Pikes Peak Writers Conference Call for Workshop Proposals
MB Partlow, Programming Director for the 2017 Pikes Peak Writers Conference and Vice President of Pikes Peak Writers announces that the 2017 Pikes Peak Writers Conference is accepting workshop proposals through Sept. 15! This is for the 25th annual conference, April 28-30–bigger and better than ever! To learn all about the proposal process: http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/events/proposing-a-workshop/
Author Karen Walker is Planning an Anthology on Aging
Anthologies are an adventurous undertaking, but it sounds like Karen is ready for the challenge. She says:
I think an anthology such as this could speak about aging in a unique and fascinating way—through the eyes of those going through it. It will be about the challenges and opportunities that come when you reach that point in life where mortality is a more imminent reality. About how aging changes you, or doesn’t. How it impacts your life, both positively and negatively. Does your way of thinking change? What about your behavior? Have priorities shifted? Do you think about dying? Do you hate the way you look? These are just some of the topics I’d like to see included.
I am seeking essays from adults 50 and above. If you’d like to participate but can’t write for some reason, I would be happy to interview you. Whatever the age of our readers, hopefully they’ll find a kernel of wisdom that touches their hearts.
For more information and to see the things that have provided the inspiration for the project, visit Karen’s blog. She wants submissions by September 30, 2016, and her contact information is in her blog post.
Upcoming Goodreads Giveaway of Dead Wrong
Please help spread the word. I’m giving away five signed hardcover copies of my thriller, Dead Wrong, on Goodreads starting Friday, July 22nd and ending Saturday July 30th. This book was published November 2014 and was a finalist in the thriller category for the Colorado Book Awards.
I’ll tweet reminders and post a Facebook update or two when the giveaway is live.
Susan Gourley says
I’m thinking about that anthology. Wish I wasn’t old enough to qualify!
But with age comes wisdom, Susan. Just think of all the life experience you have to share. 😀
L. Diane Wolfe says
I wish we had conferences here or at least ones closer.
We are very lucky in Colorado, Diane. The Pikes Peak Conf is way south in Colorado Springs, Colorado Gold is in Denver, and Northern Colorado Writers is up here in Fort Collins. And there’s at least one in Wyoming…
Margot Kinberg says
I think that’s a fantastic idea for an anthology, Pat! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. And the workshop sounds terrific, too.
Planning for an annual conference for the next year always starts soon after the current year’s event. It takes that much hard work and time to accomplish the types of events held in Colorado by the top writer organizations. Pikes Peak Writers holds their conference in the Colorado Springs area, usually in April. I haven’t attended that one yet, but it’s on my bucket list.
Alex J. Cavanaugh says
I saw Karen’s post. Sadly, I qualify…
I qualify even more than you, Alex. But just think of all the life experience we can share and all the things we’ve learned along the way. I’ll bet you have a lot to offer so hope you submit something to Karen.