Lighthouse Writers Workshop Podcast Podcasts from Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Colorado’s leading independent creative writing center.

May 19, 2014  

The Draft Reading Series celebrates the diverse and talented writing in our workshops that hovers around a given theme. They happen once per eight-week session--every winter, spring, late summer, and fall.

Writers in workshops are drafted by instructors and sent to the front lines to read their work.

The May 2014 Draftees are:

  • Susanna Donato, Memoir
  • Jay Kenney, Poetry
  • Jennifer Wortman, Online Experimental Forms
  • Mary Foley, YA Novel

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May 19, 2014  

On April 25, at Su Teatro, Lighthouse held The Big Read Closing Party: Vagabond Happy Hour. This free event was part minstrel show, part mini-lecture, part art-show, part reading, and part shindig. Lighthouse and its collaborators had spent the past few months being inspired by Housekeeping, the nuanced and beautiful book by Marilynne Robinson. At the Closing Party we celebrated and honored the winners of the Big Read photo and writing contests, and guests also enjoyed the creative work inspired by Housekeeping, which included films, poems, stories, paintings, sculpture, and more.

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May 19, 2014  

Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s Book Project is an intensive, two-year program for writers of book-length manuscripts (novel, narrative nonfiction, memoir, short story collections). Launched in the fall of 2013, the project has seen its first group of 18 (12 fiction writers, 6 memoirists) complete their first year—to stunning results.

During the past year there were a number of Book Project weekend intensives held at Lighthouse. At the April 25th Book Project intensive, projecteers listened in as their mentors, William Haywood Henderson, Erika Krouse, Brad Wetzler, and BK Loren discussed craft topics and gave genre-specific presentations.

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If you’ve never heard our young writers present their work, you’re in for a treat. We’ve drafted a number students from our in-house and outreach workshops to present their original fiction, poetry and nonfiction (and when we say original, we mean it). Come and listen in on the future of writing. Leave inspired.

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May 19, 2014  

The Draft Reading Series celebrates the diverse and talented writing in our workshops that hovers around a given theme. They happen once per eight-week session--every winter, spring, late summer, and fall.

Writers in workshops are drafted by instructors and sent to the front lines to read their work.

The March 2014 Draftees are:

  • Katie Boland, Short Fiction
  • Beth Brinsfield, Experimental/Hybrid Forms
  • Rachel Maizes, Narrative Nonfiction
  • Ray Kemble, Personal Essay
  • Claire Trainor (Young Writer)

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February 26, 2014  

Creative types aren't always good with numbers. That's why we wrangled our favorite CPA into explaining (free of charge) the nuts and bolts of taxes for writers. Topics will include: possible deductions, hobby loss rules, whether or not to form an LLC, what records you need to keep, and how to keep them.

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February 26, 2014  

Guests enjoyed a dramatic reading of excerpts from Housekeeping by Stories on Stage, picked up copies of the novel, signed up for book discussions and writing workshops, and viewed the art in the McNichols Civic Center building. Featured speakers included community leaders and Jamie Van Leeuwen (Governor Hickenlooper's Deputy Chief of Staff).

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February 26, 2014  

Lighthouse instructor and Beacon Award winner, David Rothman reads and discusses his new book Living the Life: Tales from America's Mountains & Ski Towns. In thirty-eight tales of adventure and self-discovery, adrenaline and honesty, David reveals the soul skier's raison d’être: to find exhilaration, faith, grief, laughter, love, and everything else that truly matters in the heart of the mountains.

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February 26, 2014  

For those new to Denver or just curious about what happens at 1515 Race, here's your chance to create a mental blueprint of all that is Lighthouse. We welcome all newbies (and those interested in returning to the fold). Get initiated into the program with an introduction of Lighthouse given by Executive Director Michael Henry; meet other Lighthousers and instructors; sample some light eats and drinks; and enjoy a reading by faculty members:

  • Richard Froude
  • Paula Younger
  • Victoria Hanley
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December 11, 2013  

The Draft Reading Series celebrates the diverse and talented writing in our workshops that hovers around a given theme. They happen once per eight-week session--every winter, spring, late summer, and fall.

Writers in workshops are drafted by instructors and sent to the front lines to read their work.

The December 2013 Draftees are:

  • Beth Nelson (experimental/hybrid)
  • Greg Hybbeneth (screenwriting)
  • Alejandra Myerston (essay)
  • Jan Thomas (novel)
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