Our Workshops

2018 Events Calendar

*Please note that our normal workshops are no cost, but we do suggest a donation to Denver Writes*

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All Workshops held at BookBar from 10 AM -1 PM, unless noted.

December 15th & 22nd -Written Gifts and Fundraiser

In the return of our classic holiday workshop, with a twist! Learn how to create gifts for loved ones and create additional written gifts for the second part of our workshop the following week! From 10 -2 at Nagel Art Studios Building on the DU Campus!

December 15th SIGN UP HERE!

In the second part, young writers are invited to come to BookBar to create and sell their written gifts for holiday shoppers, will all proceeds go to Denver Writes! From 10 -1 at BookBar!

December 22nd SIGN UP HERE!

2019 Workshops and Events

January 19th – Exploration Travel Writing and Review at Casa Bonita from 10 – 2pm!

During this workshop students will be able to engage with the dying art of writing for the newspaper. Young writers will learn about two of the main types of journalistic writing: travel writing and reviews. Since Casa Bonita has the ability to transport patrons to another odd dimension the young writers will explore Casa Bonita and have an end product of a travel writing and/or review piece. Lunch is included with this workshop! Please let us know of any dietary restrictions as soon as possible!

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February  2nd & 9th – 10th Annual Valentine’s Poetry and Fundraiser

Join us for our 10th Annual Valentine’s Poetry Workshop and Fundraiser! On the first part of our Workshop, writers will learn the art and craft of several types of poems and poetry while also creating cards.

February 2nd Valentine’s Poetry Workshop

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On the second part, our writers will craft homemade personalized poems for YOU, with all donations going to  Denver Writes, cards will available to pick up at BookBar OR mailed!

February 9th Valentine’s Poetry Fundraiser

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March 2nd -Monsters, Myths and Legends! With Author Lija Fisher!

Come to this magical writing workshop where we’ll talk about the difference between myth and legend, and then spend time creating our own fables. Bring your imagination and sense of wonder because we’ll be creating our own worlds full of fantasy and whimsy!

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Lija Fisher is an author of humorous adventure novels for kids. Her debut novel, The Cryptid Catcher, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan. The book received a starred review from Booklist and was a Junior Library Guild official selection. Her follow-up novel, The Cryptid Keeper, will launch in 2019 and was written while Lija was a Writer in Residence with the Aspen Words/Catto Shaw Foundation.

April 20th – World Building

Join us to create your very own “a-world” winning fictional universe! We will explore the elements of world-building, including but not limited to geography, culture, and the laws of physics/magic in your universe, giving you the tools you need to construct a complete fantasy world, and many future worlds to come.

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May 18th – SongWriting with Bradley Weaver!

Join musician Bradley Weaver for our special Denver Day of Rock Themed Workshop. Writers will be join a multi instrumentalist to learn the art of crafting original songs!

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Summer 2019 – Campfire Stories

What’s this? Another chance to write spooky, scary, and silly stories with Denver Writes? Stay Tuned!

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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

 

2018

Apply to the Denver School of the Arts

NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month

10th Annual Scary Stories at Theatre 29!

In-Bodied Writing with Stina French

2018 Summer Camp Book Release Party & Open Mic

COMIC BOOK CREATION, A SPECIAL DENVER WRITES WORKSHOP IN FOUR PARTS

SONGWRITING WITH BRADLEY WEAVER

BIKE POETRY WITH BIKE DENVER AT COLUMBINE ELEMENTARY

TRAVEL WRITING

SCREENWRITING

9th ANNUAL VALENTINE’S POETRY AND FUNDRAISER

SLAM POETRY AND LIVE READING

 

2017

WRITTEN GIFTS AND WRITTEN GIFTS FUNDRAISER

ADDMISSION TO DENVER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

NANOWRIMO – NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH WITH LAUREN HALLSTROM

9th ANNUAL SCARY STORIES AT THE DENVER MUSUEM OF MINIATURES, DOLLS, AND TOYS

ILLUSTRATE YOUR STORY WITH JAM PUBLISHERS

CREATING NEW WORLDS

SPOKEN WORD POETRY

JOURNALISM

CREATIVE NON-FICTION

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

ILLUSTRATIONS FOR STORIES

8TH ANNUAL VALENTINE’S POETRY WORKSHOP AND FUNDRAISER

 

2016

WRITING FOR ADMISSION

SCARY STORIES

CREATING COLORFUL CHARACTERS

ILLUSTRATE YOUR STORY!

REVIEW IT! THE ART OF WRITING BOOK REVIEWS @BOOKBAR

EVERYDAY MAGIC

OUR 7TH ANNUAL POETRY FOR VALENTINE’S DAY WORKSHOP AND FUNDRAISER

THE ART OF FLASH FICTION

SONGWRITING

 

2015

SONGWRITING with Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

DENVER WRITES UNPLUGGED: MUSIC, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS

CAMPFIRE STORIES

SLAM POETRY with JOVAN MAYS

10-MINUTE PLAY IN TWO PARTS