Workshops & More


Training, support, and friendship for all writers on the Front Range…and beyond!

“One Monday per Month” (mostly 1st Mondays)
Philip S. Miller Library CR Bank Room East
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Monthly workshops are free. When we have a speaker, attendees are invited to help out with a suggested donation of $5 to $10. Castle Rock Writers gives its speakers an honorarium when they speak at a quarterly workshop or at our yearly conference.

If you are interested in becoming a future speaker, fill out an Application.

Coming Up. . .

AUGUST: Monday, August 5, 2019 (Write Out and Workshop)

SEPTEMBER: Castle Rock Writer’s Conference, September 27th and 28th

OCTOBER: Monday, October 7, 2019 (Write Out and Workshop)

NOVEMBER: Monday, November 4, 2019 – “Maximize Your Writing Time,” presented by Jean Jacobsen

DECEMBER: Monday, December 2, 2019 – Holiday Party (Parker Library)

For upcoming Monthly Workshops (Workshopping):

CRW SUBMISSIONS: Now Castle Rock Writers has a way for us to submit our manuscripts and read others’ manuscripts ahead of our workshopping meetings. Set up a Google Docs and submit to The manuscripts are for reading ahead of time; please do not share them with people who are not in the workshopping group. Deadline: please submit your manuscript by Sunday before the meeting on Monday to give others time to read your work. 

Manuscript set-up:

(Get into the habit now, so it becomes second-nature to you.                                            Readers and editors need you to meet these rules for ease of editing.)

–Double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-14 points.
–Select five pages of your work to submit. If you submit more, such as an entire chapter, the group will try to read it, but it depends on how many manuscripts are submitted that month.
–Print out a copy to write comments on or write some comments on another sheet of paper. Remember to make comments about strengths, as well as some suggestions. Ask questions in places you are confused. We want to help each other!
–Manuscripts and/or comments will be given to the author at the end of the meeting.                        –Submitting a manuscript is not required. New writers may feel more comfortable after they get to know the group.
If Douglas County School District or Douglas County High School is closed due to weather, the meeting is cancelled. If the library is closed, the meeting is cancelled. For more information, contact CRW at 303-521-8615.