of America. 

 Tuesday, December 16, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
December Write Brain
Join us at the Penrose Library (20 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs) in the Carnegie Room. This month Kevin Ikenberry will present Finding the Perfect Outline using the Seven-Point Story Structure. 

Monday, December 22, 6:30-8:30 PM
PPW Writer's Night at the Ritz
Note our new venue at the Elbo Room at the Ritz, 15 South Tejon, Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is a forum for writerly discussion, laughter and socializing with the content driven by the attendees. 

For more detail on any of these events, or to mark your calendar for 2015 events, visit the EVENTS tab on the PPW website: 

Colorado College Visiting Writer Series
CC continues their free series of author lectures. in December:

Tuesday, December 9th, 7:00 pm
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
ASPEN MATIS, CC alumna and New York Times correspondent reads and discusses her memoir, “Girl in the Woods,” an agonizing but also hopeful story of survival in the wake of a horrific trauma and her quest to find acceptance and healing in nature.

Thursday, December 11th, 7:00 pm
Armstrong Theater
COLUM MCCANN author of the National Book Award-winning novel “Let The Great World Spin,” as well as “Zoli,” “Dancer,” and, most recently, “Transatlantic.” One of the most unforgettable and necessary voices of our time.

For other community events, including book signings, bookmark the Peak Radar website:

See you in January!

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