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Denver Writing Project

Upcoming Events


Clyfford Still Museum Event: February 20, 2016

Join DWP for a day of writing and professional development at the Clyfford Still Museum on Saturday, February 20th. There are two sessions being offered.


Reading Visuals: Clyfford Still Museum Walk

We’ll meet at the Clyfford Still Museum, a single artist museum, dedicated to the life’s work of Clyfford Still, the artist who is credited with laying the groundwork for the Abstract-Expressionist movement. This setting is bound to inspire your inner writer to some creative expression.

Where: 1250 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, 80204

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Registration Fee: Free – includes a 2 hour professional development certificate: Register today

More Info: Email: or call 303-556-8394


Denver Art Museum Event: February, 20, 2016


Writing from Visuals: Denver Art Museum

Sponsored in Partnership with the Colorado Language Arts Society (CLAS)

We’ll meet in the lobby first to distribute entrance tickets, then proceed to a lecture room to write into the day and practice some activities. The rest of the afternoon will consist of a writing marathon throughout the museum, and we will close out the day by sharing some of our writing in the museum’s lecture room.

Where: 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 12:00 to 3:00 AM
Registration Fee: $25 includes museum admission and a 3 hour professional development certificate: Register today

More Info: Email: or call 303-556-8394

Please feel free to invite colleagues and friends to attend these events. You do​n’t have to be a DWP teacher to participate in our programs.

​Delicious Writing with 5280 Magazine's Amanda Faison - November 14th, 2015

Participate in a food writing seminar with Amanda Faison, the food editor for 5280 Magazine. 

Food writing involves critique, evaluation, and delicious sensory language. Come learn about this dynamic genre and discover inspiration for your own writing projects. We'll also reflect on ways we can use food writing to engage our students and meet course outcomes for all grade levels and subject areas.

Where: Auraria Campus, King Center 210

When: Saturday, November 14th from 9am-12pm.

Registration Fee: $25 includes continental breakfast and a certificate for three hours of professional development.

Online registration: ​

More Info: Email: or call 303-556-8394​


Exploring the Writing Workshop

A Seminar for K-2 Teachers


This seminar is designed to explore best practices in the writing workshop for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teachers.  

Topics include:

  • establishing and creating a writing workshop
  • mentor texts            
  • shared writing
  • interactive writing         
  • word study
  • assessment                 
  • conferring and feedback

The seminar will meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. starting in October.

Registration is $50.00 which includes a copy of the text, About The Authors by Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleveland and continental breakfast (including coffee) on October 3rd.

We ask that you make your best effort to attend all seven workshops. In the event of inclement weather, we may reschedule. We will notify you using the E-Mail address you use to register.


  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5
  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 5
  • April 9

The seminar will be held on the University of Colorado Denver campus and will be led by Keith Garvert, co-director of The Denver Writing Project.