“Contestant number three, please step up to the microphone.”

If you were ever a “word nerd” in elementary or middle school, you probably remember the feeling you got when you were a finalist in your school’s spelling bee. The rush of spelling “onomatopoeia” right when your opponents failed; the joy you got advancing to the next round and maybe you even got to taste the sweetness of victory as you hoisted a first place trophy jubilantly over your head.

The Denver Spelling Bee wants adults to be able to recreate that sort of fun and pride over the course of one evening in April.

Only we want to make it better.

What can you expect at the Denver Spelling Bee besides increasingly difficult-to-spell words? Get ready to dine, drink and dance while you spell the night away! We’ve got some fantastic sponsors, as well as an incredible charity partner: Burning Through Pages.

What can you expect to be absent from the Denver Spelling Bee? The wool sweater vest your mother bought you from JC Penney’s so that you looked presentable when you asked to have the word “bureaucratic” used in a sentence.

It’s our goal to raise awareness for the importance of youth and adult literacy throughout the evening and, of course, have a great time mingling and laughing while doing so.

About Burning Through Pages
Burning Through Pages is a non-profit organization based out of Denver, CO dedicated to the advocacy of reading and writing for our city’s youth. The working concept of Burning Through Pages is that the literature assigned by public and private schools, while important, contains dated prose and often antiquated ideals. While the classics are classics for a reason, they are not always easily relatable to the current generation reading them. That’s where they come in. Burning Through Pages is here to introduce new and updated literature to Denver’s youth. They buy books, give them away, and take the time to talk about them with the youth that are reading these books.