Community Engagement Goes Virtual

With all the rapid changes unfolding over the last week, and the continuing uncertainty around the future, we think the need for reading and writing is more important than ever. As your friendly neighborhood literary center, we’d like to spend the next month or so filling your newsfeeds with a little more light and art.

To this end, we’re working up a way to spread a little Lighthouse inspiration each day, from daily writing prompts and lessons from our incredible faculty to write-ins, archive snapshots, and live readings from authors on tour, Lighthouse instructors, and community members. 

Find below the schedule of what to expect and when to tune in. And don't forget about our regular Friday events (Queer Creatives, Friday 500, and Writing in Color).

Weekly Schedule to begin Monday, March 23

  • Every morning, Monday-Friday: Adult Writing Prompt (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook). Need a little inspiration? Check out these daily writing prompts gathered from our brilliant faculty.

  • Every morning, Monday-Friday: Youth and Family Writing Prompt (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook). Our youth program directors, Kim and Roxanne, put together this list of writing prompts the whole family can do together.

  • Monday through Friday: Daily Virtual Write-In on Zoom, 9:45 AM to 12:15 PM. Need a little community for your daily writing time? Or need some structure to create daily writing time? Jump in on any day that works for you (or all of them) and write with a group of us. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

  • Monday through Friday (Excluding Wednesday): Several days a week, "Throw Me a Line," a new short video interview with an author, will be posted on the Lighthouse YouTube channel.

  • Tuesday: Writers with Answers: Writing Advice from Lighthouse Faculty posted on The Lookout.

  • Wednesday: 10 Minute Virtual Book Reviews Through a Crafting Lens with book reviewer and Lighthouse faculty member Jenny Shank on the Lighthouse YouTube channel.

  • Thursday: Throwback Thursday: Check out these treasures from the Lighthouse Archives on The Lookout.

  • Friday: Virtual Happy Hour Readings featuring authors with recently released books via Facebook Live and Zoom (the link won't work until 15 minutes prior), 5:00 to 6:00 PM; Virtual Youth Open Mic each Friday 3:30 to 4:30 PM via Zoom.

    • Friday, May 29: Gretchen Berg, Christopher Kondrich, and FelixFast4wrd. Register here.

  • Saturday: Writers with Answers: Writing advice from Lighthouse Faculty posted on The Lookout.

  • Sunday: Lighthouse Reads on Instagram. Book recommendations from Lighthouse faculty.