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You’ve got plans! So many different ideas and ambitious plans. How do you get your brain to move from poetry to prose, fiction to nonfiction, drama to social media posts? How do you have, you know—a life—in between? Listen to writers Elisa Gabbert, Peter Parnell, Khadijah Queen, and Erika T. Wurth discuss time management and planning, writing, and …
 
We’re living through dark times that require vigilance in the face of climate change, rampant poverty and homelessness, political strife, and so much more, so is art even necessary? How do we justify spending time making and consuming art when we should be at a protest or making money? What does art even do?On a rainy evening in June (in Denver, an…
 
Listen to new Lighthouse faculty member Mathangi Subramanian read from her novel, "A People's History of Heaven." To learn more about Mathangi, her recent book recommendations, and what courses she's teaching, visit The Lookout: https://www.lighthousewriters.org/blog/new-faculty-spotlight-book-mathangi-subramanian…
 
On Wednesday, November 6, this fall's Big Read program culminated in an on-stage reading and interview with Julia Alvarez and Kali Fajardo-Anstine for Inside the Writer's Studio, co-presented by the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Preceded by a performance by Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre, the two authors read from their award-winning…
 
On September 21, Lighthouse welcomed back former Denver Poet Laureate and Beacon Award for Excellence in Teaching instructor Chris Ransick for a book release and homecoming celebration. Chris read from his latest collection of poems, "Mummer Prisoner Scavenger Thief," as well as from his numerous other books. Prior to the reading, we recorded a num…
 
On Friday, August 9, Lighthouse hosted acclaimed memoirists and novelists Michelle Tea (author of over a dozen books, including "Against Memoir") and Esmé Weijun Wang (author of "The Collected Schizophrenias") at the Ricketson Auditorium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for Inside the Writer's Studio. The two authors read from their award…
 
Lighthouse welcomed 2019 Fort Lyon resident writers Michael Fischer and Sarah Shotland for a reading and audience Q&A, where they read some of their own work, some Fort Lyon residents' work, and discussed the residency and their experiences. You can learn more about the Fort Lyon Writer-in-Residence program at lighthousewriters.org/fort-lyon.*Conte…
 
On a stormy afternoon under the Lit Fest tent, we recorded Veterans Writing Award Special Mention Ryan Lanham and Veterans Writing Award winner Nathaniel Blaesing read short selections of their work.Ryan read Clearing Instructions for the M-4 Series Weapon. Nathaniel read a piece called Afterword and a short piece titled Building A Nest.Read more a…
 
On March 19, we hosted Kevin Young, author of "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts," at the Mary Harris Auditorium at Rocky Mountain School of Art + Design for Inside the Writer's Studio. Young read from his work and then joined journalist Tina Griego on stage for a conversation about the intersection of fact, fiction…
 
On July 28, we hosted Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, at the Holiday Theater at Highlands Church for Inside the Writer's Studio. The Shirley Jackson Award-winning author read from her work and then joined Alexander Lumans on stage for a conversation about writing, followed by an audience Q&A.…
 
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