Free Programs – Denver

Denver-area monthly programs are free to both members and non-members. They are typically two hours long on a Saturday morning or afternoon. Topics vary. Check our website for up-to-date information. Email questions to

March Free Program

Everything You Need to Know about the 2018 Anthology
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Sam Gary Branch Library
2961 Roslyn Street, Denver, CO 80238

Submissions for RMFW’s 2018 anthology, False Faces: Tales of Fakes, Frauds, and Facades, will be accepted March 1 through June 30. Editors Warren Hammond and Angie Hodapp are looking for short stories from new and seasoned writers alike and want to help you maximize your chances of getting an acceptance call. In this workshop, Angie will discuss:

  • Theme. How do you develop a story idea that’s on-theme without being on-the-nose? How can the theme be interpreted across various genres?
  • Short-Fiction Basics. How are short stories different from novels? What will the editors be looking for in terms of craft and content? How can you maximize your chances of getting your story selected for publication?
  • Guidelines and Formatting. What do you need to know before you submit, and how should you prepare your document? Process and Timeline. How will stories be selected, and what happens between now and publication?

Angie Hodapp holds a BA in English and secondary education and an MA in English and communication development, and she is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute at the University of Denver. She has worked in publishing and professional writing, in one form or another, for sixteen years and currently works as the Director of Literary Development at Nelson Literary Agency. She loves helping authors hone their craft and learn about the ever-changing business of publishing.

Warren Hammond is the author of the gritty, futuristic KOP trilogy. The third novel in the series, KOP Killer, won the 2012 Colorado Book Award for Best Mystery. Warren's latest novel, Tides of Maritinia, is a spy novel set in a science fictional world. He has also written several short stories for various anthologies, and he very much enjoys teaching writing workshops.

March Free Program

The Colorado Gold Contest Workshop
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Sam Gary Branch Library
2961 Roslyn Street, Denver, CO 80238

Learn how to be a winner at the Colorado Gold Contest Workshop! Whether it’s your first time entering or the twentieth, this workshop is for you.

  • Learn the rules, why you should follow the rules, and what could happen if you don’t.
  • Get a better idea of what judges are looking for in that award-winning entry.
  • If there’s time, volunteer judges will critique the first 500 words of your manuscript.

Questions will be answered! Encouragement will be given!