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Grand County Community of Writers

The Grand County Library District is pleased to share the latest information about the one-of-a-kind writing program designed to encourage and develop the skills of local storytellers interested in producing works of both fiction and nonfiction.

Martin Smith will conduct a series of four weekly non-fiction workshops at the Granby branch in October designed to help nonfiction writers produce strong narrative journalism, personal essays, and memoir in the most compelling way possible.

Martin has a rich background as a lifelong journalist, author of five novels and four nonfiction books, and as a long-time faculty member of the Squaw Valley (Calif.) Community of Writers.

If you have questions in the meantime, you can reach Stephanie Ralph at sralph@gcld.org, or Martin Smith at marty@martinjsmith.com. Smith’s website is www.martinjsmith.com.

Coming Up
Granby Library

  • Nonfiction track – Four consecutive weekly sessions Tuesdays at 5:30pm
  • Workshop #1 Personal Essays (10/4/17)
  • Workshop #2 Memoir (10/11/17)
  • Workshop #3 Narrative Journalism I (10/18/17)
    • Guest Speaker – 5280 Editor Geoff Van Dyke and Deputy Lindsey Koehler
  • Workshop #4 Narrative Journalism II (10/25/17)

January 15, 2017 First submittions for regular critique groups due (fiction and non-fiction)

February 2018 Begin monthly critique groups (one fiction, one non-fiction) Wednesdays or Thursdays, led by designated workshop leaders.


For up-to-date information check this page:

or go to

 “Grand County Community of Writers” facebook page

This program is made possible by a grant from the Grand Foundation