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For Immediate Release

March 14, 2008


Boulder Writers Alliance Launches Student Memberships

Low-Cost Membership Option Provides Opportunities for Students

BOULDER, Colo. -- The Boulder Writers Alliance (BWA), the region's leading trade group for professional communicators, recently launched a new low-cost membership option for students. Students can now join BWA for a yearly cost of just $15.00, compared to the full $50.00 membership rate for established professionals.

"This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in technical and commercial writing, or related fields," said Marella Colyvas, BWA President. "We have a strong, vibrant community of professionals who willingly provide personal experience, technical advice, and solutions."

Student Membership Includes Comprehensive Benefits

BWA membership benefits include professional networking, an online database listing, a printed membership directory, use of member logos, a yearly Expo event, occasional workshops, exclusive job postings, subscriptions to BWA e-mail lists, and bimonthly educational programs.

The next program is being held Tuesday, March 25, 2008. "E-mail Marketing Basics" is being presented by author John Arnold, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with networking starting at 6:00 p.m. The program is at NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research), 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. This event is free and open to the public.

Student members also gain valuable experience through their yearly volunteer requirement. Volunteering for a BWA project or committee lets students work with industry professionals. Students gain new skills, make new contacts, and have the opportunity for mentoring by established professionals.

Established professional BWA members include editors, technical writers, marketing communications experts, magazine writers, graphic artists, multimedia producers, and Web publishers.

Students Can Join BWA Online

Students can quickly join BWA by registering online. To register online, browse to and then click Join Now. Once the registration form is submitted, with the student membership option enabled, online payment can be made securely using PayPal or a major credit card.

For more information on student memberships or joining online, simply e-mail

"BWA members have so much practical knowledge to offer, and having students in the program will allow both to benefit," said Kathy Leftwich, BWA Membership Chairperson. "Plus, joining BWA online could not be easier."

About BWA

The Boulder Writers Alliance (BWA) is a nonprofit organization of communications professionals in Boulder and throughout Colorado. Members specialize in all facets of writing and communications, including technical and marketing writing, fiction and journalism, editing, graphic arts, multimedia, and the World Wide Web. The BWA provides education, networking, and marketing opportunities for members, and connects writers with employers through the BWA Web site (

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