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    • July 01, 2020
    • (MDT)
    • June 30, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 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! 
    • November 30, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (MST)
    • Zoom

    Exactly what it says on the tin. These daily morning write-ins are hosted by NCW to help you reach your writing goals this November!

    For evening write-ins and a comprehensive list of events, please make sure to sign up at www.nanowrimo.org and join the Fort Collins Region.

    Time: 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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    • December 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (MST)
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    Register for this free event!

    So you’ve written a book. That’s awesome! Now what? If you’re here, I’m assuming you want to publish it, and you might want to make some money in the process. That means that you’re not just a writer; you’re a business owner. And business owners need business plans. 

    You might think, “Why do I need a plan? Can’t I just put it out there? If you write it, they will come?” The short answer is no. The long answer is no, too.

    Publishing is an exceptionally competitive industry, whether you go the traditional route or whether you opt for self-publishing. On the traditional end, agents and editors only accept a tiny percentage of manuscripts for which they receive pitches. And on the self-publishing end, hundreds, if not thousands, of books are released every day. Getting attention for a single title is hard.

    The good news is, this isn’t the lottery. You can actually improve your odds of success in the publishing world. But you’re going to have to do a lot of work, and you’re going to have to change your mindset. You’re not just a writer; you’re a business owner. In essence, you run a publishing company. And to get your publishing business off the ground, you need a solid plan.

    Danica Winters, Melanie Calahan, and Clare Wood, the business, marketing, and editorial directors of Self Publishing Services LLC are coming to us with a free webinar to explain what a business plan is, why authors need one, and how they should go about it. 



    • 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.


    • April 27, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • May 02, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • 444
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    We're so excited to announce Jayne Allen and Teresa Funke for our keynotes at the 2021 NCW Conference! 

    The NCW Conference caters to a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting. This year, we’ve adopted a hybrid model in response to the current pandemic conditions. Our online conference will feature a wide array of sessions, presented via Zoom and with state-of-the-art interactivity and networking tools by Whova. The in-person component will include hands-on workshopping with top-notch author presenters and industry professionals.

    Virtual Conference: April 27 - May 2 

    Conference Agenda

    All attendees, virtual or in-person, will have the opportunity to pitch to agents, participate in critique sessions, and network with their peers. Virtual conference sessions will be recorded and available to conference attendees for 6 months after the conference closes. 

    Online Conference Bookstore presented by Old Firehouse Books. 

    Networking and exhibitor fair powered by Whova. Attendees will have access to conference information and interactive programming from April 24-May 2. Access all presenter and session info, plan your agenda, and enter Zoom courses all in one convenient location. Download the app today! 

Past events

November 27, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 25, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 24, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 23, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 20, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 19, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 18, 2020 Gulo Gulo Poetry Open Mic
November 18, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 17, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 16, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 13, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 12, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 11, 2020 DimeStories (3 Min Story Open Mic)
November 11, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 10, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 09, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 06, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 05, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 04, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 03, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
November 02, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
October 21, 2020 Gulo Gulo Poetry Open Mic
October 17, 2020 Writing to Heal
October 16, 2020 Beyond Grammar - Finding your Unique Writing Voice
October 14, 2020 DimeStories (3 Min Story Open Mic)
October 10, 2020 All About the Middle: Writing for the Middle Grade Audience
October 09, 2020 Kid in a Candy Store: Finding Your Sweet Spot in Children's Books
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!
September 01, 2020 2020 Colorado Writers Collaborative Conference
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 UNC Writers’ Conference Reading: Veronica Patterson
March 04, 2020 Shut Up & Write!
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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