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Pikes Peak Writers (a 501(c)(3) organization) is committed to helping writers grow and thrive through education, outreach, and community.

The non-profit organization, Pikes Peak Writers, began as a conference founded in 1993 by author Jimmie Butler under the auspices and sponsorship of the Friends of Pikes Peak Library. The inaugural conference centered on “Useful Tips for Writing Commercial Fiction,” and enjoyed sponsorship by the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District and The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration.

The conference has achieved a top ten ranking among U.S. writers conferences by Writers Digest Magazine. 

After many years of successful conferences, a core group of volunteers formed the parent organization, Pikes Peak Writers, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality education for writers year-round. 

Since Pikes Peak Writers’ founding in 2001, non-conference events have blossomed to more than 40 free and low-cost events, including monthly Write Brain sessions, writing workshops, and a host of other fun and educational meetings and events. PPW has also published two outstanding anthologies featuring stories by members.  

Membership in PPW is over 2,000 and growing. The organization is piloted by President Kim Olgren, governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers.