Two and a half days of learning, networking and creating—new friendships and new craft and business skills to lift your spirits and writing to new levels. Our focus is on novel writing in all genres, although all writers are welcome.
We bring in award-winning authors, friendly and eager agents and editors to teach and discover the talented authors attending this conference. As a small, intimate conference networking opportunities abound-- both day and night, during the evening get-togethers.
We offer the traditional assortment of workshops and an award ceremony for the winners of The Sandy writing contest, but from there we break from the ordinary. Our book signing includes sharing warm pie with the signing authors. Our agent editor appointments involve a pre-screening process we call Pitches and Pages to maximize efficiency and comfort that agents, editors and authors all appreciate. This year we have added Advanced Read and Critiques Masters classes run by the agents and editors—a fabulous opportunity to showcase polished material.
We have group incentives to enhance our already affordable rates, which include many gourmet meals.
Crested Butte is nestled in the spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains surrounded by crisp air, wildflowers, peace and quiet, stunning mountain scenery-- how could one fail to be inspired?
Our 2012 Guests Editors: Chuck Sambucchino, Jim Frenkel, Sue Grimshaw & Kerri-Leigh Grady Agents: Lisa Gallagher, Hannah Bowman, Mary Kole & Ken Sherman Authors: Hank Phillippi Ryan, Brad Parks, Kaki Warner & Marcie Telander