Rocky Mountain (Colorado/Wyoming) Regional events

Serious about improving your craft? SCBWI's regional events provide opportunities for professional growth and help you connect with a supportive, creative community.

Colorado Springs Connect and Holiday Party (In Person)

Dec 10, 2023

Available seats 60

Fire Station 19 (on Research, between Lexington and Chapel Hills)

Let's celebrate! Join us for a holiday extravaganza and celebrate all we've accomplished this year. Bring a snack, dessert, or drink to share; as well as an old book to be used in a craft (so nothing sentimental). The book can be hardback or paperback, but no picture books please--you'll want pages laid out in paragraph form. RSVP to

Summit/Eagle Connect

Dec 14, 2023

Online event

Available seats 100

Holiday Fun! Bring your favorite snack and beverage to the screen, and we'll have some fun. We can talk about our favorite books of 2023, and what goals we want to set for 2024. There may be games! Email Leigh Gaddy at to get the Zoom link.

Denver South Connect & Critique: Holiday Gathering

Dec 16, 2023

Available seats 60

Southglenn Library, Rooms A & B (6972 S. Vine St, Centennial, CO)

Let's celebrate all that you've accomplished this year while looking forward to next year! Please think about and bring (if feasible) one resource that has helped you in your creative journey -- this can be a book, a link to a blog, an online class, an app, a particular set of paints, etc. We will then briefly share this resource with others for inspiration! During the second half of our Connect, bring a work-in-progress to critique. For critiques, bring six copies of a PB manuscript; the first five pages of a longer work, a query letter, illustrations, or similar. Bring a festive snack to share if you would like! RSVP to

YA Connect: Getting Through to the End of Your Novel

Jan 09, 2024

Available seats 100

Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 3844 York Street, Denver 80205 (LightRail: A line; RTD Bus #24 or #44)

Ring in 2024 at the Lighthouse! Writers want to reach those magical words: The End. Bad news: many get bogged down along the way. Good news: there are methods to get there. Join award-winning writer Victoria Hanley, author of 8 MG and YA books, to tap into the part of you that will cross that finish line! AND, hear about Lighthouse’s new YA program, tour Colorado's writer paradise and mingle with other YA'ers. RSVP: Email Karen Deger McChesney, YA Connect Leader at

New Year...New Intentions (a Virtual Boulder Connect)

Jan 11, 2024

1 event

Online event

Available seats 82

January 11, 2024 (6:30-7:30pm) TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR INTENTIONS, SUCCESS, AND CRAFT: The New Year offers us the opportunity to recalibrate, rejuvenate, and breathe energy into our creative lives. Join Lauren H. Kerstein for the first Boulder Connect of the year. This virtual workshop will be filled with meaningful activities, tips, and tricks designed to enhance creativity, satisfaction, and overall well-being. Please note: this event will NOT be recorded.

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Nonfiction Connect: Crafting a Standout Nonfiction Book Proposal

Jan 13, 2024

Online event

Available seats 100

Join us for a presentation by RMC member Amy Law to learn about how you can craft your very own standout nonfiction book proposal. During the second half, there will be time to share and critique work. Please contact Gina Soldano-Herrle at for the Zoom link, to submit work, or for any questions.

Self-Publishing Connect: Distribution

Jan 16, 2024

Online event

Available seats 100

Zoom - send your name and email address if you would like to receive the Zoom link and announcements: Our first meeting on January 16, Tuesday 6PM-7:30PM will be about Distribution. Sometimes decisions you make early in your project can affect the options you have once you publish. Of course, you can ask any questions about self-publishing in any meeting. If you would like to receive the 2024 schedule so that you can get it on your calendar or receive the zoom link for each meeting, please email:

Summit/Eagle Country Area Connect: 2024 Goals and PB Prompts (virtual)

Jan 17, 2024

Online event

Available seats 100

Workshop-style meeting! We'll talk goal setting for 2024 and do some picture book prompts to get the juices flowing. Bring your favorite note-taking device so we can dive right in. All are welcome! RSVP to for the Zoom link.

SCBWI Website Help:

Jan 25, 2024

Online event

Available seats 60

Don't lose access to opportunities and events when we transition to the new mailing list! Co-RA Susan Wroble will try to help with website questions, including how to follow the region and how to get PAL status if you are traditionally published. Please make sure that you are able to log in to the SCBWI website prior to this event—we can not help with passwords. To register, contact