26th Annual Conference

OCTOBER 15 – 18, 2020

Endless Vistas ~ Unlimited Vision

Early Conference Registration Deadline Extended to July 15. 2020

Register for the 2020 Conference

Although it seems inappropriate to promote the WWW 2020 Conference with the high level of excitement it deserves, we may all need something to look forward to and enjoy some like-minded social connecting in October.

Registration for this year’s conference remains open. If any conference format or date changes do occur–which is not something currently anticipated–the conference web page is the first place to learn about it. The conference team suggests bookmarking this web page and checking back often. Women Writing the West looks forward to getting through these difficult days and reuniting once the crisis has passed. Stay safe out there!

Women Writing the West returns to Colorado Springs in 2020, bringing a fresh insurgence of inspiration. Just as mountain climbers find the niches necessary to scale vast heights, we also will find niches in craft, identity, and platforms. We’ll tackle approaches on how to progress through rough terrain, and we will rise to our own personal summits. Along the way, we’ll discover endless vistas of possibilities and create individual visions of success–as endless as the views around us.

Conference Highlights

  • Thursday Afternoon Add-On Sessions:
    Roundtable Advance Critique with Editors & Agents
    Query Letter Boot Camp with Angie Hodapp
    Self-Publishing Step-by-Step with Polly Letofsky
  • Keynote Speakers:
    Margaret Coel
    W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O’ Neal Gear
  • Guest Editors and Agents
  • Guest Journal Publishers
  • General and Concurrent Workshop Sessions
  • Tours
    Walking Tour/Presentations @ Pioneer Museum
    Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs/Miramont Castle
  • Bookstore and Member Signing Gala
  • Thursday Evening Readings Reception
  • Friday LAURA Award and DOWNING Journalism Award Banquet
  • Saturday WILLA Literary Finalist Award Luncheon
  • Saturday WILLA Literary Award Banquet
  • Pitch Appointments
  • Exhibitors
  • Annual Membership Meeting

Conference Details

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Session and Event Details
Details of the various offerings at the conference

Guests and Keynote Speakers
Bios of speakers, editors, agents, and special guests

Hotel and Host City
Hotel rates, shuttle service, and Colorado Springs

Things to Do In and Around Colorado Springs
Enjoying your stay

Address Conference questions to Conference Chair Pamela Nowak at WWWConference2020@hotmail.com

Join Us at the 26th Annual Conference
October 15 – 18, 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Why Attend a WWW Conference?

interior of The Antlers Hotel

About the Conference Venue

Colorado Springs was founded in August 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer and his vision of a first class hotel came to life; The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel opened in June of 1883. At that time the population of Colorado Springs was approximately 5,000 people. General Palmer named the hotel “The Antlers” as it housed his large collection of deer and elk trophies which was the envy of many.

History of The Antlers Hotel

The Antlers Hotel Website

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Conference Brochure

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Hotel Reservations

The Antlers Hotel

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You may also call the hotel directly at (719) 955-5600 or toll free at (866) 299-4602. Mention Women Writing the West for the conference rate.


Conference Chair,
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Address Conference questions to Conference Chair Pamela Nowak at WWWConference2020@hotmail.com