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Our practice is derived from Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg ... writing spontaneously in the flow.

The Chaffee County Writers Exchange
sponsors half- or full-day workshops
Learn and Grow!



Stretching our writing experience! The most popular activities for Writers Exchange are our high-quality, affordable workshops. These half- or full-day sessions are open to members and non-members alike, although attendance may be limited.


During these workshops, writers will share in the experience of short, fun, insightful writing exercises, discussion and review, reading workshop writing to one another (optional), inspiration from many directions, and lots of encouragement.

CCWE Members always receive advance notice and a discount on workshops. Members may also be eligible for scholarships. 



CCWE sponsored workshops occur two or three times each year, and are usually on a Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with check in at 8:30 a.m.. We alternate in central Colorado between Salida, Buena Vista, and Leadville, using other locations on special occasions. Get free email alerts!

[Pictured left is Laurel McHargue, the facilitator for the February 2020 workshop topic: "The Novel Novel." Laurel guided participants through every aspect of creating a publishable novel/novella—from the initial generation of a fertile idea to the nitty-gritty details of populating the metadata.]



Paper and pen or laptop, a potluck lunch item to share with all. We provide beverages such as coffee, tea and water. *We ask that you refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes in order to protect the health of those who have allergies.

FEES: $40 for CCWE Members, $65 for Non-Members



Seating is limited to 30 people. Please print and fill out the registration form, and mail with your check for payment to: CCWE, PO Box 245, Buena Vista, CO 81211.

Workshop Registration Form for Upcoming Workshop

Join as a CCWE Member and receive the discounted membership rate for all of our workshops.

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Claryce Burt Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund enables CCWE Members to receive a scholarship if your membership was in good-standing during the year prior to a workshop. You may receive up to $50 in a 12-month period to attend workshops, seminars, and other writing events.

Scholarship funds are not based on financial need. All you need to do is pick up a scholarship application at the workshop. Fees are reimbursed after the fact. Some reciprocal service to the organization is requested.





CCWE Sponsors monthly morning writing sessions and semi-annual workshops. Join our email list for updates and notifications about our events. Visit our Event Calendar so see what is happening this month!    |    © 1995 - 2020 CCWE    |    Web Design by Jennifer Sweete

PO Box 245, Buena Vista, CO 81211