This group is for anybody who loves to write—whether beginner or expert, whether working in nonfiction, memoir, or fiction—and who desires to improve their skills and build community with other writers. Meetups will include frequent, reasonably priced classes covering craft and publishing matters, free generative writing sessions, and free community-building events. Emphasis on growing our writing skill and having serious fun together!
Brad Wetzler, M.S., is a former senior editor, contributing editor, and columnist at Outside. His book, Real Mosquitoes Don't Eat Meat: The Best of Outside's Wild File Column, was published by W.W. Norton. His articles and essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, GQ, Wired, Travel + Leisure, and Best American Travel Writing. He taught memoir writing at Lighthouse Writers, Colorado Writing School, and College of Santa Fe. He has spoken to audiences about writing at the University of New Mexico, University of Colorado-Boulder, New Mexico State University, and others.
Paul Cohen, M.F.A., is an American novelist, short story author, and journalist. His debut novel, The Glamshack, was published by 7.13 Books. Cohen’s short fiction has been published in Tin House, Five Chapters, Hypertext and Eleven Eleven. He won the Prairie Lights Prize for Fiction, received an Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Spring 2017 Fiction Open Contest. His novel-in-progress, The Sleeping Indian, was named a finalist for the 2016 Big Moose Prize from Black Lawrence Press. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Village Voice, Details, the Christian Science Monitor and others. Cohen earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has taught writing at UC Berkeley Extension, University of San Francisco and University of Iowa. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.