Summer Camps

DENVER WRITES SUMMER CAMP 2022 SCHEDULE NOW AVALIABLE!

 

What is it like to attend a Denver Writes Summer Writing Camp?

These camps are for kids, like you, who like to write. You don’t have to be good at writing, you certainly don’t have to get good grades in writing, and we accept all kinds of handwriting, but you have to LIKE TO WRITE. Otherwise, things might be a drag.

Our home base is at BookBar at 4280 Tennyson Street. We will go on field trips to places around the Berkeley neighborhood and throughout Denver to get inspired to express ourselves in positive ways with the best words we can find.

Also, we publish a summer camp anthology that you help author. We want you to see new things, think new thoughts, and then write new stories to share with the world.

Join us, if you dare. Space is limited!

 

Summer Camps 2022

This year to save paper, each camp has it’s own unique sign up link, please be careful with signing up.


I Need A Hero: Exploring the Hero’s Journey for ages 10 – 14
JUNE 13th – 17th
From 9 am – 3 pm, reading last day of Camp from 3 – 4 pm

at the Nagel Art Studios (on the DU Campus) 2121 E. Asbury Ave, Denver 80210
Instructor: Erin Christian

Call to action! In this camp our writers will be tasked with taking on learning the origins of one of the oldest parts of the form of storytelling, The Hero’s Journey, then using that knowledge to craft their own tales.

Bring your own lunch for this camp as Denver Writes will NOT be providing lunch, except for the last day, but we will have snacks available every day. This camp includes a field trip on Wednesday June 15th! Cost of this camp is $350. Scholarships and partial scholarships are available.

SIGN UP HERE

Fantastic Fantasy! for Ages 8 – 12
JULY 11th – 15th
From 10 am – 2 pm, Reading last day of camp from 5 – 6 pm

At BookBar 4280 Tennyson Street Denver 80212
Instructor: Rachel Echsner

Join Denver Writes for this week long journey through fantastic worlds of fantasy. Authors will explore the magical, the mythical, the adventurous, and more and then craft a tale from what they discover.

For this camp Denver Writes and BookBar will be providing lunches, please provide us with dietary restrictions. Cost of this camp is $350. Scholarships and partial scholarships are available.

SIGN UP HERE

Crafting Irresistible Characters! for Ages 12 – 16
JULY 18th – 22nd
From 10 am – 2 pm, Reading last day of camp from 5 – 6 pm

At BookBar 4280 Tennyson Street Denver 80212
Instructor: Heather Sappenfield

Favorite book characters: What makes you adore them? This camp will first scout out the traits and elements that shape irresistible characters. Then it will explore the ways that character creates story and interacts with plot. It will journey along the threads of setting, point of view, voice/tone, symbolism and theme. Each day, participants will experiment with this evolving map of craft, using it to write their own new characters or to enhance established ones.

For this camp Denver Writes and BookBar will be providing lunches, please provide us with dietary restrictions. Cost of this camp is $350. Scholarships and partial scholarships are available.

SIGN UP HERE!


2015 Camps

TALL TALES & FAIRY TALES

WIDE WORLD OF JOURNALISM

BOOKCAMP: WRITE. PUBLISH. PARTY (aka, write, publish and bind your very own book!)

2016 Camps

2017 Camps

WRITE YOUR MEMOIR

ONE AND DONE: ONE ACT PLAYS

FANTASTIC FAIRY TALES AND HOW TO WRITE THEM

2018 Camps

NOVEL WRITING BOOT CAMP

WRITE YOUR NOVEL WITH AUTHOR MELISSA SAVAGE

2019 Camps

DIGGING DEEP: UNEARTHING THE HEART OF YOUR CHARACTER WITH AUTHOR INGRID PALMER

MARVOULOUS MYSTERIES

GROTESQUELY GOTHIC: HARROWING HORROR 101

HI-FI SCI-FI: SCIENCE FICTION WRITING

2020 Camps

NOVELING 101

STORY MAGIC!

SCI-FI AND STEAMPUNK

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