Conference Information & Registration

Conference 2017


Start or Polish Your Manuscript!”

Pre-Conference Event
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017Program, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Featuring AuthorU professionals!

Saturday Conference
Sat., Oct. 21, 20178 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Four tracks: Fiction Track, Middle Grade & YA Fiction Track,
Non-fiction Track (Middle Grade-Adult), and Poetry.

Each track offers three workshops and a culminating session/panel discussion. In the workshops, you will experience a mini-lesson presented by an expert workshop leader, followed by writing sessions and feedback. Lunch & agent pitch included. Critique sessions & headshots available. Join us for a day and leave inspired!

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Castle Rock Writers Conference  is designed for writers
of all genres & experience levels.
Open to adults, 11th and 12th grade
high school students, &  college students.

Conference Flyer for your bulletin board and copying.


Friday Pre-Conference Event: click below and print out.

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Conference Workshop SCHEDULE: click below and print out.


Mail-in Registration Form: click below, print out, and mail in.

Registration Mail-in 2017

Online Registration: coming soon!

Online Registration 2017

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The first 25 registrants for the conference will receive a messenger bag (holds a 15″ computer) from Wind Ridge international!

Policies on Castle Rock Writers Conference

CONFERENCE PHOTO RELEASE: Castle Rock Writers, a registered non-profit will be photographing the conference, and your image may be used in promotional material. By registering, you hereby grant Castle Rock Writers permission to use any photographs and recordings procured at the event, in any and all print and electronic media (e.g. website, print, and promotional material) and any derivations thereof.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: No refunds after October 1, 2017. In extenuating circumstances, the conference director may choose to give credit for the 2018 conference.

WEATHER POLICY: In case of extreme weather, dangerous conditions, or other events beyond our control, the conference will be cancelled and rescheduled. Your payment will be applied to the rescheduled conference. Those unable to attend will receive a credit toward the 2018 conference. No refunds. If the conference is cancelled, registrants and speakers will receive email notification.


  • Complimentary breakfast snacks, coffee and tea, and ice water will be provided.
  • Bring your laptop (fully charged) or a notebook for writing exercises.
  • Business casual attire is suggested.
  • Bringing your own coffee mug and water bottle will help keep our conference green!

 CRW Conference 2017 Directions: 

Meeting Center at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Directions: Take I-25 to Exit 183, Meadows/Founders (Factory Outlets exit). Go west. Cross over Santa Fe (Hiway 85). Turn left onto Prairie Hawk Drive. Turn right onto New Hope Way. Turn right into the parking lot.