Welcome to Northern Colorado Writers!

Since 2007, Northern Colorado Writers has provided support and encouragement to writers of all levels and genres in Northern Colorado and beyond. Through monthly meetings, classes, networking & social events, the annual conference, the monthly newsletter and annual retreat, NCW helps writers navigate their way to success. 

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2018 NCW Conference

2018poster8.5x11Though this writing be madness, there is method in it. ‘Tis high time you join us for the 13th annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference, May 4 & 5, 2018. Bid good riddance to incertitude as you learn from industry professionals, hob nob with agents and editors, and break the ice with other writers in one fell swoop. A full slate of classes and workshops will help ensure your writing is not tedious as a twice-told tale. As good luck would have it, bestselling authors Peter Heller and Jim Davidson will be on hand to inspire scribes of all levels and genres. To thine own self be true! Registration opens January 2. For more information, visit our Conference Page

In the Community

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Thanks to our members, we raised $200 which will feed 20 people on Thanksgiving Day! We also donated four bags of gloves, hats, scarves, jackets, and other winter gear for their Warm Wishes Scarf Project that continues through Feb/Mar. Thank you to everyone who donated! It is greatly appreciated and it certainly makes a huge difference in the lives of many. If you wish to donate, please email April at april@northerncoloradowriters.com. If you'd like to learn more about FoCo Cafe and how you can volunteer, please visit their website. (And don't forget, Colorado Gives Day is December 5 !)

The Writing Bug

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Every Wednesday,The Writing Bug brings unique views and insights into the world of writing and publishing straight to you. Written by NCW members, the blog began in 2008 as a way to connect with both authors and readers to share literary news and musings.

Check out November's posts:

John Garvey -- Uncommon Virtue: Steinbeck, Jobs, Watson & Crick

April Moore -- Top Ten Highlights from the 10th Annual NCW Retreat

Ronda Simmons -- Fearless Writing: Not Just Good Advice

NCW NaNoWriMo Derby

NaNoWriMoNovember is National Novel Writing Month and we want to cheer you on as you embark on this writing challenge! We have 20 participants in our first-ever NaNoWriMo Derby who will be facing some friendly competition on their way to 50K words. Every week, we’ll post participants’ word counts, along with helpful tips and advice on making it through this marathon of words. There will be weekly winners and prizes, with a grand prize of a 1-year membership, a $25 gift card to a bookstore of their choice, and bragging rights of being NCW’s NaNoWriMo Derby winner! Open to NCW members only. To keep up with their progress, visit our Derby page. WEEK THREE WINNER: LINDA HENK!

Hot off the Press

WrenWren’s gleeful mood at becoming lead in the summer musical crashes with the news of her mother’s diagnosis of advanced-stage Breast Cancer. While her mother focuses on healing, Wren is sent to spend the summer with her grandparents in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Without cell phone reception and internet access, Wren feels detached from those back home. Chiggers bite. Spiders lurk. An owl calls outside of Wren’s window. Sometimes Wren gets scared. Yet, even bleak sorrow and loss are no match for family, friendship, and laughter. Wren, by Alice Longaker is available on Amazon. See more member books in our library.

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Upcoming Events

25 Nov 2017
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Holiday Open House, Woody's Newsstand
28 Nov 2017
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday Morning Member Coffee
07 Dec 2017
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Thursday (Virtual) Evening Meeting
10 Dec 2017
01:30PM - 04:00PM
The Writer Collective
11 Dec 2017
08:30AM - 12:30PM
NCW Write In