​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Weekly Meet and Write at the Library 

Where: Louisville Public Library, in the conference room at the top of the stairs

When: Every Monday, 10am-noon

Cost: Free

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This will be an ongoing weekly event facilitated by Dani Coleman in which writers can gather and write separately but together. A great way to build a solid writing practice, not feel so isolated and get a lot of work done. 


NEW Saturday Quiet Writing Meetups at Alfalfa's
Where: Alfalfa's Community Room, 785 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
When: One Saturday a month, upcoming dates are as follows: 

     November 18th, December 16th, 9:30am-noon


Cost: Free
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These new, free Saturday quiet writing sessions in which writers can gather and write separately, but together, will be facilitated by Janine Fugere & Paul Teixeira. This is a great way to build a solid writing practice, not feel so isolated, and get a lot of work done. ​

Time is scheduled from 9:30-10am at the beginning of each session for getting beverages and food downstairs in the cafe, since Alfalfa's doesn't allow food or drinks in the Community Room. The writing session will be upstairs in the Community Room from 10am - 12pm. 


One on One Coaching with Rachel Weaver
When: Monthly, beginning Oct 1, Nov 1, Dec 1
Where: We’ll communicate online throughout the month and then we’ll meet at Office Evolution for two hours the third or fourth Saturday of the month from 10-noon
Cost: $45/ month    Dec: 

Member Discount Price: $40/month   Dec: 

Click here to join the Member Discount Program ($30 for 6 months of discounted classes)

One on one coaching with Rachel Weaver is a great way to test the waters of writing or to iron out some of the issues with a manuscript in progress. You are welcome to come and go from month to month or to hang out all fall.  Participants will email Rachel five pages of double spaced work on the first of the month. You will receive direct feedback on those pages: what’s working well, how to strengthen those pages in particular and some suggestions on how to improve your overall craft by the 15th of the month. On the third or fourth Saturday of the month, Rachel and all participants in the coaching program will meet for two hours for a lively discussion and further instruction on the crafting issues that showed up in everyone’s work that month or any other pertinent writing topics. This will also be a time for participants to ask any crafting or process questions that might be coming up for them. The discussion will be tailored to meet the participants where they are and help them continue to move along toward improving their craft and making solid progress on their books.

The two-hour discussions will be held on the following dates: Saturdays, Oct 28th, Nov 18th and Dec 16th 10am-noon at Office Evolution, 357 S. McCaslin in Louisville.

Rachel Weaver is the author of the novel Point of Direction, which Oprah Magazine named a Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now. Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a top ten debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, by Yoga Journal as one of their top five suggested summer reads and recently won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Prior to earning her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, Rachel worked for the Forest Service in Alaska studying bears, raptors and songbirds. She is the director of the Colorado Writing School and is on faculty at Regis University’s low-residency MFA program.


December Mini Boot Camp with Rachel Weaver
When: December 1-5th
Where: from the comfort of your own home
Cost: $45 

Member Discount Program Price: $40

Click here to join the Member Discount Program ($30 for 6 months of discounted classes)

Need a little jump start on that writing project? Join us for this generative boot camp in which you will write 500 words a day (that’s two pages) for five days. That’s 2500 words – a full chapter, a short story or a personal essay. This is a great way to get yourself going again on a project set aside, to continue to make solid forward progress on a project already underway, or to generate shorter work that you can use to build a publication list before shopping a novel or memoir to agents or to help raise sales once your book is out.

Here’s how it works: 5 days, Dec 1-5, 500 words a day emailed to me by midnight. Comprehensive editing feedback from me on your 2500 words no later than Dec 15th.

Rachel Weaver is the author of the novel Point of Direction, which Oprah Magazine named a Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now. Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a top ten debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, by Yoga Journal as one of their top five suggested summer reads and recently won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Prior to earning her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, Rachel worked as a biologist for the Forest Service in Alaska studying bears, raptors and songbirds. She is the director of the Colorado Writing School and is on faculty at Regis University’s low-residency MFA program.

December Boot Camp with Rachel Weaver
When: December 1-10th
Where: from the comfort of your own home
Cost: $125

Member Discount Program Price: $120

Click here to join the Member Discount Program ($30 for 6 months of discounted classes)

Wouldn’t it be great to be 10,000 words farther along in your novel or memoir than you are right now? That’s somewhere around forty pages. Join us for this generative boot camp and your writerly muscles will be bulging at the end of ten days. 

Here’s how it works: 10 days, December 1-10th, 1000 words a day emailed to me by midnight. Comprehensive editing feedback from me on your 10,000 words no later than December 15th.

Rachel Weaver is the author of the novel Point of Direction, which Oprah Magazine named a Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now. Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a top ten debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, by Yoga Journal as one of their top five suggested summer reads and recently won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Prior to earning her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, Rachel worked as a biologist for the Forest Service in Alaska studying bears, raptors and songbirds. She is the director of the Colorado Writing School and is on faculty at Regis University’s low-residency MFA program.


3rd Annual Hecla Award Submission Deadline : December 15th

The Hecla Award is back! Submit up to 3000 words in one of three categories: memoir, speculative fiction, or fiction. First place winners receive a free craft class through the CWS and bragging rights for an entire year (if you're shy, I will brag for you). We'll have a big party/award ceremony to announce winners in mid-January. 


Click here to submit work and find more details. 


Cancellation Policy:

​​If you need to cancel a workshop for any reason, the following refund schedule applies: 

  • More than three weeks before start date: A cancellation fee of 10% of the total workshop cost applies.
  • Less than three weeks before start date: 15% cancellation fee applies
  • Less than one week before start date: 25% cancellation fee applies
  • 48 hours or less before class start: No refund is available.


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