Writing from the Ashes

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The 21st Annual PPWC
Registration opens November 15th, 2012

Writing from the Ashes
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Colorado Springs Marriott
(719) 260-1800
5580 Tech Center Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919
United States

Map and Directions

Featured Speakers



Libba Bray is the New York Times bestselling author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing), the Michael L. Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, and Beauty Queens, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2011.  Her new novel, The Diviners (Sept 18th, 2012), is the first book in a new supernatural series set in 1920s New York City. You can learn more about it at  www.thedivinersseries.com. When Libba is not scribbling words, watching Dr. Who, or thinking about snacks, she is one-quarter of the all-YA author rock band, Tiger Beat, along with Daniel Ehrenhaft, Natalie Standiford, and Barnabas Miller. You can find Libba at www.libbabray.com, @libbabray on Twitter, and http://www.facebook.com/libbabray.


Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and startup executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way.  Eisler’s bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous “Best Of” lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages.  Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and, when he’s not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law. You can visit Eisler's website at www.barryeisler.com.


Amber Benson is a writer, director and actor. She currently writes the Calliope Reaper-Jones series for Ace/Roc and her middle grade book, Among the Ghosts, came out in paperback this past fall from Simon and Schuster. She co-directed the Slamdance feature, Drones and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series, The Ghosts of Albion. Her acting work includes the Steven Soderbergh film, King of the Hill, and the indie feature, Race You to the Bottom, for which she won the Best Actress Award at Outfest. She spent three years as Tara Maclay on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


 David Liss is the author of seven novels, most recently The Twelfth Enchantment. His previous books include A Conspiracy of Paper (2000) which was named a New York Times Notable Book and won the 2001 Barry, MacAvity and Edgar awards for Best First novel. The Coffee Trader (2003) was also named a New York Times Notable Book and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the year’s 25 Books to Remember. A Spectacle of Corruption (2004) was a national bestseller, and The Devil’s Company (2009) has been optioned for film by Warner Brothers.  Liss is the author of the graphic novel Mystery Men, has written Black Panther for Marvel Comics and currently writes The Spider for Dynamite Comics.

For a complete list of faculty for PPWC 2013, please visit the PPW website, here.
 

Contact Information

  • Registrar, PPWC 2013
    registrar@pikespeakwriters.com

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