Welcome to the Colorado Springs Chapter of the HWA!

A brand-new chapter in the book of Colorado Horror was approved at the beginning of October with the formation and approval of the HWA Colorado Springs Chapter. This newest Colorado Chapter of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) seeks to embed the professional values of our intergalactic parent organization into the very foundation of our new chapter. HWA Colorado Springs will be open to all members of every level throughout the region with an aim to create a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible professional community.

The founding team includes: Carina Bissett, M.H. Boroson, Hillary Dodge, Travis Heermann, Angie Hodapp, Shannon Lawrence, and Josh Viola, many of whom came together to support our nascent chapter event, Bloody Valentine: A Celebration of Women in Horror, held this past February. Bloody Valentine was a HUGE success with an all-star line-up of female-identifying authors from across the nation, over 100 generously donated giveaway books and goodies, and a fantastic turn-out of attendees. This will continue to be one of our annual offerings, serving to promote dark fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and the terrifically talented folk behind such works – authors, poets, editors, publishers, filmmakers, and other creatives.

HWA Colorado Springs will be hosting monthly Zoom meetings, days and time to be determined. For November, we are planning to host weekly NaNaWriMo Write-ins via Zoom. To learn more about our exciting new chapter, follow us on Facebook at “Horror Writers Association COS,” or on twitter @coshorror.

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