Welcome to the Western Colorado Writers' Forum!


Upcoming Events and Classes


Food for Thought:   Hark, the dogs do bark - the beggars are coming to town!

Wednesday, November 19,  Mt. Garfield Middle School  5:30 – 7:15 pm 

This free event featuring the all-stars below is open to Forum members and their families as well as the public and people connected with Mt. Garfield, but only with prior reservation! 

Featured workshops by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, David J. Rothman, Art Goodtimes with Ellen Metrick, Wendy Videlock, and Nathan Carson


The same amazing talents will be featured the following evening,November 20,  at Colorado Canyons Gallery and Gifts:  623 Main St., Grand Junction

at 6 pm in a gathering entitled "An Evening of Gratitude."


Meet the Authors

November 21, Friday:  7-9:00 PM  740 Gunnison

The Forum and Out West Books are teaming up to feature some local authors and their latest works!  Headliners are: 

• Rick Kempa, editor of On Foot: Grand Canyon Backpacking Stories along with local contributor to that book, adventurer, Nic Korte.

• Jessica McClelland, a local writer and Forum member, will talk about her newest intriguing mystery set in Montana, North of the Crazies. She is now working on her sixth mystery.

We will also be selling the newly published, beautifully illustrated children’s book, The Night the Stars Fell, by Forum Board member, Sally Crum, archaeologist, and author of two additional historical fictions for youth about the Paleo-Indians in the Southwest. Sally will be represented by Aline LaForge, Wise Bird Books publisher.


December 5, Friday:  7-9 PM -  740 Gunnison: WCWF's Gift to the Community:  "A Literary Christmas" with Cookie Somerville, Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer and Frank Coons.  Also featured will be members of Cookie's writing group from the Grand Valley Soup Kitchen reading some of their thought-provoking work and the choir from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Incredible cookies will be offered to eat while you listen. 



January 24, Saturday:  2-5:  740 Gunnison:  Arn McConnell, Presenter

With the rise of the eBook, the landscape of self-publishing has changed dramatically.  Once the domain of predatory vanity publishers, self-publishing has become a world in which authors can thrive like never before.  But as the terrain has transformed, so have the rules for success. This presentation will offer a road map to help you navigate the new world of the self-published author.  This event is free to members...$20 for non-members (you may join at the door).


More info for all of these events and classes is on our events page!




WE HAVE A NEW HOME and EMAIL ADDRESS!  The WCWF has moved into our NEW offices at 740 Gunnison Avenue (Center for Independence), just off 7th St. Here in Grand Junction. It's a center for nonprofits where we have access to space to host Open Mics, Readings, Workshops, Classes and Special Events.

Our mission: To foster a dynamic literary and writing community that advances the cultural life of Western Colorado. And... Have a little Fun! 


For more information, please contact us at 970.256.4662 or wcwritersforum@gmail.com


       2014 WCWF Board Members 

       Mindy Rice, Chair

       Linda Skinner, Vice-Chair

       Paula Anderson, Corresponding Secretary

       Julie Shayne, Recording Secretary

       C. Jane Miller,  Treasurer

       Mike Clark

       Nancy Lofholm

       Sally Crum

       Scott Warren

       Sandy Dorr, WCWF Founder, Community Advisor