Founded in 2017, The Nearby Universe is a creative writers’ group open to Pikes Peak State College faculty, admin, and staff from all divisions and disciplines who would like to get feedback on their work, offer feedback to colleagues, discuss issues related to writing and publishing, and encourage each other’s growth as writers of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. The group is not for students, writers not employed at PPSC, or hard nonfiction/research writing.

Our group is a safe space for creators of all levels of experience. Group meetings and workshops, which are virtual these days, are held monthly. We also hold at least one write-in per year, either at a coffee shop or virtually. We welcome new members—to join the group, come to a meeting.

Brook Bhagat is the founder and facilitator of the group and the editor of this website.