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CLAS Journal Online

Our CLAS journal, Statement, is now online. Visit us at Statement Online. Read the most recent edition, browse archives, and learn how you can submit your writing.

CLAS Board Spotlight

Kate Farrell, our 2014-2015 CLAS President, pictured on a pleasant summer evening at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado.


Queer YA Lit Conference

Reading, Writing, and Visual Art Professional Development Opportunity

Saturday, Feb. 28th

Morning Session Hosted by DWP: Clyfford Still Museum (1250 Bannock Street in Denver) 9-11am

Our morning session is sponsored by a grant from the Clyfford Still Museum and therefore registration is free. (Space is limited to 20 people.) Includes a 2 hour professional development certificate., email​ or call 303-556-8394.

Afternoon Session Hosted by DWP and CLAS: Denver Art Museum (100 West 14th Avenue Parkway in Denver) 12-3pm

Our afternoon session is sponsored in partnership with the Colorado Language Arts Society and will take place at the Denver Art Museum. The registration fee of $25.00 will cover the cost of entering the museum, meeting space, and a wide variety of techniques for reading visuals and writing from visuals. 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. The registration fee is $25 includes museum admission and a 3-hour professional development certificate. For more info, visit, email​ or call 303-556-8394.

Denver Writing Project Summer Institute

Teachers from any content area or any level of schooling can apply to the Denver Writing Project Summer Institute. The 2015 Summer Institute meets on weekdays from Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 26 on the Auraria Campus in Denver. Participants can take the Summer Institute for 0-6 English graduate credits that can apply toward an M.A. in English or Education at the University of Colorado Denver. Participants will receive a $300 stipend to partially offset the cost associated with participating (parking, gas, mileage, food, printing/copying, etc.). We will also provide all books needed for the institute (usually one professional text and one writing craft book).

Full updated information on the DWP website:

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm. If you would like more information, contact


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