Welcome to Writing the Rockies
Now in its 16th year, Writing the Rockies is the region's preeminent writers' conference. 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, students, published writers in all genres, editors, teachers, 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, lectures, seminars, readings, and special events that create an intense, collegial writers' community and retreat across four days.
Conference faculty are highly distinguished and have published in every genre imaginable, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, journalism, criticism and scholarship, as well as having experience as editors, publishers and agents. In addition to enrolling in workshops or seminars and attending other events, participants can sign up for manuscript reviews and pitch sessions.
Participants can also earn college credit for attending the conference. For more information, contact Western's Extended Studies Program at (970) 943-2885, or 1-800-876-5309, ext. 7.
We are deeply grateful to Phyllis Gottesfeld Knight of Denver, whose generosity enables us to offer several general registration scholarships to educators to attend the Poetry Symposium at the conference. Click here for details.