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    • July 01, 2020
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    • June 30, 2021
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    • ONLINE
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    To purchase access to all 10 of our recorded 2020 webinar series, please register here. Access ends June 30, 2021. 

    2020 NCW Webinar Series Playlist:

    • MM Wittle  - Flash Creative Non-Fiction
    • Bernadette Marie - Go With the Flow: Story Arc Mapping for the Recovering Pantser 
    • Steven Dunn - Form as Response to Doubt
    • Bonnie McKnight - Dos and Don'ts of Dialogue
    • Michelle Dotter - Getting and Giving Great Feedback
    • Jason Brick - It’s Not a Book, It’s a Business
    • Kristin Owens - Seven Drafts to a Finished Novel 
    • Cynthia Swanson - The Multi-POV Novel
    • Thea Rademacher - Writing, Publishing, and the Law
    • Leslie Vedder - World Building in Genre Fiction
    Details for the 2021 NCW Webinar Series will be out in the coming months. Thanks for watching! 
    • September 01, 2020
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    • September 30, 2020
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    • YouTube

    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!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4EqMzuIe-EnG-BUj3LBSQ/videos

    • October 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (MDT)
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    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

    • October 10, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (MDT)
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    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.

    • October 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)
    • The Forge Publick House 255 Old Firehouse Alley, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

    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/

    • October 16, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (MDT)
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    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.

    In 2016, Jones joined the Mile Hi MFA in Creative Writing program at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, where she teaches young adult fiction. In the summer of 2020 she will join Lighthouse Writers Workshop as a YA instructor.
    • October 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (MDT)
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    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.

    • October 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Wolverine Farm, 316 Willow St, Fort Collins, CO 80524

    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…

     

    Accessibility:

    This event will be held in our Upstairs Event Hall, which regretfully is not handicapped accessible.


    • November 11, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MST)
    • The Forge Publick House 255 Old Firehouse Alley, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

    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/

    • November 18, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MST)
    • Wolverine Farm, 316 Willow St, Fort Collins, CO 80524

    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…

     

    Accessibility:

    This event will be held in our Upstairs Event Hall, which regretfully is not handicapped accessible.


    • December 09, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MST)
    • The Forge Publick House 255 Old Firehouse Alley, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

    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/

    • December 16, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MST)
    • Wolverine Farm, 316 Willow St, Fort Collins, CO 80524

    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…

     

    Accessibility:

    This event will be held in our Upstairs Event Hall, which regretfully is not handicapped accessible.


Past events

September 19, 2020 Kindle Direct Publishing
September 16, 2020 Gulo Gulo Poetry Open Mic
September 09, 2020 DimeStories (3 Min Story Open Mic)
September 08, 2020 The Three Step Formula for Building an Author Platform
September 07, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
September 03, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
September 03, 2020 Online Event: Shut Up & Write!
September 02, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 31, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 27, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 27, 2020 Online Event: Shut Up & Write!
August 26, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 24, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 20, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 19, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 19, 2020 Gulo Gulo Poetry Open Mic
August 17, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 13, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 13, 2020 Online Event: Shut Up & Write!
August 12, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 12, 2020 DimeStories (3 Min Story Open Mic)
August 10, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 06, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 06, 2020 Online Event: Shut Up & Write!
August 05, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
August 03, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 30, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 30, 2020 Online Event: Shut Up & Write!
July 29, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 27, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 23, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 23, 2020 Online Event: Shut Up & Write!
July 22, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 20, 2020 NoCo Writers Read
July 20, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 17, 2020 NCW Anthology Brainstorm & Critique Workshop
July 16, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 16, 2020 Online Event: Shut Up & Write!
July 15, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 14, 2020 Writing 101 with Grant Blackwood
July 13, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 09, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 09, 2020 Online Event: Shut Up & Write!
July 08, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 08, 2020 DimeStories (3 Min Story Open Mic)
July 08, 2020 How to Build and Maintain Your Author Website: No Coding Required!
July 06, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 02, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
July 02, 2020 Online Event: Shut Up & Write!
July 01, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
June 29, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
June 25, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
June 25, 2020 Online Event: Shut Up & Write!
June 23, 2020 Book Brush Demonstration - Free!
April 26, 2020 Landscape and Life: Poetry Workshop
April 25, 2020 Sacred Spaces: Poetry Workshop
April 24, 2020 The Idea of Home: Poetry Workshop
April 22, 2020 Poetry of Place: Workshop
April 15, 2020 Gulo Gulo Poetry Open Mic
April 07, 2020 NCW Webinar Series
April 07, 2020 Individual Webinar Registration
April 04, 2020 You Want to Self-Publish, Now What?
April 04, 2020 Poetry of Witness and Response: Workshop
April 03, 2020 Poetry of Witness and Response: Reading by Evan Oakley
April 01, 2020 Side Porch Stories
March 31, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 31, 2020 Wolverine Book Club
March 30, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 29, 2020 A Story with Cori--Writer in Residence Reading
March 28, 2020 Applying Film Techniques to Writing
March 26, 2020 MFA Readings at CSU
March 25, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 24, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 23, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 18, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 17, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 16, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 15, 2020 Writer in Residency Workshop: Language as a Found Object w/Cori Storb
March 13, 2020 "Writing Your Life Story" Writing Retreat
March 12, 2020 Susan B. Anthony’s Dream: If Thee Must, Thee Must
March 12, 2020 Networking Night Out (CANCELLED)
March 11, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 11, 2020 DimeStories at the Forge
March 10, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 09, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 04, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 04, 2020 UNC Writers’ Conference Reading: Veronica Patterson
March 03, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 03, 2020 UNC Writers' Conference Reading: Camille T. Dungy
March 02, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
March 02, 2020 Rosenberry Writers Conference
February 28, 2020 Bees, the Universe, & Aspects of Love: poetry reading
February 27, 2020 Poemfest: A Gathering of Poets from Colorado and New Mexico
February 26, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 25, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 24, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 21, 2020 Chrysta Bairre's Beautiful Badass book launch
February 19, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 18, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 17, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 16, 2020 Dorothy Walters & Friends Poetry Reading
February 15, 2020 Writing Romance with the Door Closed
February 15, 2020 Poetry of Memory & Child by Jodie Hollander
February 13, 2020 Prageeta Sharma: a poetry reading
February 13, 2020 Love and the Erotic
February 13, 2020 The Red Shawl Poetry Reading
February 12, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 12, 2020 DimeStories at the Forge
February 11, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 10, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 08, 2020 Poetry of Place by Jodie Hollander / Lighthouse Writers Workshop
February 05, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 04, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 03, 2020 The Bard's Confession: Sounds of Healing
February 03, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
February 01, 2020 First Saturday Poetry Series with Dan Bogen and Vicki Mandell-King
February 01, 2020 Encounter the Poetry of Ross Gary
January 31, 2020 Mad Blood presents Amy Wray Irish and Maria Berardi
January 25, 2020 Book Signing with Linnea Tanner
January 25, 2020 Prose Poetry with Veronica Patterson, Loveland's Poet Laureate
January 24, 2020 "Starting to Write" Writing Retreat
January 19, 2020 A Poetry Workshop with Jodie Hollander
January 17, 2020 WORDS Poetry Open Mic
January 13, 2020 Shut Up and Write
December 18, 2019 Dime Stories
December 15, 2019 "On Winter's Margin" Poetry at the Loveland Museum
December 14, 2019 JAX Local Author's Day in Cheyenne
December 11, 2019 Poetry in the Museum: Jodie Hollander, “Capturing Feeling Through Sound: Why Music Matters in Poetry”
December 08, 2019 Writers Collective @ Wolverine Farm
December 07, 2019 Goal Setting for Writers
December 05, 2019 CSU MFA Readings | Geneava McCarthy, Evan Senie
December 04, 2019 Side Porch Stories
November 16, 2019 When Art Ignites Words: an ekphrastic workshop
November 15, 2019 Margaret Mizushima release party
November 14, 2019 Veronica Patterson Poet Laureate reading
November 13, 2019 Dime Stories
November 13, 2019 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 12, 2019 Eoin Colfer at Harmony Library
November 10, 2019 Writers Collective @ Wolverine Farm
November 09, 2019 Marketing 101 for Writers
November 08, 2019 NCW Anthology Launch Party / Holiday Celebration
November 07, 2019 The Writers Harvest: Ramona Ausubel and Darcie Dennigan CSU Creative Writing Reading Series
November 06, 2019 Side Porch Stories
October 26, 2019 How To Craft A Compelling Memoir
October 20, 2019 FROM SLUMP TO HABIT TO CRAVING: Building and Sustaining Your Writing Practice—a 2-session webinar with Marj Hahne
October 18, 2019 FoCo Bookfest
October 13, 2019 Writers Collective @ Wolverine Farm
October 10, 2019 Brian Turner | CSU Creative Writing Reading Series
October 10, 2019 Poetry Reading | Lisa Zimmerman and George Kalamaras
October 06, 2019 WRITE TO RIGHT: How to Edit Yourself—a 2-session webinar with Marj Hahne
October 03, 2019 Teresa R. Funke Book Launch Event
October 02, 2019 Side Porch Stories
August 24, 2019 Freelancing 101

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