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Northern Colorado Writers
2580 East Harmony Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80528
(575) 430-7543 (Director's phone number, Mon-Fri)
Amy Rivers, NCW Director
Amy Rivers was born and raised in southern New Mexico where her family ran an office supply store and her parents performed folk music. As part of a big Hispanic family, there were never a shortage of cousins to play with and she cultivated a love of all things spicy. In 2014, she moved to Boulder, CO with her husband and two children. Amy has spent the last five years writing full-time and relishing the joys of motherhood. She has been an active member of NCW since 2015.
She received a BA from Central Washington University. After graduation, she worked at the Seattle Passport Agency and then for an Internet marketing company, which she bought and ran for over 10 years. After moving back to her hometown in New Mexico, Amy was the Director for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners of Otero & Lincoln County. During that time, she pursued a Master’s degree and served on various boards including the Friends of the Alamogordo Public Library where she planned literary and cultural events. Her graduate work focused on politics, psychology and forensic criminology, topics she loves to incorporate into her personal essays and novels.
Amy has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses, Novelty Bride Magazine, and Splice Today, as well as several anthologies. She is the author of Wallflower Blooming and Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters. Her third novel, All the Broken People, will be released in March 2019. A piece she wrote on her experiences as a visually-impaired single mother will appear in an anthology in the fall. Also visit her at her website.
April Moore, 2019 NCW Conference Director
April Moore is former Director of Northern Colorado Writers, the author of two books, and a freelance editor. Her first book, Folsom's 93, is a historical nonfiction about the lives and crimes of Folsom Prison's executed men and her second, is Bobbing for Watermelons, a novel. She has written for publications and her short stories have appeared in anthologies. April is also a freelance illustrator and often collaborates with other authors on projects.
Prior to becoming director in January 2016, April became a member of NCW in 2009, joined the NCW Conference Creative Team in 2011, and handled coordination for the association's annual Top of the Mountain Book Award. She teaches workshops and classes for NCW and is available to speak on a variety of writing topics. She is now Conference Director for the 2019 Northern Colorado Writers Conference.
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History of Northern Colorado Writers
Northern Colorado Writers is the brainchild of Fort Collins freelance writer and book author Kerrie Flanagan. It began in 2006. Kerrie discovered a strong writing community in Northern Colorado, but there wasn't anything bringing these writers together. With the help of best-selling children's author Debbie Dadey, the first Northern Colorado Writers Conference (NCWC) was held in March of 2006 at the Armstrong Hotel in downtown Fort Collins with LeAnn Thieman as the keynote speaker. Click here to learn more about the annual conference. April Moore, author and longtime NCW member, was owner and director from January 2016 to February 2019.
Through newsletters, meetings, retreats, classes, and the annual conference, NCW helps provide members with the tools, resources, support, and encouragement for a successful writing life.
Northern Colorado Writers is now under the direction of Amy Rivers, author and longtime member of NCW, who plans to continue building upon the solid foundation Kerrie and April have built for writers of all levels and genres.