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 opens January 9. 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 December's posts:

Eleanor Shelton -- Writing Inspiration Comes From the Pigskin

Laura Mahal -- We Are Us and They are We

Jerry Eckert Scholarship

jerry eckertWe are now open to submissions for the 2019 Jerry Eckert Scholarship
The scholarship, honoring the life and legacy of longtime NCW member, Jerry Eckert, makes it possible for a fellow writer to attend the 2019 14th Annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference. Just as in previous years, the Eckert family will determine who receives the scholarship based on an essay of 500 words or fewer describing how the applicant is using writing to make a difference in their community. Visit the scholarship page on the website for more information (note new deadline)!

Hot off the Press

Desert of the Damned 2Supernatural loner and wanderer, Sage Smith, returns in Desert of the Damned, the second thrilling installment of K. F. Baugh's Sage of Sevens Series. When Sage awakens in a remote canyon of New Mexico after a flash flood, injured and alone, she can’t remember how she got there. Tween cousins Maddie and Orion Thompson rescue and bring her to the home of Noreen Hano, elder of the nearby Native American Pueblo, to recuperate. Sage's head injury continues to plague her and soon she finds herself losing consciousness more frequently, often waking up in the company of the mysterious Puebloan Water Feather. He hints that Sage has abilities far beyond anything she can imagine. He challenges her to grow her gifts, warning that another supernatural being threatens the very existence of the Pueblo where Noreen and her family live. Desert of the Damned is available on Amazon. See more member books in our library.

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Upcoming Events

19 Dec 2018
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Writing Through Tough Times
19 Dec 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Shut Up & Write!
25 Dec 2018
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday Morning Member Coffee
04 Jan 2019
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Bean Cycle Poetry Slam