• Colorado Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Colorado, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you’re looking for writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or simply a place to hang out with writers or submit your work, these are some Colorado writing organizations you might want to check out:



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    Aspen Words

    A cutting edge poetry conference and literary magazine, Aspen Words is one of the nation’s leading literary centers and a stage for the world’s most prominent authors.



    AuthorU, based in the Denver area (Aurora), is a nonprofit membership of authors, writers and publishers. Offering seminars, webinars, writing workshops and more.


    Brink Literacy Project

    Devoted to fostering a love of literature, inceasing literacy rates, and using storytelling to empower underserved communities, this Denver-based nonprofit also published a literary journal, F(r)iction.


    Castle Rock Writers

    Offers monthly workshops, writing groups, and training events, as well as an annual conference that includes agent pitches, breakout sessions, and tailored tracks for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s/middle-grade.


    Colorado Authors’ League

    The CAL’s objectives are to foster the art and craft of authorship, to promote the interests of Colorado writers, to advance the esteem and recognition of its members, and to keep members informed of important publishing trends, changes and events.


    Colorado Poets Center

    A directory of writers who have published poetry and who live and work in Colorado or have strong ties to the state. This site contains Colorado poets’ biographical and bibliographical material, selections from published work, and availability for readings and/or working in schools.


    Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group

    A nonprofit that welcomes writers of all levels to improve their skills through writing groups, lectures, seminars and retreats in a supportive setting in Colorado Springs.


    Denver Writes

    A nonprofit that creates writing spaces for kids aged 7 to 17 in and around Denver. Offers monthly themed writing workshops, summer writing camps, afternoon writing clubs, and more.


    Fiction Foundry

    A writing group for writers of all genres, meeting regularly in Colorado Springs for community and feedback.


    Lighthouse Writers Workshop

    Lighthouse Writers Workshop is the largest nonprofit literary center in Colorado and the Mountain West. It offers high-quality writing instruction in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting and many other genres.


    Naropa University Summer Writing Program

    A four-week-long summer convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, editors and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes writing workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events and more.


    Pikes Peak Writers

    Offers an annual three-day flagship conference for fiction writers, as well as classes, readings, and other events throughout the year.


    Poetry Society of Colorado

    A Lakewood organization offering monthly poetry writing workshops and discussions, as well as several annual contests.


    Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

    RMFW is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction.


    Tiny Spoon

    “A bite-size experimental” journal out of Denver publishing work of less than 1,000 words and offering workshops, readings, a residency, and more.


    Western Colorado Writers’ Forum

    A nonprofit in Grand Junction and serving the Western Slope. Offers monthly writer’s nights, workshops, open mic events, poetry slams, and publication opportunities. All writers, all genres.


    Writers Studio at Arapahoe Community College

    A literary community open to writers of all experience levels, offering classes, writing workshops, contests, readings, open mics and more.


    Writing Heights

    Regular meetings, retreats, classes, and an annual conference for writers in and around Northern Colorado.


    Help us add to this list, Coloradans! Do you know of writing groups near you, writing workshops near you, creative writing classes near you, or a Colorado literary journal we should be aware of? Let us know here