EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bread & Poetry

Bread & Poetry: A Community Writing Workshop + Reading at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

Please join us at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant Sunday February 25th 4-6 pm for a community writing workshop, followed by an open-mic reading with Sidewalk Poets workshop participants and featured reader: local poet and legend, Jovan Mays. There will also be a live Ethiopian dance performance.

Help us celebrate the East Colfax StoryWalk, share the healing power of writing, and support local businesses in the East Colfax neighborhood. Amazing Ethiopian food and drink will be available for purchase so come ready to eat, drink, and write!

Hope to see you there! Open to all, bring your friends!

WORD PLAY: A Game Night for Good

WORD PLAY: A Game Night for Good 
A FUNdraiser for local arts nonprofit, Sidewalk Poets!

Join us Friday April 12th, 6-9 pm at local watering hole, Number 38. There will be drinks, apps, a wacky word game, silent auction and more! 

Your ticket includes a drink, appetizers, entrance into the game, and a tax-deductible donation to support Sidewalk Poets’ important community work. Additional food + drinks available for purchase at Number 38’s multiple-taproom experience and chef-created casual food stands. 

Get your tickets here! 

Tickets: $38 in advance, $45 at the door

Can’t make it to the event? You can still support! Donate your ticket or make a donation! You can also participate in the online silent auction. THANK YOU for your support! 

All are welcome, bring your friends!

Buy your ticket today!

PAST EVENTS

East Colfax StoryWalk

September 4th 9:30 am – 12:00 pm 

Beginning at McNichols Park 1700 Roslyn St Denver CO 80220 

Sidewalk Poets is very excited to announce our new writing/art installation project–The East Colfax StoryWalk! 

Over the past year, we have been hosting creative writing workshops in the East Colfax neighborhood, and will showcase these poems in art installations throughout the area–on signs and electrical box wraps on street corners and parks–in multiple languages and some with audio recordings via qr codes. 

We’re also hosting a communal walk/roll to experience the walk together, featuring live readings from StoryWalk authors, as well as some guided writing prompts. 

We’ll walk a leisurely pace for a 2.5 mile loop, pausing to read and write. Wheelchairs, walkers, strollers welcome. Walk departs McNichols Park at 10 am. 

Come out and join us, Monday September 4, 2023 (Labor Day) 9:30 am – 12:00 pm!

The StoryWalk is supported by Denver Arts and Venues PS You Are Here Program. 

We’d also like to thank our sponsors, RiNo Sign Works, CHFA, Denver CALC, and artists Eileen Roscina and Buenas Causes Studio. 

International Market Night at McNichols Park

We had a blast hosting a booth and a reading at East Colfax Community Collective’s International Market Nights this summer!

The nights were a gorgeous celebration of the diverse cultural heritage of the neighborhood. And the August event featured a reading by incredible poets from the Sidewalk Poets’ community–including workshop participants Titi Christian, Maria Corral, Ashley Elementary (former) student, Jjaziel Valdez, and SP board member, Erika DeShay. Videos of the reading coming soon!

Book Launch Party at Lady Justice Brewing

What an amazing community! So many wonderful folks came out to support and help us celebrate the book release of Abby Templeton Greene’s new book of poetry, A Blue House to Sleep In A big thank you to Lady Justice for hosting us and being such an amazing community space! 

Abby's Book Release!

We are very excited to announce that Abby’s book, A Blue House to Sleep In has gone to print! If you purchased a book it should be coming in the mail soon. If you want to purchase a book please do so here. All proceeds go to Sidewalk Poets programming. 

Readings to come, learn more here: www.abbytempletongreene.com

Sidewalk Poets Launch Party Fundraiser

We are still glowing from our first fundraiser where we created community, shared story and raised money to do this work! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us!

Abby's
Reading:

Courtney's
Reading: 

Readers
(Melinda Medina, paparouna, Christian Steward):

A Night of Storytelling with Denver Family Institute

Sidewalk Poets assisted The Denver Family Institute with their yearly fundraiser by facilitating various storytelling centers throughout the event. We were honored to be part of this amazing organization that believes in quality, equitable therapy for ALL. We also used the words written by participants to create a collage poem, check out the video of us presenting it!

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