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    • October 16, 2021
    • November 13, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
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    Northern Colorado Writers is excited to offer our second annual webinar series. Join us each Saturday as a variety of instructors teach a variety of topics covering marketing, outlining and so much more. Here is a list of the instructors and the sessions they will teach:

    • October 16th – Science Writing That Doesn't Hurt Your Reader
    • October 23rd – Exploring Nonfiction in the Children's Publishing Industry
    • October 30th – Outlining Using Sequences
    • November 6th – Where Do You Hang Your Hammock? Peace of Mind for Writers
    • November 13th – Personal Branding and the Three Pillars of Successful Book Marketing


    • October 20, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online

    Learn what defines good historical fiction and how this genre fits into current adult and youth markets. We’ll cover how to conduct research and organize your drafts: how to create believable characters; how to write dialogue that fits your time period; how to avoid common pitfalls like “info dumps”: how to stick to the facts without stifling the story; and much more.

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcu2vqD4qH9Sx_fCD5H9b8ehSpePkeucs


    Teresa Funke was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She now lives in Colorado where she is the owner of Teresa Funke & Company, Victory House Press, and Bursts of Brilliance(r). She is the author of seven novels for adults and children about World War II, including "Remember Wake," "Dancing in Combat Boots," "Doing My Part," "The No-No Boys," "V for Victory," "Wave Me Good-bye," and "War on a Sunday Morning." Her newest book, "Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life," is based on her long-running popular blog of the same name. Her book, "V for Victory" is now also available in Spanish.

    Her short stories, articles, and essays have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. Two of her essays were listed as Notable Essays by the prestigious "Best American Essays" series.

    Teresa is a sought-after speaker, presenter, and consultant. She performs a one-woman show based on "Dancing in Combat Boots" and works with several non-profits to promote the arts, literacy, and history education.

    • October 20, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online

    Birds are mythical, metaphorical, and in the yard. We are often in the presence of birds—and other creatures—in predawn hours, along a sidewalk or trail, on a lake as they migrate in spring or fall. Many beings both companion our lives and act as indicator species for what’s happening in our environment. How can writing about the creatures around us help our poetry take flight? In this workshop we will read selected poems in which birds and other animals play a part, from black-capped chickadees and magpies to foxes, rabbits, and toads. And then we'll write. Your writing can take you in any direction.


    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kd-muqTMiGtBMbh8rnUhio0_F0bcGNMQ1 

    Veronica Patterson’s poetry collections include How to Make a Terrarium (Cleveland State University); Swan, What Shores? (NYU Press Poetry Prize), Thresh & Hold (Gell Poetry Prize), & it had rained (CW Books, 2013), Sudden White Fan (Cherry Grove, 2018), and two chapbooks. She teaches creative writing for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and lives in Loveland, Colorado. She is currently Loveland's first Poet Laureate.


    • October 21, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online

    In Screenwriting 101, you’ll learn all the basics of to get you started on your screenwriting  journey. We will cover hot topics including formatting, dialogue, the biggest differences between  novels and screenplays and how the screenwriting industry really works. This is a workshop you  do not want to miss!

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuf-iopjgoG9yLpQ2-dMhQvn4WrmlaugYn


    Whitney Davis is the CEO of Whitney Davis Literary, a boutique literary management firm for  novelists and screenwriters. After receiving her BA in Literature and Creative Writing, she  moved to Los Angeles where she started out as a TV writer, getting signed to the William Morris  Agency at the age of 26. During the writers strike, Whitney began her career as a freelance script  consultant and developmental story editor for aspiring screenwriters and novelists. Over the past  eight years, Whitney has worked with award winning novelists and screenwriters. In 2015, after being nudged by many of her existing clients, Whitney started her own literary management firm and is actively building her client list. Her areas of interest include: Thrillers,  Suspense, Mysteries, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Mainstream & Realistic Fiction, and Drama  (Screen, Television). She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Dallas.

    • October 22, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online

    Cross the crime scene tape and join author Kathleen Donnelly to explore the world of mystery writing. Learn more about the genre and develop the ability to create memorable characters, plots, red herrings and solve fictional crimes.

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqf-6rrjwqGNeuieJ2eQN5NNCJN3qxCQIm


    Award-winning author, Kathleen Donnelly, is a handler for a private narcotics K-9 detection company and enjoys using her experiences to craft realism into her fictional stories. Her K-9 romantic suspense, CHASING JUSTICE, will be released in June by Carina Press. Visit Kathleen on her website at www.kathleendonnelly.com

    • October 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • In Person!

    Prose Readers:

    Monterey Buchanan

    Holly Collingwood

    Laura Mahal


    Poetry Readers:

    Melissa Huff

    Amy Irish

    Kari Redmond

    Erin Robertson


Past events

October 16, 2021 Chiaroscuro Book Lauch
October 15, 2021 Save the Cat Prepares for NaNoWriMo
October 09, 2021 Telling Your Story Through Poetry with Jodie Hollander
October 08, 2021 Save the Cat Prepares for NaNoWriMo
October 03, 2021 2021 NCW Fall Writing Retreat
October 02, 2021 SEE-THROUGH with the CSU Art Department and Creative Writing Program
October 01, 2021 Save the Cat Prepares for NaNoWriMo
September 30, 2021 A Night with Walt Whitman
September 25, 2021 Nature Poetry with Jodie Hollander
September 24, 2021 Free-Write with Michelle Bowdler
September 13, 2021 AM Global Poetry Event
September 11, 2021 On Writing Book Study and Workshop
September 11, 2021 2021 Virtual Columbine Poets Fest
September 07, 2021 Marketing Your Book with Book Brush
September 04, 2021 NCW in the Park
September 02, 2021 Ziggies Poetry Reading & Open Mic
August 25, 2021 Professional Author Headshots
August 21, 2021 Poetry on the Patio
August 21, 2021 As We Carry On: Using Words to Explore Your Grief with a Compassionate Lens
August 15, 2021 Poetry and Classical Music
August 07, 2021 How to Create an Effective Digital Footprint to Market Your Book
August 07, 2021 Poetry Writing Workshop - Live at the Loveland Public Library
August 07, 2021 Poetry in The Gardens: Poetry of Place
August 06, 2021 Poetry Reading - Live at the Loveland Public Library
July 31, 2021 Creative Awakenings Half-day Workshop
July 24, 2021 Poetry: Memory and Childhood Workshop
July 12, 2021 A Night with Neruda
July 10, 2021 Youth Writing Series
June 28, 2021 Carrie Vaughn and Marjorie Liu in Conversation! Old Firehouse Books
June 27, 2021 Story Cruise at the Muse
June 19, 2021 Researching Your Next Book and How to Use Your Discoveries to Your Best Advantage in Fiction and Nonfiction
May 22, 2021 Character Development in Fiction
April 30, 2021 NCW Conference Keynotes (Keynote Access ONLY)
April 27, 2021 2021 Northern Colorado Writers Conference
April 03, 2021 NCW Conference Info Session
March 31, 2021 NCW Conference Info Session
March 28, 2021 Story Cruise at the Muse
March 20, 2021 The Perennial Prose Poem
March 19, 2021 NCW Conference Info Session
March 13, 2021 NCW Conference Info Session
February 20, 2021 POV: Who Shot the Sheriff?
January 16, 2021 Goal Setting Workshop
December 16, 2020 Gulo Gulo Poetry Open Mic
December 09, 2020 DimeStories (3 Min Story Open Mic)
December 08, 2020 What's Your Business Plan?
November 30, 2020 NaNoWriMo Write-In
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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