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

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Ridgway Creative District Public Art

An Artist is being sought to design, construct, deliver and install custom outdoor...

CALL FOR ARTISTS/VENDORS: Crested Butte Summer Art Market

Artists of Crested Butte is thrilled to announce an extended Art Market season for you...

Spring 2019 Off-Season Professional Development Series

The CB/Mt. CB Chamber of Commerce and the Crested Butte Creative District are pleased...

FEATURED NEWS

CALL FOR CREATIVES: Center for the Arts Donor Wall Installation

The Crested Butte Creative District, in partnership with the Crested Butte Center for...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: CBCD Public Art Catalog Project

Are you looking for a fun (and paid) off-season project? Do you like investigating,...

Call for Photographers: CB Land Trust 2020 Calendar Submissions

The Crested Butte Land Trust is looking for your best photos of the Gunnison Valley!...

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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

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Ridgway Creative District Public Art

An Artist is being sought to design, construct, deliver and install custom outdoor public art (2-D, 3-D, or mixed media) in a highly visible location that will reflect the spirit and goals of the Ridgway Space to Create project, as well as complement...

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Spring 2019 Off-Season Professional Development Series

The CB/Mt. CB Chamber of Commerce and the Crested Butte Creative District are pleased to present the 2019 spring off-season seminar series. All seminars are FREE, start at 7 p.m. at the Old Rock Library and are open to everyone. Check out this year's...

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FEATURED NEWS

CALL FOR CREATIVES: Center for the Arts Donor Wall Installation

The Crested Butte Creative District, in partnership with the Crested Butte Center for...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: CBCD Public Art Catalog Project

Are you looking for a fun (and paid) off-season project? Do you like investigating,...

Call for Photographers: CB Land Trust 2020 Calendar Submissions

The Crested Butte Land Trust is looking for your best photos of the Gunnison Valley!...

SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST