Write In The Springs - ACFW Colorado Springs Christian Writer's Conference

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Glen Eyrie Conference Center

3820 N 30th St

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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**Registration Opens Saturday, November 23rd**

12th Annual


April 3-4, 2020

ACFW Colorado Springs invites you to join us at Glen Eyrie Castle in the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colorado, for an unforgettable weekend of teaching, fellowship and inspired writing featuring USA Today's best-selling author of 65 books and founder of My Book Therapy and Novel Academy, Susan May Warren.

Glen Eyrie Susan

Saturday’s intensive full-day of sessions features five fantastic workshops with Susie May detailing her easy, organic, can’t-fail way to create compelling characters and plot a best-selling novel. Also included are a full breakfast and buffet lunch on Saturday.

The Story Equation

Did you know you can plot your entire book by asking one powerful question and then plugging it into an “equation” that makes your plot and characters come to life? Using the powerful technique that has created over fifty RITA, Christy and Carol award-winning best-selling novels, Susan May Warren will show you how to utilize “The Story Equation” to create the best story you’ve ever written!


  • The amazing trick to creating unforgettable, compelling characters that epic movies use!

  • How to create riveting tension to keep the story driving from chapter to chapter

  • The easy solution to plotting the middle of your novel

  • The one element every story needs to keep a reader up all night

  • How to craft an ending that makes your reader say to their friends, “Oh, you have to read this book!”

Choose One or Two Conference Days!

Saturday's main event makes a fantastic one-day conference experience, but you can also take advantage of an interactive bonus coaching class with Susie May on Friday afternoon and enjoy a time of fellowship and networking on Friday evening. Note: Friday meals are on your own.

Super Novel

In Friday's class, Susie May will break down the elements common in blockbuster books and movies - elements applicable to every gene. You'll have a guided opportunity to begin incorporating these elements into your own work, so bring your laptop!

Optional Bonus Add-Ons

Registrants have the option to add professional photography and/or manuscript critique to their Write in the Springs experience. Click HERE for more details on these options.

Lodging at the Glen Eyrie Property

Glen Eyrie Castle

You won’t find a more inspiring location for digging into your current writing project than Glen Eyrie. The serene beauty of General Palmer’s historic castle and its expansive grounds will fill your soul. Reserve up to three nights of on-site lodging with our conference room block and you'll soon realize why Glen Eyrie is considered one of the most amazing places to visit in the scenic Pike’s Peak region.

Lodging Reservations are handled exclusively through the conference registrar. Click HERE for rates and reservation instructions (.pdf).

Conference Registration Rates and Deadlines

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Who Should Attend

Write in the Springs is designed specifically for Christian authors and those aspiring toward that goal. Our emphasis is on the craft of fiction writing and instruction regarding the Christian publishing industry. Membership with ACFW is not required to register, but ACFW members receive a discounted rate as a member benefit.

Scholarships: Need financial assistance in order to attend? A limited number of scholarships are available exclusively for ACFW members. Applications accepted until 6:00 pm (Mountain Time) on December 15th. Download printable application instructions (PDF) HERE.

Our Refund Policy: ACFW will provide a 75% refund on cancelled registrations through January 12, 2020; and a 50% refund from January 13 through March 1, 2020. No refunds are available after March 1, 2020, but you may designate your ticket to be transferred to someone else, if you wish. To request a refund or to transfer your ticket, contact the conference registrar by email: conference@acfwcosprings.com.


Are there ID, minimum age or dress requirements to enter the event?

Write in the Springs is a professional event focused on training those who aspire to become professional writers. Registration is limited to those at least 16 years of age or older. Casual and business attire are both suitable. Be prepared for a variety of possible weather conditions.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Glen Eyrie is a large property with several buildings and multiple parking areas for those traveling by car. Handicap access is provided. On-site lodgers may choose to walk between their accommodations and the meeting rooms, though some may prefer to drive the approximate 1/3 mile distance.

What should I bring to the event?

A packet with handout materials is provided for note-taking. Registrants are allowed to bring personal snack items into sessions, but no alcohol is allowed anywhere on the Glen Eyrie property and smoking is limited to a few designated areas.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions regarding the conference may be emailed to the registrar at: conference@acfwcosprings.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Your printed ticket serves as your receipt for tax or other record-keeping purposes. You will not need to bring the ticket to the event to gain admission, but you will need to sign in upon arrival.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, your information is editable on the Eventbrite site -OR- you can contact the conference registrar with any changes. Email to: conference@acfwcosprings.com

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. If you find you cannot attend the conference, you may designate someone else to attend in your place. Contact the registrar to arrange for ticket transfer. Email to: conference@acfwcosprings.com

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