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Jean Hanson’s essays and short stories have appeared in dozens of magazines including North American Review, Zoetrope, Creative Nonfiction, Indiana Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Nimrod, Puerto del Sol, and New Letters. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, received an artist fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts, the Literal Latte Prize in nonfiction, Hackney Prize in the short story, the Writers Repertory Award in fiction, and a Poets & Writers Writers Exchange award for emerging writers.

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Our story

When our writers’ group formed in 1994, most of us were making our livings doing commercial writing, editing, and teaching. Yet we all yearned to do more creative work. One of our founding members, Marilyn Colter, was writing a manual about slow sand filtration systems. We saw a metaphoric connection between water filtering through sand […]

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Writers Group Tips

So you want to start a writers group? Here are issues to consider. (If you live in Northern Colorado and want to join our group, read this.) Membership Decide on a comfortable number of members, typically between five to twenty-five members. The Slow Sand way: We have found that eight to ten is a good […]