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 new and established writers navigate their way to success.

Northern Colorado Writers Conference

  • 2014 Conference
  • 2014 Schedule
  • 2014 Faculty
  • Agent Roundables
  • Location and Lodging
  • 2014 Session Descriptions
  • 2014 Conference Registration

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Conference Registration now closed. Save the date for the 2015 conference, March 27-28.

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ToddMitchell NorthernColoradoWritersConference2013The 2014 Northern Colorado Writers Conference two full days of sessions, rountables, meals and networking. The events kicks off Friday morning at 10:30 with three 2-hour sessions to pick from. Sessions end at 5:30 where we then move into our cocktail hour, dinner, Keynote Speech by Chuck Sambuchino. Then Saturday is jam-packed with sessions, roundtables and lots of great learning and connecting with other writers. 

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ChuckSambuchinoNCW is thrilled to have Chuck Sambuchino back as the 2014 Keynote Speaker. Chuck is an editor for Writer’s Digest Books, a bestselling humor book writer, and a freelance editor. He works for Writer’s Digest Books and edits the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS as well as the CHILDREN’S WRITER’S & ILLUSTRATOR’S MARKET. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog is one of the biggest blogs in publishing, and he also blogs for WriterUnboxed.com.



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This if for those writers who have a COMPLETED FICTION manuscript or a COMPLETE PROPOSAL for Nonfiction 

Back by popular demand. Each Literary Agent will participate in two, one-hour roundtable sessions on Friday afternoon. During each of these sessions there will be 7 writers at each table. Each writer will read aloud the first page of his/her manuscript. Everyone at the table will have a copy in front of them as well. After the writer is

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The Conference takes place at the wonderful Fort Collins Hilton. Dedicate the whole conference weekend to yourself and your writing and book a room at the Hilton. This will allow you stay totally immersed in the world of writing and keep your thoughts focused on your craft. 

CLICK HERE for special lodging rates for conference attendees.

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2 Hour Sessions *NEW*

Dialogue Dos and Don'ts: How Your Characters Should Talk
Instructor: Teresa Funke
In this popular workshop, Teresa will teach you how to develop an ear for dialogue, with special emphasis on using dialogue to reveal character and propel your story forward. Through listening and writing exercises, you'll learn how to "hear" when your dialogue is working and when it isn't. We'll also discuss pacing, tag lines, dialect and accents, humor, and most importantly, how to tighten your exchanges so every word counts.

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All discounts (early bird, NCW Membership...) 
applied during registration process. 

Price includes:
Lunch & Dinner on Friday
Lunch and afternoon coffee & Dessert on Saturday
Free copy of Chuck Sambuchino's book: How to Survive a Gnome Attack
Free PreConference Workshop on March 15
Chance to win registration fee to Rocky Mtn. Fiction Writers Gold Conference
20 minute free consultation with NCW Director Kerrie Flanagan

Early Bird Rates through Feb. 28 Regular Rates starting March 1
NCW Members: $345
Nonmembers: $395
Join/Renew NCW & Conference: $430
Friday or Saturday only: $295
NCW Members: $395
Nonmembers: $445
Join/Renew NCW & Conference: $480
Friday or Saturday only: $295



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A big thanks to Johnson's Corner for sponsoring students from Roosevelt High School and Polaris Expeditionary Learning School to attend the conference.

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2013 Conference Comments

"This was my first writer's conference & I loved it."

"I am so happy that I attended the conference. What a wonderful experience it was. I can't wait to attend next years conference."

"SO completely worth the investment!!"

"This was a well-planned and well-coordinated conference, overflowing with encouragement and inspiration."