I’ve recently had the fantastic opportunity to interview or review a few local authors (more on those books later). Typically, Denver isn’t the first place on most people’s minds when it comes to publishing; but there is actually quite a bit of writing activity going on around here.

I currently have my own “first major literary work” in-progress, which is my fancy way of telling you that I’m embarking on the crazy journey of writing my own first book. And while everything that goes into that seems overwhelming, it’s encouraging to know that other people in my hometown are doing it too.

Denver has more to offer me, as an aspiring writer, than just publishing opportunities or successful role models too. I’ve stumbled upon the names of a few writing clubs and groups in the metro-area that focus on creative writing. Some are casual writing groups that gather for simple discussion and critique. Others meet as serious means to help aspiring book writers with their WIPs (works-in-progress).

Outside of a few college courses, I’ve never really been a part of a group like this; and I’m wondering: have you? Has anyone gone to one of these groups or perhaps another in the area? What are your thoughts on them?

Writers Meet-up (an array of dates and locations)

Lighthouse Writers

Denver Fiction Writers

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Sarah Ann Noel is a freelance writer, blogger, and public relations professional. She blogs “Read Alert” every week and covers other Denver-related events and thoughts on writing and motherhood on her personal blog. Check back every week for reviews, literary events, and other bookish finds.

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6 Responses

  1. George

    belonged to one briefly in college, think it was called Creativity Group–got the idea to start a timeline of significant events, which will come in extremely handy if I ever decide to pen a biography

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  2. Caroline Starr Rose

    Denver probably has a branch of RWA — Romance Writers of America. You don’t have to write romance to join, and from what I hear they put on great conferences and have enthusiastic members.

    And there’s SCWBI — the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. You do have to write for kids for that one, though. ;)

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    • Santos

      Love them!!!I can’t believe this show has been on and mesnsig with my head for as long as it has and I’m still SO CONFUSED!!!great great episode tonight and these cupcakes are too fun!

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  3. Eunice Brownlee

    I think any type of group where you can get the support and criticisms of like-minded colleagues is most beneficial! Will be looking forward to hearing how your journey goes!

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  4. Michelle

    Hello! I just saw this looking at our website stats. I’m a member of Denver Fiction Writers. We’re a small critique group geared, of course, towards fiction. We use a face to face format and have a few in group events. While we aren’t accepting new members at the moment, our website is updated when we do. I’ve been with the group for about four years and we have a solid base of writers writing in fantasy, science fiction, horror and literary genres.

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