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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2019 NCW Conference, May 3-4

2019 cover smallThe Muse Cruise: Let Your Writing Set Sail! Does your writing have you feeling lost at sea? Or maybe you're still stuck at port, unsure of how to embark on your next literary adventure. Let the crew of the 2019 14th Annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference fill your itinerary with the classes, workshops, and activities that will set your course toward publication. No passport or cruise wear required, just the desire to give your writing first-class treatment. Location: Fort Collins Marriott. Travel Dates: May 3-4, 2019.  Registration is now open! Click here for all the details!

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 February's posts:

Eleanor Shelton: We Are Real Writers

Laura Mahal -- Your My Won, True Love


Director's Note

shutterstock 1251197065Hello fellow NCW writers! I look forward to reconnecting with those of you I’ve met over the years and to getting to know the rest of you better as we move forward. You’ll find more information about me on the About NCW page and I invite you to reach out via email at northerncoloradowriters@gmail.com with your thoughts and feedback. My door is always open!

- Amy Rivers, Director

Classes & Workshops

writing mistakesCommon Writing Mistakes and How to Spot Them ~ March 2 (NEW DATE!) from 10:00 - 1:00. You know the difference between they're, there, and their, but what about between allude, elude, and ilude? When should you use single quotation marks? Is it a "much needed" or a "much-needed" addition? Taught by a professional editor, this class will take you through the most common grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes writers make. REGISTER

Market News

Writers and MoneyAround the 15th of the month, we'll compile a comprehensive list (8-10 pages) of writing contests, calls for submissions, residencies/fellowships, and small presses that will be available as a $3 download. Let us do the exhaustive search for the right publication for that perfect essay, short story, or poem. We'll also make sure the listings are paying markets so you get paid for your work. Get February's Market News now!

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Upcoming Events

20 Feb 2019
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Shut Up & Write!
23 Feb 2019
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Common Writing Mistakes and How to Fix Them
23 Feb 2019
11:00AM -
Teen Letter Writing for InCoWriMo
24 Feb 2019
02:00PM - 03:00PM
A Circus of Short Stories by Mark Mayer