Writing in Color

    Writing in Color aims to offer a more demographically complete representation of our writing community by connecting writers of color with peers to share ideas, inspirations, new work, successes, challenges, and resources to foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive writing community in Colorado. Writing in Color aims to increase visibility and publication for participants while offering a space that celebrates and welcomes the rich diversity of Colorado writers.

    Monthly Meetups

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


    The Fourth Annual Writing in Color Retreat was held August 1-4, 2022. The 2023 Retreat dates will be posted when confirmed. The Writing In Color Retreat is specifically designed to welcome, celebrate, and amplify voices of writers of color. Whether working on a novel, memoir, short fiction, poetry, or hybrid/interdisciplinary forms, our experienced faculty and guest instructors will work closely to support the writing process of our participants. The workshops focus on the creation of new works, connecting writers and their work to larger audiences, and amplifying narratives of often unheard and marginalized voices to build more equitable, just, and sustainable communities. Financial assistance is available.


    Offered annually to a person who demonstrates a passion and skill for writing, a commitment to developing their writing skills, and a clear commitment to community service, the Writing In Color Fellowship for Emerging Writers is for anyone who would benefit from a year's worth of involvement at Lighthouse but who would not be able to do so without financial support. Any adult (over 21) writer of color living in the United States, writing in any genre, who has not published a full-length manuscript is eligible to apply.  

    In order to support the skills and creative passion of emerging writers in the Lighthouse community, this fellowship is intended for emerging writers of color who have not had significant access to or experience with traditional opportunities to learn and grow in the literary world. 

    Applications for 2023 are live. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023.