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!
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Classes & Workshops

young writer grade 3 5We're happy to announce three Youth Writing Workshops! Most writers will tell you, their love for writing began at an early age. We believe it's extremely important to foster and support a young writer's budding creativity so that they not only become skilled and talented writers, but lifelong readers as well. Check out these three, 3-hour workshops:

Grades 3-5: Epistolary Writing (canceled)

Grades 6-8: 3 Hours, 1 Story

Grades 9-12: Fiction Writing Workshop

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 posts from the month of April:

Ronda Simmons -- NCW Moving to New Location

Laura Mahal -- Liverwurst and Gingersnaps

Eleanor Shelton -- Rabid Raccoons . . . Exit Stage Left

Ronda Simmons -- Turn Up the Heat

David Sharp -- The Stories We Don't tell

Conference Master Classes

workshop class photoDid you know you can sign up for just a 2-hour Master Class at the 2018 NCW Conference? If you can't attend the full conference, this is a great opportunity to still join in. Choose from three amazing sessions, each led by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Query Letter Bootcamp; Delivering Your Own Baby: Self-Publishing; and Good Dialogue Made Easy. You can also attend the Agent-Editor Panel Luncheon and hear the latest in the publishing industry. Learn more.

Introducing NCW Tip Sheets

Learn tilesAre you new to writing? Want to learn how to query an agent? Or how to write a book proposal? We're working on all of these, but for now, you can download our 7-page tip sheet So, You Want to be a Writer? that will introduce you to the publishing industry or Advanced Twitter for Writers. We'll be adding more tip sheets, so keep checking back. 

Hot off the Press

The One Man Should DieDon't Let Them Take You Alive! In this historical novel set in third century Europe, Alemannic chieftain Berand has lost the woman he loves. Through courage and skill he perseveres, leading his fellow warriors into battles that challenge the existence of two empires. But one of those is the powerful Roman Empire governed by a ruthless, cunning emperor. Berand discovers courage and leadership do not guarantee survival over brute might - or the implacable revenge of a blood feud. That One Man Should Die, by SM Glover, is available on Amazon. See more member books in our library.

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Upcoming Events

04 May 2018
08:00AM - 05:00PM
13th Annual NCW Conference
04 May 2018
08:00AM - 05:00PM
13th Annual NCW Conference
10 May 2018
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Rekindle the Classics: The Master and Margarita
12 May 2018
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Grades 6-8 Youth Writing Workshop: 3 Hours, 1 Story
12 May 2018
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Jaydine Rendall Book Signing
12 May 2018
01:30PM - 04:30PM
Grades 9-12 Youth Fiction Writing Workshop
13 May 2018
01:30PM - 04:00PM
The Writer Collective
14 May 2018
08:30AM - 12:30PM
NCW Write In