Workshops

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The 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 7-15. Workshops fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up in advance as space is limited!

Workshops are at BookBar (4280 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212) from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

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

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2020

Pre Order your Custom Valentine’s Card HERE!

February 1st 11th Annual Valentine’s Poetry at the Smiley Library

Our Annual Valentine’s Workshop Returns, in part one writers will learn the art of poetry writing and create custom cards!

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February 8th 11th Annual Valentine’s Fundraiser at BookBar

In part two our writers will craft custom poems on the spot to the patrons of BookBar and Tennyson Street. All Donations will go to Denver Writes.

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March 21st – Choose Your Own Adventure at BookBar

Learn the art of crafting stories of endless decisions and where you put the give the reader the opportunity to decide their own fate.

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April 25th – Titanic and Denver History Writing at the Molly Brown House

Join us for a tour of the famous home of the ‘unsinkable’ Molly Brown as we explore her place in history, including local Denver History AND  the 108th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic then write stories based on our experiences.

This workshop will be at a special time of 10 am to 2 pm

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May 30th – Songwriting With Bradley Weaver at BookBar

Writers will learn the art of crafting and creating a song, which will then be performed and recorded by musician Bradley Weaver

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TBD – Creative Non-Fiction at The Center on Colfax
TBD – Slam Poetry at The Center on Colfax

SIGN UP FORMS WILL BE  ONLINE SOON!

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IF YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS OR QUESTIONS EMAIL AT HELLO@DENVERWRITES.ORG


WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

To register, find a workshop that interests you and click the ‘Sign Up Here’ link where you will be directed to fill out an online form. Be sure to follow the prompts all the way through to where you are asked to ‘Submit’ to be certain your registration is completed. You will receive an email confirmation from Denver Writes within 72 hours notifying you that your registration is confirmed.

Please note that in order for us to offer the best possible experience for all writers, we will not be able to accommodate participants who show up the day of the workshop without having registered online or spoken to Denver Writes prior to the date of the workshop.

Donations

We no longer require workshop deposits. Denver Writes operates due to donations from our patrons, so we’d gratefully accept donations.

  • We suggest a $25 donation that may be paid through PayPal (follow prompts on registration form) or by check.
  • Please keep in mind that our main priority is having a place for students to write, and we do not want any financial barriers preventing students from attending. The donations are suggested.
  • If paying by check, the check may be mailed to Denver Writes

Denver Writes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible.

Denver Writes
PO Box 12256
Denver, CO 80212

Waitlists

Once a workshop is full, it will no longer be open to registration. You may, however, email Denver Writes at hello@denverwrites.org to be placed on a waitlist as cancellations do happen! We will let you know what number you are on the waitlist when you email and will then only contact you prior to the workshop if a spot opens up.

CANCELLATIONS

We want to be sure our workshops benefit as many participants as possible, so please take the time to read through our cancellation policy below.

If you need to cancel for any reason, please notify Denver Writes at least 72 hours prior to the start of the workshop so that we are able to accommodate anyone on our waitlist. If canceling less than 72 hours before the workshop, the deposit will be donated.

Of course, emergencies do happen and will certainly take that into consideration!

On rare occasions, Denver Writes will need to cancel a workshop. In these cases you will receive a full refund or the opportunity to sign up for a future workshop.

 


PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

2020

Folklore

2019

Written Gifts

Illustrations for Stories

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NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month

11th Annual Scary Stories at the Four Mile Historic Park From 4 – 8 PM

Journaling

Campfire Stories

SongWriting with Bradley Weaver

World Building

Monsters, Myths and Legends! With Author Lija Fisher!

10th Annual Valentine’s Workshop and Fundraiser

Exploration Travel Writing and Review at Casa Bonita

2018

Written Gifts and Fundraiser

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

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