Queer Creatives

    Queer Creatives focuses on queer writers and makers in Colorado. We aim to connect queer creatives with peers because we know that LGTBQIA+ lives are enriched and affirmed through collective storymaking and storysharing. No matter how your creativity manifests, no matter how your queerness manifests, this is a space for you! At Lighthouse Writers Workshop, we aim to offer a more demographically complete representation of our writing community, offering a space that celebrates and welcomes the rich diversity of Colorado writers.

    Make sure that you sign up for our mailing list (select the Queer Creatives box) to be notified of updates and future programs and events.

     

    Monthly Meetups

    Lighthouse hosts monthly meetups to provide a forum for queer writers to share the stories of their writing, including lessons learned, workshops, panel discussions, and their relationships with their writing and the writing world. Queer Creatives sessions currently take place on Zoom and focus on responding to a writing prompt and sharing out as desired. 

    Retreat

    We are thrilled to announce that the first Annual Queer Creatives Retreat was held October 14-16, 2022! The 2023 Retreat dates will be posted when confirmed. 

    The Queer Creatives Retreat is open to writers of all genres and creatives of all types who identify as members of LGBTQIA+ communities. We also welcome folks who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation and those who are in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ communities. Our intention is to center LGBTQIA+ people at the retreat.

    Throughout the weekend we will have in-person and online programming led by our experienced faculty for adults (18+) and young writers (ages 13-24). Whether you are working on a novel, short story, nonfiction, poetry, or hybrid creation, there will be something for everyone. In addition to writing workshops, you are invited to join us for free evening events including readings, a sliding scale community dinner, and a keynote address by Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, Ashley Cornelius.