26th Annual Conference

OCTOBER 15 – 18, 2020

Endless Vistas ~ Unlimited Vision

A Virtual Event

Women Writing the West resonates the inspiration of Colorado Springs for its 2020 Virtual Conference. Just as mountain climbers find the niches necessary to scale vast heights, so we, too, will discover our own niches in craft, identity, and platforms. We’ll tackle methods to mount our own walls and climb to our summits. We’ll discover endless vistas of possibilities and create our personal visions, as endless as the views around us.

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A Virtual Conference is a new experience for many of us
Learn what to expect from the following Virtual Conference Cheat Sheets

Join us for the Women Writing the West 26th Annual Conference
October 15 – 18, 2020

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Conference Highlights

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  • 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
  • Thursday Evening Readings Reception
  • Friday LAURA Award and DOWNING Journalism Award Ceremony and Keynote
  • Saturday WILLA Literary Finalist Award Ceremony
  • Saturday WILLA Literary Award Ceremony and Keynote
  • Friday and Saturday entertainment, after ceremonies
  • Come & Go Open Social Hour Rooms
  • Pitch Appointments
  • Annual Membership Meeting
  • Add-On Conference Session Recordings Access

Conference Details

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Virtual Conference Schedule

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

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

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

Please Note: If you have already registered, you will be contacted by the Registrar to convert your registration.

If you have already made reservations at The Antlers, please call them at 719-955-5600 to cancel your reservation. The Antlers WILL NOT automatically cancel your reservation.

Why Attend a WWW Conference?

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Conference Brochure

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Hotel Reservations

You won’t need hotel reservations with our Virtual Conference, but do save the dates and join us Online!


Conference Chair,
Pamela Nowak at

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