Some of the most awesome scenery in the world serves as the backdrop for at least three excellent writers’ conferences in 2016.
Pikes Peak Writers Conference will be April 15-17 in Colorado Springs. Registration is open now.
Northern Colorado Writers Conference is scheduled for April 22-23 in Fort Collins (north of Denver) but information on the schedule and registration is not yet available.
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference will be held September 9-11 in Denver. We’ll post a note here when registration opens approximately May 1st. Currently RMFW is in the process of accepting conference workshop proposals, so check out the links on that website if you’re interested in presenting.
If you live in Colorado, check out these three organizations for some of the best networking and educational programs you’ll find anywhere.
In a side note:
Look at this most fun award I received from blogger Holly Jahangiri (It’s All a Matter of Perspective) who says I’m one of her top commenters…or Common Taters as the award says.
If you’re going to be a blogger, it’s important to connect with other bloggers and comment on the posts you enjoy. I slacked off a lot last year and am trying to get back into the groove, but here’s the thing. Holly’s posts tend to grab my attention and invite a response…and that’s how bloggers get comments. I hope to do better at the “attention grabbing” thing this year as well.
Somewhere in my past life I learned to love cabbage fried in a tiny bit of bacon grease with onion and green pepper. Now I also peel a little smoked sausage and cut it into small pieces to add zippy protein. I know my mom never fixed it, so I’m guessing I picked it up from a friend while I lived in Indiana.
Does anybody else eat this food? Have you even heard of it? Is it a regional favorite in some part of the country?
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April Moore says
Thanks for mentioning the NCW Conference, Pat! I am busy finalizing the (exciting!) details and will have the information on the website very soon.
Congrats on the award–very cute name for it. I will have to check out the site. And as a non-meat eater, I wouldn’t be the best person to comment about the cabbage and sausage . . . however, I do love cabbage!
You’re welcome, April. I’m definitely looking forward to attending the NCW Conference this year.
Dean k miller says
We came to Colorado which re-energized my writing. Haven’t left yet. Attending NCW conference again this year!
We’re so fortunate to have the NCW Conference in our own neck of the woods, Dean. I always feel so energized after re-connecting with so many good friends and attending so many excellent workshops and panels. See you in April!
Margot Kinberg says
Congratulations on your award, Pat! That’s great – and well-deserved. And I think it’s terrific that you have so many opportunities where you are to connect with other writers and learn from each other.
Margot, thank you for being such a faithful visitor to this blog in spite of all my lapses and procrastination during a very rough 2015. I have high hopes for a much better and more productive 2016.
L. Diane Wolfe says
You are so lucky to have that many conferences nearby! We have so few here in NC.
Then I invite you to come out to Colorado and enjoy one of ours, Diane. There’s also one in Jackson Hole, Wyoming I’d like to attend some day.
Alex J. Cavanaugh says
Good excuses to come to Colorado.
Congratulations on the Tater award.
And sorry, the only way I’ll eat cabbage is hot and sour soup or coleslaw.
Coleslaw is good. I used to make a freezer slaw with cabbage, carrots, and green pepper that had a sweet/sour syrup. When it came out of the freezer and thawed, it was still crisp and delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever had a hot and sour soup.