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 times each year usually on a Saturday. During the pandemic we are on Zoom. If we are able to hold in-person workshops locations are varied. We alternate in central Colorado between Salida, Buena Vista, and Leadville, using other locations on special occasions. Get free email alerts! by subscribing on the Home Page of this website. Better yet, join this cozy group of writers to lock in a discount for the workshops! And first come, first served with the events that are "limited" in numbers.

[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 pencil or laptop while we are meeting on Zoom. In classroom workshops we invite attendees to bring snacks for morning break. CCWE furnishes the drinks.

FEES: $20 for CCWE Members, $40 for Non-Members for half day workshops on Zoom. In-person classroom workshops are $40 for members and $65 for non-members.


Seating is limited  and we ask that attendees RSVP for the workshop. Please print and fill out the registration form, and mail with your check for payment to:


PO Box 245

Buena Vista, CO 81211.

Make checks payable to CCWE.

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CCWE Workshop Registration Form

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 - 2021 CCWE    |    Web Design by Jennifer Sweete

PO Box 245, Buena Vista, CO 81211