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

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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December 11, 2013  

Inside the Writer's Studio is the popular and unpredictable on-stage, unscripted conversation between studio guest Jennifer Egan and Lighthouse Program Director Andrea Dupree. Gossip could be leaked. Craft secrets uncovered. Listen in on the fun!

Jennifer Egan is the author of The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, Emerald City and Other Stories, and, most recently, The Keep, a national bestseller. Her novel A Visit From the Goon Squad, published in 2010, received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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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 October 2013 Draftees are:

  • Rodney Bell (personal essay)
  • Ashley Hastings (young adult)
  • Sarah Fisher (short story)
  • Madelyn Garner (poetry)
  • Dan Manzanares (novel)
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December 11, 2013  

Lighthouse's second Alice Maxine Bowie fellowship winner Courtney Zenner finished off her year of fully sponsored workshops, agent meetings, and week away in Grand Lake, with a party and reading in the Lighthouse Grotto. Program Director Andrea Dupree then crowned the new poetry "fellow" Kimberly O'Connor. The night ended with the audience getting a taste of Kimberly's fellowship-winning project.

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August 30, 2013  

The Participant Readings are always a Lit Fest treat. This year is no different. Listen in on this second of three installations of the Lit Fest participants reading. A spectrum of work proceeds, showcasing the depth and variety of the Lighthouse community. Hosted by the illustrious Lighthouser J.D. Frey this reading series will brighten anyone's day.

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August 30, 2013  

With Amanda Rea, Nick Arvin, Jenny Shank and Missouri Review editor Michael Nye

In Francine Prose’s manifesto for Harper’s, “Scent of a Woman’s Ink,” she tried to unpack Norman Mailer’s contention that he could “sniff out the ink of the women.” (He didn’t like what he smelled.) Every year the statistics are pretty bald: women get published less than men, reviewed less than men, and yet they’re the ones overwhelmingly buying books and reading them. What’s the story, here? Are fewer women writing? Are fewer submitting? Or are they treated differently by readers and the industry alike? Come with your own opinions and listen to our esteemed panel hash out this timeless question.

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