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.

September 15th, In-Bodied Writing with Stina French

 Denver Writes is proud to kick off our fall schedule with a different type of writing workshop, one that includes the body as much as the brain. In this workshop students will learn the art of somatic (body-based) writing, which has the power to bring writing up and out that is deeply felt and potentially cathartic. We will do simple breathing and stretching exercises alongside traditional writing and drawing exercises and share our work in circle. By slowing the mind and bringing deep attention to the breath and the body, we’ll unearth the body’s incredible hidden stories!

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October 13th – 10th Annual Scary Stories at Pandemic Theatre!

Our most requested and and anticipated workshop, and this year it’s our TENTH ANNUAL Scary Stories! Unfortunately due to the Museum of Dolls and Toys moving, we had to find a new spooky location. Writers will learn the art of writing spooky, scary, and sometimes silly stories, then record them in the eclectic theatre! This workshop will run a special time from 3 – 7 PM.

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October 27th – NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month! NaNoWriMo believes in the transformational power of creativity. Their creative writing challenge is to produce a 50,000 word novel through the month of November. Denver Writes invites writers interested in attempting the challenge of producing an entire novel (or as close to it as possible) during the month of November. Our workshop will help with brainstorming ideas, creating good writing habits, and creating a space to share your daily word count!

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November 3rd – Apply to the Denver School of the Arts

 For the third year, we present one of our most requested workshops, how to apply to the Denver School of the Arts! With advice and tips to help prepare! We’ll have a practice admission test and volunteers on hand to help review submission pieces. Our special guest instructor who is both DSA and Denver Writes alumni will talk about the application process and what to expect from the interview process. Attendees of our workshop from prior years have been accepted!

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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 a location TBD!

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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!

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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

 

2018

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