Writing the Rockies


Welcome to Writing the Rockies

Now in its 16th year, Writing the Rockies is one of the region's preeminent writers' conferences. It takes place each year during the last long weekend of July, in cooperation with Western's low-residency Graduate Program in Creative Writing.

The conference welcomes beginners, published writers, and anyone else who believes in the magic and power of the written word.

Set in the beautiful Gunnison Valley of the central Colorado Rockies on the campus of Western State Colorado University, the conference offers a wide range of workshops designed to provide valuable learning tools in an inspiring setting.

Workshop faculty members have a broad range of published works, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, magazine article writing, as well as industry publishing experience. Working with participants of all levels, our featured faculty will help writers hone their craft through workshops and will mix with participants during events outside of formal sessions. Talk at leisure to our scheduled agents and book publishers, or sign up for pitches.

Earn college credit for attending the conference. Contact Western's Extended Studies Program at (970) 943-2885, or 1-800-876-5309, ext. 7.

Click here to download registration form! Available spring 2015.

Click here for MSS Critique Guidelines and Deadlines

Exciting News:

Due to a generous gift by Phyllis Gottesfeld Knight of Denver, WtR offers five scholarships to educators to attend the Poetry Symposium included at the WtR conference. Click here for details.

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