• 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 live in Colorado, these are some organizations you might want to check out:



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    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.

    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.

    Wet Mountain Valley Writers’ Workshop

    An annual conference in Westcliffe offering workshops, seminars, readings and community.

    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 workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events and more.

    Northern Colorado Writers

    The purpose of NCW is to encourage and support writers of all levels and genres. Events held in Fort Collins.

    Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group

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

    Aspen Writers’ Foundation

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

    Boulder Writing Studio

    Boulder Writing Studio is a non-profit whose mission is to support emerging local voices and connect its community through the literary arts. Since 2010, the Studio has promoted and encouraged the art and craft of writing, the bold magic of self-expression, and the power of the written word to transform individual and collective lives.

    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.

    ACFW Colorado Springs

    A local American Christian Fiction Writers chapter located in Colorado Springs, committed to encouraging and training writers to become authors.

    Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

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

    Colorado Writers’ Workshop

    Six-week workshops helping writers to find their voices, generate new material, critique and revise, and achieve their goals.

    Tethered by Letters

    This Denver-based literary nonprofit and independent publisher prints F(r)iction, a triannual journal of fine art and literature.


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

    Blogger’s Getaway

    A late-April retreat to Granby’s Snow Mountain Ranch intended to give you some focused writing time, either alone in your room or with other attendees. Open to all writers, but designed particularly for bloggers. Fee includes room and meals.


    Georgetown Indie Con is an annual festival in Georgetown offering speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and a vendor fair, with a focus on helping attendees learn how to find a publisher.


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