What is the BWA?

The Boulder Writers Alliance is a nonprofit organization of communication professionals in Boulder, Colorado.

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Watermelon Snow

BWA member Bill Liggett has authored a book inspired by the Blue Glacier and nearby rain forest in the Washington wilderness–his debut adventure novel, Watermelon Snow.

BWA Members News

Congrats to BWA Member Rick Killian‘s coaching client, Jon Petersen!

Jon started working with Rick on a book a little over three years ago and he just released his second book, Unveiled, on Amazon on June 17. (Unravelled released in August of 2018.) Great work, Jon!

Aesthetica Magazine Creative Writing Award

Aesthetica Magazine, a renowned culture magazine with an international readership, is sponsoring their 2019 contest for Creative Writing.

Currently at BWA – Creative Writer’s Critique Group

If you love the series, Stranger Things, you will enjoy 30th Street Fiction’s PROOF Anthology, where family secrets haunt the living, the dead walk, the human sacrifice might be you, and the proof is in the details.

BWA’s Caitlin Berve is not only that anthology’s editor, but every month she shares her writing and editing expertise with BWA members, leading BWA’s Creative Writer’s Critique Group Meetup. Join Caitlin at the Boulder Public Library for her critique group, but please RSVP in advance on our meetup site, as space is limited.

Sample BWA Presentation & Notes

BWA presentations are made available exclusively to members for their future reference. Here’s just one example from a recent BWA meeting:

Copyrights and Wrongs in the Digital Age

Presentation | Handout

Opportunities in Education, Networking, and Marketing

BWA provides educational programs, social and other events, and e-mail lists for both members and non-members.

We also offer members marketing opportunities through a listing in our Find A Writer database, through exclusive job postings, and our private members-only e-mail list. Join BWA to take advantage of these membership benefits.

How to Follow BWA

Follow the Boulder Writers Alliance on Facebook  and Twitter. Also join BWA’s new Meetup group to keep informed about events.

Subscribe and discuss. Get on our public e-mail list for industry discussions and notices — just go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/discuss-bwa/ and click Join This Group. BWA members automatically get an invitation to this public e-mail list, as well as to a private list. The private e-mail list includes job leads and other members-only information.

For more information on career-building volunteer openings, e-mail [email protected] Help out, gain a new skill. We’ll even provide the training.

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Upcoming BWA Events

  1. BWA Logo Contest!

    September 17 @ 12:00 AM - September 30 @ 11:59 PM
  2. Speculative Fiction Critique Group

    October 3 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  3. Boulder BookClub For Writers: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman

    October 6 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. Creative Writer’s Critique Group

    October 10 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  5. Write to Publish, Publish to Sell

    October 16 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM