Friday, February 3, 2017

Pikes Peak Writers February Events

Write your Heart Out!

Feb 04, 2017 — 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Location: 5580 Tech Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
What: Write Your Heart Out
Free with RSVP. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by emailing: – with first and last name of each person attending, and your phone number
When: February 4th, 2017, 1 – 5pm, doors open at 12:30
Where: Salon D – Marriott Colorado Springs – 5580 Tech Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
More Information: On the fence about going to the Pikes Peak Writers Conference or just looking for some great interesting and educational programming? Join us at the 5th annual Write Your Heart Out, a free half-day Conference Teaser event. Six of our local authors presenting at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in April will join us for an afternoon filled with fun and learning centered around the craft and business of writing. Take a sneak peek at our speakers and the topics they’ll be covering:
Laura DiSilverio – Using Setting to Reveal Character
JL Fields – The Nuts and Bolts of Non-Fiction Writing
Barbara Nickless – Say What? The Ins and Outs of Dialogue
M. H.  Boroson – Constructing the Great Action Scene
Lana Williams – 10 Tips to Keep the Middle Moving
KL Cooper – Today’s Marketing for Yesterday’s Author
Come join us for an incredible day to help further your writing career. We’ll have several drawings throughout the day.  Registrars will be on hand to help get you signed up for PPWC 2017.  Additionally, we’ll have the PPW Bookstore crew with books from our Keynote speakers, our Write Your Heart Out speakers, as well as popular and helpful books on the craft of writing.

Write Brain

Feb 21, 2017 — 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920
What:  Writing Gay Romance/Characters
Who:  Andrew Burns & Nicole Godfrey
When: February 21, 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: One of the most popular romance genres right now is Gay Romance, or as the folks in the genre like to call it, M/M romance. How does this differ from straight romance? That’s what we’ll take a look at. We’ll explore the popular tropes…it’s a lot more than just the hunky UPS guy falling in love with the lonely writer…Now there’s a story we might need to write! We’ll look at what it takes to make the characters look and feel authentic.

About the Presenter
Andrew Burns has been writing since high school. His works have included short and long fiction. In the past few years, he’s taken major steps to improve his writing and has managed to get several books published under two pen names. He is currently a board member of Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group. As A.M. Burns he has published several Urban Fantasy books with different publishers along with numerous short stories.
Nicole Godfrey is a writer who calls beautiful Colorado home, along with her fury children.  Her writing started with poetry, leading to her first publication at the age of twelve. She has three short stories published through Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group; A Page Lost in An Uncommon Collection, and The Power of the Word in Remnants and Resolutions: Tales of Survival, and Trials of the Moon in Colorado State of Mind. Her first full length novel, Hoofbeats, released February 2016. Nicole actively participates in Amtgard, loves to play table-top RPG’s, and dabbles in artwork.

Writers Night

Feb 27, 2017 — 6:30 PM to 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. Join host, Damon Smithwick, a longtime Pikes Peak Writers attendee, who took over as facilitator in January.
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!
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!

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