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IMAGINANTES-X & FoCo Book Fest: Flavors & Tales – Sabores & historias

Old Town Library 201 Peterson St., Fort Collins, CO, United States

Experience food preparation and creative writing in this bilingual workshop with Franklin Cruz. A delicious opportunity to learn about some food and their stories, home, and family. Connection is the element to the recipes we make and stories we tell that makes them similar. Through creative writing, we can document both in different ways. For teens […]

Collaborative Poetry Workshop

Snowbank Brewing / The Morning Grind 225 N Lemay Ave #1, Fort Collins, CO, United States

What does it mean to be "in community" in the writing space? Acclaimed Colorado poet Meca'Ayo guides us through creating collaborative poetics. Unleash the power of shared expression as we weave a tapestry of collective verses. No previous writing experience necessary! Registration is required. Registration opens Jan. 8, 2024.


Using Elements of Poetry to Improve Your Prose

Old Town Library 201 Peterson St., Fort Collins, CO, United States

In this workshop with author Deborah Jackson Taffa, we’ll discuss how prose narratives can benefit from poetic techniques, how expanding the use of poetic principles—from metaphor to repetition, space, juxtaposition, accrual, lists, and rhyme—can deepen the experience of writing and reading creative nonfiction. What is the lyric essay? How can we use poetic ideals to […]


Crossing the Field: Poetry and Photography

Old Town Library 201 Peterson St., Fort Collins, CO, United States

Using text and photos (provided), we'll investigate ways the elements in each find themselves interacting on and with one another. From there, we'll turn our attention to how we might work these observations and interactions into notes, poems, and larger projects of exploration outside of the workshop space. Register for the workshop. Event led by […]


How I Learned to Love Revising and Reject Rejection

Council Tree Library 2733 Council Tree Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Writer and teacher Uma Krishnaswami, author of many books for young readers, will talk about her writing journey, what it takes to build a writing life, and why children are an audience worth caring about. Includes snippets from her books and time for Q & A. Registration required. After the workshop, Uma will be available […]


Writing Home: Your Words, Our Community

Old Town Library 201 Peterson St., Fort Collins, CO, United States

This workshop will feature the words, memories, and features of a landscape you know best: home! We will experiment with creative nonfiction writing elements and strategies as we explore the sights, sounds, and textures of Northern Colorado through words. Participants will produce a few pages of writing—and discuss how to growth them into a longer […]


Poetry for the People

TAC 212 212 West Mountain Avenue, , Colorado 80521, United States, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Your words make a difference. Write poetry for the people in this teen workshop with National Student Poet and fellow teen Gabriella Miranda. Gabriella guides you through writing poetry to fight injustice, change perspectives, and improve your community. For teens ages 12-18. Registration is required. More details to come.


Finding Literary Voice Through Regionalism

Lincoln Center 417 W Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Find literary voice through regionalism in this workshop with Oscar Hokeah. Learn how Hokeah developed a Kiowa-specific and Cherokee-specific voice in Calling for a Blanket Dance, taking into account cultural and community nuances and influences from regional dialects. Then, discuss how you can incorporate Hokeah’s strategies into your own writing. Registration will be required and […]


Poetry for the Stage, Drama for the Page

Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

The sometimes ambiguous, liminal space between poetry and theatre writing can be a remarkably generative space from which to create. Though, historically, these genres have not been entirely distinct, they each tend to adhere to their own sets of rules and expectations. Via a series of prompts and exercises, we will work to subvert these […]


Be a Bookmaker

Harmony Library 4616 S. Shields St., Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Kids in grades K-3 create their own book and write their own story in this hands-on program. Bring your own story ideas or use our story prompts. Supplies will be provided. Presented in English and Spanish.  Registration is required.