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12 Best Creative Writing Classes in Denver

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This directory of creative writing courses will help you find the right class for you. Simply filter by genre, price, and location to find the writing class that best fits your needs.

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So You Think You're Done?

Lighthouse Writers Workshop


Just because you've written your final chapter doesn't mean you are done writing your manuscript. This class will cover how we look at our own work with a critical eye and make the necessary changes to make it ready for submission.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Fiction, Publishing

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $95.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/so-you-think-youre...

4-Week: Writing 101

Lighthouse Writers Workshop


In this experiential, non-critiquing writing workshop, you'll immerse yourself in a wide variety of writing exercises, learn to use your journal as a creative catalyst, assess your writing strengths, set do-able writing goals, reflect on and learn from your own writing process, and discuss future Lighthouse workshop options.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Poetry, Book, Fiction, Playwriting, Screenplay, Short Story

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $225.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/4-week-writing-101...

4-Week: Craft Lessons

Lighthouse Writers Workshop


With guidance, provocation, and even solace from Deborah Levy’s brief novel August Blue, we'll write new drafts and try new directions in works in progress.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Book

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $225.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/4-week-craft-lesso...

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Writing Engaging YA

Lighthouse Writers Workshop


In this session we’ll get down to brass tacks and talk about the basics from premise to audience, voice and the plot structure/shape of your story, worldbuilding in all genres, and some tips for writing a YA series.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Book, Fiction

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $75.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/writing-engaging-y...

Hard Times Writing Workshop

Jefferson County Public Library


Telling our stories can often help process our life experiences and find new paths. This safe and supportive weekly writing workshop is free and open to all.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Fiction, Free

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Price: Free

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://jeffcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/64529c673f...


Whether we write realistic, contemporary fiction, sci-fi or fantasy, our words create pictures in readers’ minds. In this workshop with middle grade author and Denver native J.E. Thomas, you’ll learn how to select and describe the elements that matter most in your imagined world

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Kids

Level: Any

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $25.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: http://www.denverwrites.org/workshops/

Casting Characters

Lighthouse Writers Workshop


Using Tarot decks, participants will be able to create and develop the characters in their works-in-progress or stories-to-be, using the details found in the cards and tried-and-true techniques. For fiction writers, the Tarot cards can be used to unveil the unknown, whereas memoirists can use the arcana to remember what matters most about the people who populate their pages. We’ll blend this divinatory approach with concrete craft by also discussing character development as a crucial element of narrative. No Tarot knowledge needed (seriously!).

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Fiction

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $75.00

Start date: October, 2023

Website: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/casting-characters...

8-WEEK: INTRODUCTION TO POETRY WORKSHOP

Lighthouse Writers Workshop


In this introductory workshop, we'll explore ways in which sound, image, and idea conspire to create the poem. We'll support each other’s experiments and learn from the approach of other poets, with the aim of identifying what makes poems do what they do and acquiring tools for crafting our own imaginative works. There’ll be inventive exercises and plenty of feedback to get you inspired and thinking about language in new ways.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Poetry

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $380.00

Start date: October, 2023

Website: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/8-week-introductio...

8-WEEK: WORKS IN PROGRESS—PROSE

Lighthouse Writers Workshop


This generative course is an ideal fit for intermediate and advanced writers of prose at any point of their projects. Writers will leave the course with eight starts to eight new pieces of fiction or nonfiction, a deeper knowledge of craft, and some preliminary input and feedback designed to help lead writers further into the next phases of their projects' lives.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Fiction, Nonfiction

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $385.00

Start date: October, 2023

Website: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/8-week-works-progr...

Novel Bootcamp I—Your Story

Lighthouse Writers Workshop


Writing a novel (or memoir) is a huge undertaking. Don’t worry; help is here. The “Bootcamp” is a four-part series of four-week workshops designed to help you get a handle on the process.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Book, Fiction

Level: Any

Course length: 1 session (2 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $240.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.lighthousewriters.org/workshop/4-week-novel-b...

Introduction to Poetry and Storytelling

Lighthouse Writers Workshop


Podcasts and audio storytelling have become important pillars of the media industry. Communicating stories verbally and with added sounds or music is an ever-evolving art form, but the best audio stories—and interviews—come to life through a set of core skills. In this introductory class we’ll learn those skills.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Fiction

Level: Any

Course length: 1 session (2 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $240.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.lighthousewriters.org/workshop/4-week-introdu...

10-hour Write-A-Thon

Lighthouse Writers Workshop


Writers of all genres and experience levels are invited to join us for a 10-hour Write-a-Thon. Bring a snack for the potluck (no nuts please), and kick off your new year writing projects in style. We'll provide the coffee. No classes, no networking, no readings. Just writing!

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Denver

Categories: Fiction

Level: Any

Course length: 1 session (10 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $5.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.lighthousewriters.org/workshop/10-hour-write-...

So you’re looking for creative writing classes in Denver

Look no further: it might not feel like it, but creative writing classes in Denver might be closer to you than you think.

This directory of the best writing courses in Denver is meant to help you locate the right one for yourself.  We’ve included filters for price and genre so that you can quickly sort through the writing classes. And before you commit to any one writing class, consider the following questions:

  • Who is the instructor?
  • What is the price of the writing course?
  • How far away is the writing course in Denver? Is there a remote alternative?
  • How long could the course last?

Got any questions about finding the right writing class in Denver for you? Feel free to reach out to us at service@reedsy.com. Good luck!

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