About Us

About Us

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. 


Kerrie Flanagan Director

5377Kerrie4x5BW72Kerrie Flanagan is the Director of Northern Colorado Writers and a freelance writer. Over the past decade she has published 130+ articles in national and regional publications and has been a frequent contributor at WOW! Women on Writing. She enjoyed two years as a contributing editor for Journey magazine, worked in PR for the Fort Collins CVB and for various authors and started The Writing Bug blog. Six of her stories have been published in various Chicken Soup For The Soul books, she had an article in the 2011 Guide to Literary Agents and articles in the 2012, 2013 and the 2014 Writer's Markets. She is also the author of the children's book, Cornelius Comma Saves  the Day and her newest book, Planes, Trains and Chuck & Eddie was released in December 2013. 

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History of NCW

Kerrie_Flanagan_and_Debbie_Dadey_at_the_2006_NCWC_SmallNorthern Colorado Writers is the brainchild of Fort Collins freelance writer Kerrie Flanagan. It all began in 2006. She found there was a strong writing community in Northern Colorado, but there wasn't anything bringing these writers together. With the help of best-selling children's author Debbie Dadey , the first Northern Colorado Writers Conference (NCWC) was held in March of 2006 at the Armstrong Hotel with LeAnn Thieman as the keynote speaker.

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