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2020 NCW Webinar Series Playlist:
Northern Colorado Writers, Pikes Peak Writers and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers joined forces to create the Colorado Writers Collaborative. This joint venture hits YouTube September 1-30, 2020. Check out FREE video presentations from agents, editors, and authors on the craft, business, and life of writing as well as current hot topics all writers should pay attention to. You’ll learn from NYT bestselling authors like Rachel Howzell Hall, John Gilstrap, and Bob Mayer; editors like Tiffany Yates Martin and Anita Mumm; plus Colorado powerhouses like Margaret Mizushima, Stant Litore, and Stuart Horowitz. Over twenty-five contributors have volunteered their time and effort to provide the writing world with some education, inspiration, and motivation during this time of safer-at-home. Check out Colorado Writers Collaborative for free September 1-30, 2020 on YouTube!
When people hear “children’s book,” they usually think of picture books like Goodnight, Moon or Where the Wild Things Are. But there is so much more to explore! In this session, you’ll get a taste of everything from picture books to early readers, chapter books and books for middle grade readers. Through discussion and exercises, you just might discover your children's book writing sweet spot!
This workshop is presented as part of 2020 Fort Collins Book Fest.
Instructor Bio: Denise Vega is the award-winning author of seven books from toddler to teen, including If Your Monster Won't Go to Bed, a 2018 Crystal Kite Award winner and Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? (Colorado Book Award winner, Colorado Authors’ League Award, Américas Award Commended Title). Books for older readers include her middle school “blog” books: Click Here (to find out how i survived seventh grade) – a Colorado Book Award winner – and its sequel: Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages). Denise is on faculty for the Regis University MFA in Creative Writing, Lighthouse Writers Workshop and the Professional Creative Writing Program at University College, University of Denver. Denise lives in Denver with her family where she loves to hike, walk, read, and eat dark chocolate and French fries. Find out more at www.denisevega.com
Middle grade novels are all about heart, voice, character and answering the questions young readers are searching for. During this workshop, we will explore the essential elements surrounding and running through captivating middle grade stories including character arc, setting, plot turns, and voice to find the heart of the middle grade story audiences are searching for.
This event is presented as part of 2020 Fort Collins Book Fest.
Instructor Bio: Leah Henderson is the author of the middle grade novels The Magic in Changing Your Stars and One Shadow on the Wall, an Africana Children’s Book Award notable and a Bank Street Best Book, starred for outstanding merit. Her short story “Warning: Color May Fade” appears in the YA anthology Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America and her picture books include Mamie on the Mound, and the forthcoming titles Together We March and A Day for Rememberin’. Leah holds an MFA in Writing and is on faculty at Spalding University's graduate writing program. She currently calls Washington, D.C. home.
Join us for DimeStories, an open mic event where writers share their 3-minute stories – fact or fiction. These events will be held 2ND WEDNESDAY of the Month at The Forge Publick House, 255 Old Firehouse Alley, Fort Collins, CO. The Fort Collins Chapter event is hosted by Amanda Martinek.
Please bring and wear a mask while indoors and practice safe social distancing.
Writers can sign up to read for 3 minutes at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:00 PM. Authors of all experience levels are welcome to sign up and read. Friendly audience, appreciative of the writing work you do… Bring a friend, bring a story (okay to just listen).
DimeStories Fort Collins is affiliated with DimeStories International. Events are held each month in San Diego and Costa Mesa, Calif. and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
For more information about DimeStories, visit http://dimestories.org/
Often a writing style is confused with a writing voice. A writer's voice is as distinctive as their written signature. It's the writing ideas that come organically, it's their word choice, sentence structure and their personal worldview. In summary, it's how their personality shines through their writing. This craft seminar will help you discover and define your individual writing voice.
This workshop is presented as part of the 2020 Fort Collins Book Fest.
Instructor Bio: Traci L Jones was raised in Denver, Colorado. She has a BA in Psychology from Pomona College and a M.S. in Advertising University of Denver.
Her debut novel, Standing Against the Wind was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) in 2006 and won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award in 2007. FSG would also publish Finding My Place (2010) and Silhouetted by the Blue (2011). In 2018 she signed with Metamorphosis Literary Agency, to represent her manuscripts Dead Certain, A Blossom Within, and Vue.
As human beings we have undergone much historical, ancestral, and personal trauma. At times it can be difficult to process these traumas or soul wounds, but one way to cope and help make sense of these events is through art, writing, and words. Learning how to render your heart on the page is one of the most helpful skills one can possess because you’ll always have that as a means of processing joys, hurts, or all that comes in between.This workshop will offer writing prompts to help you open up, but also teach some writing techniques to find light and a sense of belonging and acceptance in ourselves and communities in hopes of coming out with a better understanding of the human condition in regards to loving others and self-love.
This workshops is presented as part of the 2020 Fort Collins Book Fest.
Instructor Bio: Tanaya Winder is an author, singer / songwriter, poet, motivational speaker and educator who comes from an intertribal lineage of Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné and Duckwater Shoshone Nations where she is an enrolled citizen. Her heritage also includes African American. Tanaya’s performances and talks emphasize the importance of “heartwork” – the life path one is meant to follow by using his/her/their gifts and passions. She blends storytelling, singing, and spoken word to teach about different expressions of love (self love, intimate love, social love, community love, and universal love). She is the Director of the University of Colorado Boulder's Upward Bound program; during her 10 years there she has served hundreds of Indigenous youth. She also co-founded Sing Our Rivers Red's MMIW earring exhibit. Tanaya believes everyone has a gift they’ve been placed on this earth to share. Her specialties include: youth & women empowerment, healing trauma through art, creative writing workshops, and mental wellness advocacy.
Join us at the Gulo Gulo Poetry Open-Mic
to recite your poetry and prose
in a non-competitive format
to a receptive audience.
On the 3rd Wednesday of every month,
from 7pm to close,
Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House
invites the great writers community of Fort Collins
— and beyond —
to share, connect, and grow in their literary fashion.
Each month there will be a rotating co-host
so leaders in the community
will encourage more of our community to lead!
You wrote it.
Now let’s hear it!
…and be constructive…
This event will be held in our Upstairs Event Hall, which regretfully is not handicapped accessible.
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