write-on-november-is-national-novel-writing-month-a5349cc216The heart of Denver Writes’ programming has always been weekend workshops where students come together to write around a central theme with a community of writers. Each workshop combines creativity with education and community building.

Workshops are taught by volunteers in our writing community who have a wealth of unique ideas and creativity to share with the remarkable young writers who attend! Each year, we offer a wide variety of topics and are always looking to the kids to give us their ideas on what interests them!

Workshops are for students ages 8-15. Workshops fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up in advance as space is limited!

Workshops are at Back Space at Metropolis Coffee (1 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209) or BookBar (4280 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212) from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

2017 Fall Programming Calendar

*Please note that we have changed our policy, we no longer require a deposit, instead we suggest a donation to Denver Writes*

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Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

September 9th – Illustrate Your Story with Special Guests JAM Publishing

In this exciting workshop writers will create original illustrations and stories to go with them.


October 14th – Our 9th Annual Scary Stories at  The Denver Museum of Dolls, Toys, and Minatures from 4 -7

In our favorite and most requested workshop learn the art of scary stories while exploring the features of the rooms of the museum, and then record their stories in the spooky attic!


October 28th – NaNoWriMo Workshop With Special Guest Lauren Hallstrom

In our Exciting workshop we invite all of our aspiring novelist or return novelists to learn the tips and techniques to start novel writing and also learn ways to stay motivated thought the month of November! With Special Guest Young Adult Lauren Hallstrom

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November 11th – Admission to Denver School of the Arts

In the return of this requested workshop, learn how to apply to for schools like Denver School of the Arts, with special guest Volunteer to talk about the application process and what to expect.

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December 9th – Written Gifts

In the return of our holiday workshop, with a twist learn how to create gifts for loved ones and help create written gifts for part two fundraiser

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December 16th -Written Gifts Fundraiser

In the second part of our workshop our young writers are invited to come to BookBar to create our more written gifts to the holiday shoppers, all proceeds go to Denver Writes


All Workshops are Held at BookBar from 10 -1 unless noted.



Learn how to register here and check out our list of  workshops!