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SUMMER CAMPS 2024

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JUNE

June 10th – 14th Choose Your Own Adventure

JULY

July 8th – 12th Poetry

July 15th – 19th Fresh, Fun, Fantastic Fantasy Sci-Fi


We plan on offering four camps this year with our partners at Second Star to the Right Books and The Bookies Bookstore. Look for announcements very soon!



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.

This year all of our camps will be held at Second Star to the Right Books,  1455 S. Pearl Street. We will go on field trips to places around the 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!


2015 Camps

TALL TALES & FAIRY TALES

WIDE WORLD OF JOURNALISM

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

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

2022 Camps

FANTASTIC FANTASY

CRAFTING IRRESISTIBLE CHARACTERS

2023 Camps

WRITE YOUR NOVEL WITH JC PETERSON

STORYTELLING THROUGH ILLUSTRATION WITH LAUREN ZURCHER