Join Atlas Obscura Society Denver for a celebration of lock picking, history, and the illusion of security.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop @ 1515 Race St, Denver, CO 80206

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Our expert will demonstrate his impressive skill set while sharing the tricks of the trade, and attendees will leave with their own pick set and transparent lock for practice.

For anyone who has ever felt compelled to discover what lies just behind that locked door, this night is for you. Join us to learn about the competitive world of locksport, an abbreviated history of seminal moments in lock picking, and of course how to get started picking your own.

By the end of this workshop, attendees will:
Learn how to pick basic locks through instruction and hands-on practice.
Gain experience on more advanced locks using our expert's own diverse lock library.
Acquire their very own lock-picking set to take home and continue practicing on.
Develop an understanding of the history, design and functionality of the most common locks in North America: Pin Tumblers, Wafers, and Disc Detainers.
Earn a new appreciation for the long history of security engineering.



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