Join Milt Mays for Local Author Day on December 14th at JAX Outdoor Gear, Farm & Ranch in the Cheyenne Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Road, phone 303-775-6600. He’ll be there selling his books and 10% of all book sales will be donated to the Laramie County Public Library. For more info: https://www.jaxgoods.com/info/local-author-day-2019
What does it mean to stand “On Winter’s Margin?” asks Mary Oliver in her poem by that name.
Whatever your margins are, be they physical, metaphorical, or even spiritual, the winter Solstice takes us to the margins where darkness turns toward light. Join the Regional Poets for a celebration of the winter solstice and all things winter. Included will be a thirty-minute open microphone for which you’re welcome to bring a two-minute poem or song that references this season. A 90-minute program of readers will follow.
Refreshments provided. Appropriate for all ages.
Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at The Forge Publick House to enjoy three-minute stories read by the author. Sign-up begins at 6:30pm and readings begin at 7:00pm. Old Firehouse Books is proud to partner with The Forge to make this event possible.
DimeStories are three-minute stories (prose, not poetry) read by the author. They're funny, they're heart-wrenching. Fictional or factual, they're always true.
Founded by novelist Amy Wallen, DimeStories is managed by Jennifer Simpson, a writer living in Albuquerque. Jennifer and the entire dime-sized staff run on 100% volunteer power.
DimeStories events take place every second Wednesday at The Forge. We hope to see you at the event!
Prose poetry is poetry written in prose form instead of verse form, while preserving poetic qualities such as heightened imagery, parataxis, and emotional effects.
Sign-up for a 4-hour intensive workshop on the topic of your choice.
Dream Author / taught by Sophie Hannah
Story Trumps Structure / taught by Steven James
Building Your Business as a Writer / taught by Jason Brick
The Ins and Outs of Editing / taught by Bonnie McKnight
15-minute agent/editor consults
In the past, attendees had 5 minutes to pitch their completed manuscripts. Having only a few short minutes to pitch a project to an agent or editor often proved incredibly stressful, plus, many attendees want to discuss other aspects of writing and publishing, so we came up with 15-minute consults. Pitch your finished manuscript, or talk about a project you've started, or ask about the publishing industry; you decide how to use your ten minutes! Each agent or editor will have a limited number of slots available. Attendees can sign up ahead of time (limit 2). If there are slots open as we near the conference, we'll open it up to allow attendees to purchase additional consults for $15 each. There will be a time keeper moderating the session, but it is extremely important that both the writers and the agent/editor are mindful of not going over the allotted time.
1-hour critique roundtables
Each roundtable will be limited to 10 participants.
30-minute consultations with a writing or editing expert
Writing Consultations with Rey Frey and Teresa Funke
Editing Consultations with Rachel Weaver
The 15th Annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference is on the books for April 30-May 2, 2020. We're thrilled to announce that Sophie Hannah and Teresa Funke will be joining us as this year's keynote speakers. As always, we're bringing you a stellar faculty with expertise in craft, process, business, marketing and more. We're also expanding our schedule by half a day to bring you 4-hour master classes in addition to two full days of sessions and workshops that will get your creative juices flowing.
Things to look for at this year's conference:
= NCW Sponsored Events
= Community Events
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