The Flatirons Literary Review is a Boulder, Colorado, purveyor of perfectly ripened, fresh-picked prose and poetry. We select the finest local writing across the genres to ensure a varied literary diet, rich with regional flavors.
Think Globally, Read Locally

Think Globally, Read Locally

A sustainable, local literary magazine
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"Check-In Words" by Paul Handley

“Check-In Words” by Paul Handley

“I think we have everybody here. Let’s get started with our check-in word. Please give your check-in words in order so Jerry can transcribe on the whiteboard,” said moderator Madelyn. “Cat.” The first response is accompanied by laughter from the speaker. “Interesting,” said Madelyn, “let’s continue.” “Good.” “Excited.” “Young.” “The youth vote is in,” said...
March 13, 2015 -- A Mixer for Writers

March 13, 2015 — A Mixer for Writers

Use any means necessary to get to the Boulder Writers’ Workshop Member Mixer, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday,  March 13, 2015.  If you want to be around other writers who “get” what you are doing, this is the place. There is a cure for cabin fever, and it involves socializing and lots of...
"In Case You Forgot" by Vivian Underhill

“In Case You Forgot” by Vivian Underhill

We stole a day. You and me, we made off like bandits with twenty-four hours, and we drove to the coast to enjoy them.  We wandered through the bayberry and beach grass, across the dunes and along the shore alone, two small stones in the rushing air, eddies in the current where the wind could hide. Clouds raced...
March 1, 2015 -- Literary Salon With Gary Alan McBride

March 1, 2015 — Literary Salon With Gary Alan McBride

Join Gary Alan McBride and local authors on Sunday, March 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. Location to be determined. The Literary Salon is fashioned after the great salons of Paris in the Eighteenth Century, and is free and open to the public. Attendees talk about their writing, solicit advice, share their experiences and keep...
"A Glimpse of Neil Himself" by Dan R. Herrick

“A Glimpse of Neil Himself” by Dan R. Herrick

I prefer recorded music to live, printed words to live readings, and movies to stage plays. I don’t need to be splashed with the drummer’s sweat to enjoy the music, or to shiver on a cold, wet stadium seat while barely being able to see the players on the field. I hate standing around and...
February 22, 2015 — Building Your Author Platform With Lori DeBoer

February 22, 2015 — Building Your Author Platform With Lori DeBoer

Lori DeBoer presents on  how to build a great author platform. She will provide the wisdom and advice of a professional who has helped hundreds of authors get published. Her knowledge will help you get your work noticed and your books sold. Lori will cover topics including which tools to use, networking advice, and wisdom...
February 18, 2015 — A Book Club for Writers

February 18, 2015 — A Book Club for Writers

Lori DeBoer’s Writing Book Club will meet on Wednesday, February 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP HERE. The book for February is Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See This book club is designed...
February 15, 2015 — Writing the Forbidden and the Hidden with Kathryn Winograd

February 15, 2015 — Writing the Forbidden and the Hidden with Kathryn Winograd

Join us on Sunday, February 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. Location to be determined. Kathryn Winograd will be presenting on how to write about the forbidden and the hidden topics in our lives. Her talk will focus on the literary “tool bag” writers can use to help write through the hard stuff. It’s not...
February 13, 2015 — Member Mixer

February 13, 2015 — Member Mixer

Celebrate the warm weather come early with a cup of coffee and great company.  Writing doesn’t have to be lonely. Come join the Boulder Writers’ Workshop to chat, commiserate, network, and eat while we take a break from writing. Meet us on Friday, February 13, 2015, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Vic’s coffee shop,...
"Oppa" by Gary Alan McBride

“Oppa” by Gary Alan McBride

The young woman appears before me, her movements elegant and precise like an exotic bird flitting nervously from branch to branch. She presses a folded piece of paper into the palm of my hand, and with a desperate whisper implores me in familiar Korean, “This is for you, Oppa. Please do the right thing.” And...
Congratulations 2014 Flatiron Award Winners

Congratulations 2014 Flatiron Award Winners

Flatirons Literary Review announced the winners of the 2014 Readers’ Choice and Editor’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Boulder, Colorado. Ellen Nordberg, winner of the Readers’ Choice Award in the personal essay category, read from her touching essay “The Ambivalent Mother.” Her refreshing and honest prose about...
February 8, 2015 — Literary Salon with Ava Klinger

February 8, 2015 — Literary Salon with Ava Klinger

Ava Klinger is hosting a Literary Salon on Sunday, February 8, 2015, from 3 to 5 p.m. Location in Boulder to be determined. Join Ava Klinger as she reads from her new book and discuss her writing process. Ava is a young adult author currently working on her debut novel. She graduated from the University of...