What is the BWA?

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

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Hamnet - by Maggie O'Farrell

The October book for Writers Who Read is Maggie O’Farrell’s 2020 novel, Hamnet.
Every month we dissect a novel written within the past 18 months with the purpose of understanding how the author did what they did, so that we can learn new techniques to apply to our own writing. Slides from past novels are here.

BWA Member Honored

BWA member Melanie Peffer was named the 2021 High Plains Library Foundation writer in residence. During her residency, she will be working on a kid’s spin off of her adult trade book, Biology Everywhere.

2021 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Further your involvement in the literary world with our friends at @AestheticaMag. The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries. Submit your #Poetry and #ShortFiction work and win £5,000 + publication within an inspiring anthology.

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

BWA presentations are made available exclusively to members for their future reference. Here’s a recent example from a BWA meeting in March of 2019:

Millionaire Marketing on a Shoestring Budget – Debra Jason

Opportunities in Education, Networking, and Marketing

BWA provides educational programs, social and other events, and an online forum 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. If you are not already participating in the BWA Forum, subscribe by sending an email to public+subscribe@bwa.groups.io, then follow any prompts.  There you can post event announcements, industry news, questions and answers, writing tips, and anything else of interest to our community.

For more information on career-building volunteer openings, email  volunteers@bwa.org. Help out, gain a new skill. We’ll even provide the training.

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