Our mission is to foster a dynamic literary and writing community that advances the cultural life of Western Colorado.

 

Founded in February 2010, the Forum was created in response to the many writers on the Western Slope looking for opportunities to learn, read, publish and teach. Our of- ferings over the intervening years have included two major conferences with national speakers and teachers; public readings on the street and on air; workshops for writers in all categories from poetry to journalism, community outreach; slam poetry contests and stage performance.

 

Membership in WCWF allows you to:

  • Attend relevant workshops and classes in all areas of writing.
  • Receive a discount on workshops and events.
  • Network with local and regional writers and poets.
  • Study and improve your writing skills and techniques – from beginner to advanced.
  • Get helpful tips on publishing, both traditional and electronic.
  • Join a critique group to polish your writing in fiction or poetry with the help of peers.
  • Learn to facilitate writing in small groups and share your skills with the community.
  • Receive our free monthly newsletter covering events, activities and information about writing on the Western Slope; sign up here (link to page)

 

Programs:

  • Writers Night at the Central Library in Grand Junction – every first Tuesday at 5:30. Attend a free workshop on writing. Previous topics have included character, plot, electronic and self publishing, youth writing, and getting over writer’s block.
  • Working critique groups – the next stage of getting your work ready to publish; two groups are currently meeting and others are available in the community.
  • Write Now – facilitators conduct free writing classes at retirement homes, the soup kitchen, the VA, youth corrections and other community locations.
  • Out & About poetry – the option to have your poetry printed in the Daily Sentinel; send your 20-line or less poem to mindyrice@yahoo.com.
  • Plus see our EVENTS (Link) for further information about WCWF activities.