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 Creatives: Safe Route Creative Crosswalks

The Town of Crested Butte (“Town”) is looking for creative individuals to design and...

Crested Butte Creative District Seeks New Commissioner

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

Writing in the Rockies Conference

Now in its 19th year, Writing the Rockies (July 18 – 22, 2018) is one of the largest...

FEATURED NEWS

Mallardi Theatre Public Art Selection Meeting

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

Request for Creatives: Hanging Illuminated Art at the Mallardi Theatre

  The Creative District is requesting proposals from local creative individuals for the creation...

Request for Creatives: Destination Signage

The Town of Crested Butte (“Town”) and the Crested Butte Creative District (“Creative...

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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 Creatives: Safe Route Creative Crosswalks

The Town of Crested Butte (“Town”) is looking for creative individuals to design and paint unique, creative crosswalks for the walking safe route for the Crested Butte Community School. Through this project, the Town hopes visibly show the safe route for...

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Crested Butte Creative District Seeks New Commissioner

The Crested Butte Creative District has an opening for a new Commissioner.  The Commissioner would be appointed to a two-year term. Creative District Commissioners are responsible for setting the direction of the Crested Butte Creative District. Some of...

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The Center for the Art’s ARTrageous Auction

The Center for the Arts seeks artists interested in having their work auctioned off at the ARTrageous Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Center, to be held on August 9, 2018. ARTrageous is a live and silent auction event that highlights the intersections...

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FEATURED NEWS

Mallardi Theatre Public Art Selection Meeting

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

Request for Creatives: Hanging Illuminated Art at the Mallardi Theatre

  The Creative District is requesting proposals from local creative individuals for the creation...

Request for Creatives: Destination Signage

The Town of Crested Butte (“Town”) and the Crested Butte Creative District (“Creative...

SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST