Now in its 19th year, Writing the Rockies (July 18 – 22, 2018) is one of the largest and most diverse writers’ conferences in the region, bringing together hundreds of writers and publishing professionals to celebrate the literary imagination and the written word in one of Colorado’s most beautiful high valleys.

Set in the Gunnison Valley of southwest Colorado on the campus of Western State Colorado University, the conference is part of Western’s low-residency Graduate Program in Creative Writing and is also sponsored by the Department of Communication Arts, Language, and Literature.

The conference is fully open to the public.

Events at the conference correspond to Western’s Graduate Program tracks in Genre Fiction, Screenwriting, Poetry, and Publishing and include a wide range of workshops, lectures, seminars, readings, and film screenings that create an intense, collegial writers’ community across five days. There is also a track at the conference on Creative Nonfiction with an Emphasis on Writing about the Natural World, which is in development as a concentration within the Graduate Program as well, along with many special events, from plays to an opera workshop, alumni events, and more.

FEATURED OPPORTUNITY

Request for Proposals: CBCD Winter Marketing Campaign

The Creative District is currently seeking proposals for a winter digital marketing...

Request for Creatives: Iron or Metal Embellishment for Creative District Destination Sign Post

The Crested Butte Creative District is requesting proposals from local creative individuals for...

Request for Creatives: Indoor Mural or Wall Art

Featured Photo: Lian Canty posing with her mural at the KBUT office. Photo by Lydia...

FEATURED NEWS

Art History of the Gunnison Valley Symposium

The Master of Gallery Management and & Exhibits Specialization of Western State Colorado...

Crested Butte Creative District Seeks New Commissioner

The Crested Butte Creative District has an opening for a new Commissioner.  The...

Mallardi Theatre Public Art Selection Meeting

On June 14, 2018, the Creative District Commission is hosting a public meeting to review the...

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Writing in the Rockies Conference

The Crested Butte Creative District works to connect local creatives with paid opportunities. Check out the listings below for our current offerings!

If you are looking to hire a local creative for your next project, please email hhenry@crestedbutte-co.gov so that we can post it on our site!

Current Opportunities

Request for Proposals: CBCD Winter Marketing Campaign

The Creative District is currently seeking proposals for a winter digital marketing campaign to better promote and market local creatives and creative businesses. The overarching goal of the campaign should be to encourage locals and visitors to shop...

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Request for Creatives: Indoor Mural or Wall Art

Featured Photo: Lian Canty posing with her mural at the KBUT office. Photo by Lydia Stern.  The Crested Butte Creative District is requesting proposals from local creative individuals for the creation of a one-of-a-kind mural or wall art installation for...

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FEATURED NEWS

Art History of the Gunnison Valley Symposium

The Master of Gallery Management and & Exhibits Specialization of Western State Colorado...

Crested Butte Creative District Seeks New Commissioner

The Crested Butte Creative District has an opening for a new Commissioner.  The...

Mallardi Theatre Public Art Selection Meeting

On June 14, 2018, the Creative District Commission is hosting a public meeting to review the...

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