Join us monthly for our in-house Wolverine Book Club from 7-9pm.
Join us for an hour of writing! Space is limited, so please reserve your seat by RSVPing on Meetup.
Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, poem, or just plain work stuff, you’re invited to write it with us. No one will see what you’ve written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about writing, come and get some real writing done.
Side Porch Stories is starting up again in April at The Art Lab on Linden St. in Fort Collins. April 1! At 6-7:30 PM. And the theme is….”Fool Me Once.” (or whatever you choose but you must have a theme). Or just come and listen and give feedback. $10. No commitments. No RSVP’s. Just show up.
Poetry of Witness and Response
Nelson Mandela said, “Poetry cannot block a bullet or still a sjambok [whip], but it can bear witness to brutality—thereby cultivating a flower in a graveyard . . .” Throughout history, poets have felt a moral or ethical—or simply a personal—imperative to bear witness in their poetry to social and political acts of injustice. Such poetic witnessing has always been difficult and continues to be so today. What strategies can help us write passionate, powerful poems of response?
Evan Oakley is the Program Chair of the Department of English and Speech at Aims College. He has taught full-time at Aims since 1994. He teaches Composition, Communications and Humanities courses. He has served as Chair of the department since 2005. He is a recipient of the 2004 Faculty of the Year Award, the 2010-2011 Dean's Award, a Colorado Council of the Arts Award for Poetry. He has published in various journals and magazines, and is a 2016 HearStrong Champion recipient.
This event is free, but registration (see below) is required.
Nelson Mandela said, “Poetry cannot block a bullet or still a sjambok [whip], but it can bear witness to brutality—thereby cultivating a flower in a graveyard . . .” Throughout history, poets have felt a moral or ethical—or simply a personal—imperative to bear witness in their poetry to social and political acts of injustice. Such poetic witnessing has always been difficult and continues to be so today. What strategies can help us write passionate, powerful poems of response? Through select poems, guided discussion, and writing prompts the workshop will explore this question.
To register: click the link below to the Loveland Public Library event calendar:
or Call Rebecca Strein at (970) 962-2765 and be sure to leave a message with your name, email, phone, and if you need any special accommodations.
These workshops are limited to 42 attending due to the size of the room. They fill up and often have waiting lists, so register early to assure your seat.
We live in a time where writers have many publishing options. Gone are the days when the only feasible way to get your book into the hands of readers was to get it published through a traditional publisher. Now, with the rise of digital platforms, ebooks, and print on demand, those who are interested in self-publishing have many options. This class, taught by Kerrie Flanagan, is geared toward those who are leaning toward self publishing or those who have have already decided on this path but aren't sure the next steps to take. This class provides 17 steps to successful self-publishing and will explore the process of self-publishing, the different print on demand and ebook options, marketing tips, financial aspects, resources available, and pitfalls to avoid. You will leave with the knowledge needed to move forward with self-publishing.
Kerrie Flanagan is an author, writing consultant, presenter, and freelance writer with over 20 years’ experience in the publishing industry. She’s the author of The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing and creator of the Magazine Writing Blueprint. In addition, she has published twelve other books, including three series with a co-author, under the pen names C.K. Wiles and C.G. Harris, under their label Hot Chocolate Press, LLC . Her articles and essays have appeared in publications and anthologies including Writer's Digest, Alaska Magazine, The Writer, FamilyFun, and six Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She was the founder of Northern Colorado Writers and led the group for ten years, along with organizing the annual writing conference and retreat. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of authors through classes and individual consultations. Her background in teaching and enjoyment of helping writers has led her to present at writing conferences across the country and teach continuing studies classes through Stanford University. www.KerrieFlanagan.com.
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.
All workshops are free but require advance sign up.
Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
No experience necessary.
Poetry workshop on Poetry of Place
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
April 22 // 9am – 12pm
Open mic 5pm – 6pm
Poetry workshop on The Idea of Home
Montezuma Well National Monument
April 24 // 9am – 12pm
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Poetry workshop on Sacred Spaces
Walnut Canyon National Monument
April 25 // 1pm – 4pm
Poetry workshop on Landscape and Life:
The Interplay of Humans and their Environment
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
April 26 // 1pm – 4pm
Sign-up for a 4-hour intensive workshop on the topic of your choice.
Dream Author / taught by Sophie Hannah
Story Trumps Structure / taught by Steven James
Building Your Business as a Writer / taught by Jason Brick
The Ins and Outs of Editing / taught by Bonnie McKnight
15-minute agent/editor consults
In the past, attendees had 5 minutes to pitch their completed manuscripts. Having only a few short minutes to pitch a project to an agent or editor often proved incredibly stressful, plus, many attendees want to discuss other aspects of writing and publishing, so we came up with 15-minute consults. Pitch your finished manuscript, or talk about a project you've started, or ask about the publishing industry; you decide how to use your ten minutes! Each agent or editor will have a limited number of slots available. Attendees can sign up ahead of time (limit 2). If there are slots open as we near the conference, we'll open it up to allow attendees to purchase additional consults for $15 each. There will be a time keeper moderating the session, but it is extremely important that both the writers and the agent/editor are mindful of not going over the allotted time.
1-hour critique roundtables
Each roundtable will be limited to 10 participants.
30-minute consultations with a writing or editing expert
Writing Consultations with Rey Frey and Teresa Funke
Editing Consultations with Rachel Weaver
Coronavirus Update: The NCW Conference has been cancelled. All registrants will receive an email with more information.
The 15th Annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference is on the books for April 30-May 2, 2020. We're thrilled to announce that Sophie Hannah and Teresa Funke will be joining us as this year's keynote speakers. As always, we're bringing you a stellar faculty with expertise in craft, process, business, marketing and more. We're also expanding our schedule by half a day to bring you 4-hour master classes in addition to two full days of sessions and workshops that will get your creative juices flowing.
Things to look for at this year's conference:
= NCW Sponsored Events
= Community Events
= Annual NCW Conference
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