3:00 PM15:00

Writing the West @AMWA: Reading & Installation

@American Museum of Western Art--The Anschutz Collection, 1727 Tremont Place
Join us at the American Museum of Western Art for this spectacular event where artistic expression is celebrated, and art and writing join forces to explore the beauty of the West. Celebrate writings inspired by the artworks at the American Museum of Western Art. In this culminating Write Denver event, local writers that attended the summer “Writing the West” workshops here at AMWA will read their beautiful works alongside the paintings that inspired them. Following the reading we will enjoy a happy hour in the museum galleries, where you can mingle with the writers and explore Western art while enjoying a refreshing drink and a small bite to eat.

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to Jul 2

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

@Clayton St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
CherryArts (Colorado Events & Education) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide access to art experiences and support arts education in Colorado. Along with the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival and CherryArts Festival at Stanley, CherryArts fulfills its year-round art education and outreach mission through programs including the Mobile Art Gallery, Artist in Residence programs and the Janus Student Art Buying Program.

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to Apr 30

Doors Open Denver

@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street
Doors Open Denver (DOD) is an annual two-day event that provides opportunities for residents and visitors to explore our city, creating meaningful connections to the built environment and promoting quality design. Each spring, the Denver Architectural Foundation (DAF) inspires the community to connect, through self-guided (free) or expert-guided (fee-based) tours of Denver’s unique spaces, including high-profile, historic and/or artistic feats of architecture and design. Doors Open Denver tells the story of where Denver is, where it has been and where it’s going.

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to May 12

The Write Age [for anyone age 50+]

@Eisenhower Recreation Center, 4300 E. Dartmouth Avenue
Feel the urge to write? What are the life-memories you want to pass along? What are the fictional stories you’re burning to get down on paper? What are the poems inside of you seeking the light of day? Work with facilitators from Lighthouse to put your stories on the page. Open to all ages 50 and up; no previous writing experience necessary. Free! Program space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register, contact Eisenhower Recreation Center at 720.865.0730. (Even those who have attended previous sessions of The Write Age must phone to register.)

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1:00 PM13:00

The Gathering Place [for women and children experiencing homelessness]

@The Gathering Place's 3rd Floor Art Room, 1535 High Street
Join us for a six-week course on writing stories and short memoirs with a published author and creative writing teacher from Lighthouse. Mentorship & one-on-one help with your writing. Snacks provided. A short story contest will also be held and winners will be selected by your peers at The Gathering Place and be given a gift card and have the stories published. The Gathering Place is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.

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3:00 PM15:00

Hard Times Writing Workshop [for people experiencing homelessness, extreme poverty, mental illness, or hard times]

@Central Library's Level 1 Book Club Room, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Telling our stories can often help us process our life experiences and find new paths. Join us for a safe and supportive writing workshop that's free and open to all. Writing prompts, tools, and refreshments provided.

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12:30 PM12:30

Picture Me Here [for refugees and New Americans]

Mondays and Wednesdays, January 18 thru March 6, 12:30 to 2:30 PM
@Emily Griffith Technology College, 1860 Lincoln Street
Tell your story with photos and words! This creative writing and photography class will teach you how to take photos and create stories that share your personal experience. It’s a great way to practice your English and improve your technical skills at the same time. The class is free and cameras are provided but space is limited! Visit picturemehere.org to sign up today. Questions? Visit the ESL office or email pmhwritedenver@gmail.com. This class is provided by Picture Me Here, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and Write Denver.

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