Write Denver Toolkit

“Write Denver ushered in a deeper level of community engagement for Lighthouse Writers Workshop. We wish the same for you! Whether you’re an individual or part of a larger organization, we hope the Write Denver Toolkit helps connect you to writers, creative writing teachers, and other literary, as well as monetary resources, so that you can more easily devote yourself to forming and celebrating your own literary community,” says Lighthouse Writers Workshop Community Programs Coordinator Dan Manzanares.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s Write Denver program uses community activities and workshops to get people of all ages and backgrounds writing. The resulting short stories, personal essays, and poems are then turned into literary-visual art, like haikus on parking signs and poetry wall murals—and placed around the city for others to experience and enjoy. With our toolkit, we’re helping other organizations create their own community writing programs, encouraging imagination and elevating voices that aren’t always heard. Read more about about Write Denver in their special feature and get the toolkit below.

This toolkit was created in 2018 as a partnership between artists, arts organizations, and Creative Exchange, the national program of Springboard for the Arts. Toolkit creation was supported by Colleen Powers, Nicole Rupersburg, and Nancy XiaoRong Valentine, with design support from Chad Nestor, and project management from Carl Atiya Swanson. Creative Exchange is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, and the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.