Welcome to Denver Writes

We get kids to write!

Our mission is to provide young writers in the Denver area with a supportive community and creative opportunities to express themselves through writing. We achieve this by offering monthly workshops, intensive and expeditionary summer camps, and after school programs.

January Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Baitinger

Each month, Denver Writes will be a highlighting a couple of its phenomenal volunteers without which the work we do would not be possible. This is an opportunity to get to know them just a little bit better! Click here to find out what has kept Mary Baitinger coming back to Denver Writes summer camps

January Volunteer Spotlight: Dave Alexander

Each month, Denver Writes will be a highlighting a couple of its phenomenal volunteers without which the work we do would not be possible. This is an opportunity to get to know them just a little bit better! Click here to find out what Dave Alexander, who’s had that beard of varying bushiness for the last 12

Artist Spotlight: Clary Reichley

Artist Spotlight with Clary Reichley  An interview series designed to highlight the creativity, drive, and skill of the amazing students at Denver Writes, “Artist Spotlight” poses questions about writing and the writing life to authors age 8-15 and includes an excerpt from the author’s poem, story, play, comic, or essay—created in our studio at Back

Artist Spotlight: Diego Torres-Carrión

Artist Spotlight with Diego Torres-Carrión An interview series designed to highlight the creativity, drive, and skill of the amazing students at Denver Writes, “Artist Spotlight” poses questions about writing and the writing life to authors age 8-15 and includes an excerpt from the author’s poem, story, play, comic, or essay—created in our studio at Back

Artist Spotlight: Julian Tittmann

Artist Spotlight with Julian Tittmann An interview series designed to highlight the creativity, drive, and skill of the amazing students at Denver Writes, “Artist Spotlight” poses questions about writing and the writing life to authors age 8-15 and includes an excerpt from the author’s poem, story, play, comic, or essay—created in our studio at Back

Writing Workshop: Six-Word Stories (7/12/14)

We got together to write about true stories–but we could only use SIX words to do it. To warm up, we read examples of six-word stories from Not Quite What I Was Planning, Revised and Expanded Deluxe Edition: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure by Larry Smith (2008) and were surprised that an entire

Summer Writing Camp — August!

Seven students, one lead instructor, and many volunteers braved the heat this August to explore Denver with an eye for storytelling. On the first day, we read “The Blue Jar” by Isak Dinesen and brainstormed ideas for the heroes and heroines of our stories. We completed a scavenger hunt around Baker and learned how to

Published: Our Anthology from June Summer Camp (2014)

Adventure Tales & Survival Stories :: Summer Writing Camp :: June 14 – 18, 2014 Thirteen kids, one student intern, one lead instructor, and many volunteers trekked through Denver looking for inspiration for our adventure tales and survival stories. Laura Miller, our lead instructor, designed this cover for our anthology. Isn’t it cool? The images come from

Summer Writing Camp — July!

Oh my goodness did this week fly by! 11 writers (all girls) joined us in a week filled with LOTS of writing, MANY adventures, and TONS of great conversations! We built a lovely little writing community, and we trekked all over Denver to get inspired for our adventure stories. We visited the Maps and Atlases room

Writing Workshop: Flash Fiction (5/10/14)

Flash fiction, micro-fiction, sudden fiction…Whatever you’d like to call it, know this: These stories are short (and we mean short), intense (imagine a novel crossed with a haiku), and powerful (whether they’re illuminating a single moment or a whole life). We started by writing 20 word introductions about a friend, which is much harder than