222_8377Resources for Writers in Boulder, Colorado

Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe
Local poetry bookstore on University Hill in Boulder. Wide selection of books as well as a reading series.

Boulder Bookstore
Independent bookstore in downtown Boulder on the Pearl Street walking mall at the corner of 11th and Pearl. 3 floors of books, cards, magazines and gifts as well as an Author Reading Series.

Boulder Writing Studio
Classes, workshops and seminars for writers in the Boulder community covering all subjects and genres from fiction to comedy to screenplay to poetry.

Boulder Writer’s Workshop
Classes and workshops led by Lori DeBoer.

Summer Writing Program at Naropa University
Four-week summer seminar open to non-credit and academic BA and MFA students, directed by poet Anne Waldman, the SWP draws over 40 lively faculty members from all over the works to teach week-long classes, lectures, readings and seminars every year in the month of July.

222_9504Resources for Writers in Maryland

There are a lot of resources for creative writers in the Baltimore community. These include community-peer-based groups like the Baltimore Creative Writing Meetup Group where you can gather with like-minded writers to share your work. There are also numerous colleges and universities in the Maryland/DC /Virginia area, most of which offer creative writing classes, lectures, reading series and conferences. For those of you in the Washington DC area, the Writers Center has been offering classes, workshops and events for working writers for over 30 years. To see a list of writing communities around the Baltimore area go to Best Writing Classes in Baltimore

100_3964Resources for Writers in Houston, Texas

Houston is the home Spectrum Center, a Therapeutic and Spiritual Arts center that has been serving the Texas community for decades. The city of Houston also has a large number of colleges and universities with writing classes offered to the community, especially notable is the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.

Additionally Houston has a lively Houston Creative Writing Meetup Group  where fellow writers can connect to share their work. Houston is also home to InPrint, offering classes, workshops and a reading series that brings distinguished published authors to town. See more at  Inprint Houston. The Houston Writer’s Guild hosts an annual conference every spring.

There is a vibrant poetry community in Texas and in Houston there are lots of resources for poets who want to learn their craft or read their work. The Archway Gallery reading series is a great place to hear poetry and the Poetry Society of Texas.

Editors, Designers, Proofreaders and Teachers

Lisa Birman, MFA      
Lisa is an award-winning  published writer and poet who teaches in many different genres of poetry, fiction and non-fiction at various colleges and universities. She works with clients as a developmental editor, writing coach and proofreader, you can see her work here at She also runs the amazing blog Two Or More Countries at

Ron Bueker
Ron is a novelist and screenwriter and the founder of Wingman Web Works, a business that strategizes, designs, builds and maintains websites for a variet of clients and businesses. Wingman’s motto is “We build it, you fly it”. Ron is an expert in helping artists, writers and creative folk figure out what type of web presence will support their work.

Beth Hayden
Beth is a social media expert and the author of Pinfluence a book that is the industry authority on how small business owners can use Pinterest to grow their business. Beth offers one on one coaching for artists and writers who want to learn how to use social media more skillfully and purposefully. She also has packages where she builds authors a customized website on WordPress.

Anne Swanson

Anne is a web designer and website guru with a great eye and a way of explaining things that makes you feel smart instead of dumb. She designed the update for this website, shifted the whole site to WordPress and taught me how to update it myself. She works with businesses and individuals to get them launched and moving on the web.

222_9572On-Line Resources for Writers

Poets and Writers Magazine
This is one of the most useful magazines for working writers and their website has articles, agent advice, information on journals and literary magazines, interviews with authors, info on grants and awards and lots of other useful stuff.

Writers Market
Writers Market, owned by Writer’s Digest Books is a clearinghouse for tons of information on literary agents, publishers and the publishing process. Most of their services require membership, but once you are a member you have access to their search engine where you can list the criteria of the text you want to publish and their database will be scanned to give you publishers and agents that might be a good fit.

Duotrope is a membership-based service that helps working writers manage the process of submitting their work to different markets and venues for publication. Their search engine has over 4,000 different publishers, magazines and journals that might be a good fit for your writing.

New Pages
New Pages has a lot of information on their site for free, reviews, detailed info on literary magazines and journals, calls for submissions, etc. It is a great place to start looking at the thousands of literary venues that there are out there.

On the Goodreads website you can find books, book reviews and reading lists by genre that can help you find a broader range of what is already out there in your genre. Its also a great way to broaden your own patterns as a reader.