Welcome to HWAColorado. We have three Chapters holding regular events and small group meetings: Boulder, Longmont, managed by Event Organizer Dean Wyant. Denver, managed by Event Organizer Larry Berry. Colorado Springs, managed jointly by Hillary Racque Dodge and Carina Bissett. For more information on the individual chapters, contact Larry Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean Wyant will host HWAColorado’s second holiday event, Red Tinsel 2, Saturday, November 9, 2-4 p.m., at the Denver Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson. This will be a group reading and interview featuring Steve Rasnic Tem, Stephen Graham Jones, Carter Wilson, Josh Viola, Mario Acevedo, Angie Hodapp, and Warren Hammond. Red Tinsel 2 will be the last scheduled group event for 2019.
The Denver Chapter welcomes two new members: Angela Penland, writing as Angela Sylvaine, and Claire Fishback.
Angela: Angela Sylvaine still believes in monsters, both real and imagined, and always checks under the bed. She holds degrees in psychology and philosophy. Her work has appeared in multiple publications and anthologies, including Dark Moon Digest, Disturbed Digest, and My American Nightmare. A North Dakota girl transplanted to Colorado, she lives with her sweetheart and three creepy cats on the front range of the Rockies. You can follow her on twitter @sylvaine_angela and you can find her online at angelasylvaine.com.
Claire: Claire L. Fishback lives in Morrison, Colorado with her loving husband, Tim, and their pit-bull mix, Kira. Writing has been her passion since age six. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, running, baking, playing the ukulele, and adding to her bone collection, though she would rather be stretched out on the couch with a good book (or poking dead things with sticks). She can be reached at email@example.com for questioning. Please visit http://www.clairelfishback.com for information about her books and more!
HWA members held their first Colorado Springs satellite meeting on Sunday, July 28. It was a humble start with great promise. Three local writers attended. The discussion at the first meeting determined the shape of future meetings, and those present, agreed that in addition to HWA business and announcements, each monthly meeting would feature a 15-minute writing warm-up activity, followed by a critique. The group plans to use Google Docs to allow for sharing and commenting on work.
Future plans include HWA author readings, Q&As, signings, write-ins and special events such as NaNoWriMo. We will be meeting the fourth Sunday of each month at a local eatery or tavern, 3-5 p.m.
2021 StokerCon Initiative
The Denver Committee would like to announce our first Guest of Honor: legendary novelist Dan Simmons. Planning for the event is proceeding, and the Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver promises to be an exciting venue. Registration and room bookings will begin in May 2020. Meanwhile, we’ll share news on the evolution of the convention as it comes together each month.