The Writers Group

Writers of all genres and levels of experience are welcome to read their unpublished works. We do not critique content. Instead, we offer positive advice on whether the writing is effective. Each participant may read for about ten minutes and then receive a few minutes of comments. Times vary depending on how many readers we have. By meeting weekly instead of monthly like other groups, we are able to keep a degree of momentum on longer works.

Please join us every Thursday from 12-2pm at the Depot Art Center. 1001 13th Street, Steamboat Springs. Visit for more information.



38th Annual ‘A DAY FOR WRITERS’ Conference
July 26-27 2019


Conference presenters for the 2019 conference include Emily Sinclair and Juan Morales.

Emily Sinclair
Emily Sinclair will guide us through The “I” of the Storm: The Nonfiction Narrator’s Role. The narrator shapes the story, sets the tone, decides the details, and most important, determines the meaning of a piece. We will explore what it means to tell a nonfiction story as it relates to memoir, essay and other nonfiction forms.

Emily Sinclair is an essayist and fiction writer based in Golden, Colorado. Her work has been published in numerous journals and has been recognized by Best American Essays (2012) and by Best of the Net 2018. She teaches writing workshops for Denver’s Lighthouse Writers Workshop, as well as classes in writing and creative practice for her own One Art Writing and for YourAshtanga Yoga Studio. You can learn more by going to

Juan J. Morales
Juan J. Morales will address Poetry of Witness and Making the Activist Poet. In this generative workshop, we rely on Carolyn Forche’s “Poetry of Witness” to explore how we can use what we see while connecting personal and political topics.

Juan J. Morales is the son of an Ecuadorian mother and Puerto Rican father. He is the author of three poetry collections, including Friday and the Year That Followed (2006), The Siren World (2015), and The Handyman’s Guide to End Times (UNM Press, 2018). His poetry has appeared on/in CSPAN2, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, Pank, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and others. He is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondista, the Editor/Publisher of Pilgrimage Press, and Department Chair of English & World Languages at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Follow him on Twitter @ChairmanJuan.