Join us from noon to 2:00 on any Thursday
at the Arts Depot 1001 13th Street

Writers of all genres meet to discuss and critique their unpublished work.

Click below to see writers and their profiles
Contact: info@steamboatwriters.com


Make plans now to attend the 37th annual conference: July 27-28, 2018.

John Cotter is the author of the novel Under the Small Lights. John’s current project concerns the dynamics of sound and what the world resembles when sound disappears (excerpts in Guernica, Catapult, Open Letters). In 2016 John was an inaugural fellow at the Lighthouse Writers Fort Lyon residency and currently teaches at Lighthouse Writers in Denver.

His sessions will focus on : From Another Point Of View
We all know the difference between 1st , 2nd , and 3rd person, but there are more different shades of 3rd than we can fit on a color wheel

Rachel Weaver author of Point of Direction was named an Oprah Magazine Top Ten Book and won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Rachel is on faculty at Regis University’s MFA program and was the recipient of the 2017 Lighthouse Writers Workshop Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence.
her sessions
Revising Efficiently: Some Techniques to Save Time.
You’ve been writing furiously for months (or years) and that glorious day comes when you write the last sentence. You’ve finished your first draft, you go out to celebrate, the next day comes and you begin to wonder, now what?

As part of the Steamboat Springs Writers Conference, Rachel will be offering editorial comments to a limited number of conference participants on the first ten pages of your work in progress and meeting with the author to discuss on Friday afternoon. How to get on the list, when to submit your work, and the cost will be available soon.

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“. . . Teaching is not the purpose of an art work, any more than it is the purpose of an airplane. Just as one can learn a great deal from an airplane by studying it or taking it apart, so one can learn a great deal from an art work—about the nature of man, of his soul, of his existence. But these are merely fringe benefits. The primary purpose of an airplane is not to  teach man how to fly, but to give him the actual experience of flying. So is the primary purpose of an art work.”                 [ Ayn Rand, from The Romantic Manifesto]