“Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one’s ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them.” — Harriet Naylor
PPW exists solely based on the blood, sweat, and talent of our outstanding volunteers. No board member, event facilitator, blog editor, conference director, webmaster, or social media guru is paid staff. All you see and experience with Pikes Peak Writes comes from the combined dedication of writers just like you! And we would love to have you join us.
Volunteering is fun! It is a great way to make new friends, network within the writing world, improve your craft, and share your experiences with others. Only by the infusion of new personalities and new ideas can our organization adapt and grow to the ever-changing demands of the publishing world.
See something about PPW you love? Volunteer and help keep it running. See something you want fixed? Volunteer and help make those changes.
Committee Members – Kim Olgren, AJ Metzger, Melissa Rolli (2 open committee seats)
Open Critique – Robert Spiller
Writers’ Night – Open Position (currently hosted by Kim Olgren)
Contributing Editors – Margena Holmes, Darby Karchut, Jennifer Lovett, Donna Schlachter, Tammila Wright, Deborah Brewer
Contributors – LeAnne Betts, Bowen Gillings, G.G. Hall, Trista Herring Baughman, Catherine Dilts, Margena Holmes, Jenny Kate, DeAnna Knippling, Kris Krisco, Christina Lorenzen, Terry Odell, Kim Olgren, John Roberts, Donna Schlachter, Benjamin X. Wretlind, Deborah Brewer, Jen Wolf, Trista Baughman
It takes more than a full year to prepare for the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, so some Committee members are active year-round, while others serve primarily at the conference itself. The Committee is chaired by the Conference Director, who is responsible for holding meetings as needs dictate. Typically the Steering Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Colorado Springs area. For more information about how you can become involved in planning a future conference, or to find out when and where to find the next Committee meeting, please email our Conference Director.
Emcee – Bowen Gillings
Moderator Coordinator – Cara Allen
Onsite Contest – Torie Fox