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Four Questions for Ben Loory

May 21, 2018

By Andre Gianfrancesco Author Ben Loory is coming to this year's Lit Fest, and he knows a thing or two or three about...
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Summer Camp is For Girls

May 17, 2018

By Louis Miller Young Writers Program instructor Kellye Crocker writes fiction for young people and nonfiction for...
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Whose History Is It, Anyway?

May 16, 2018

“History is so subjective. The teller of it determines it.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda Truer words were never spoken…sort of....
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Our Dangerous Future

May 15, 2018

Editor's Note: Conundrum Press is re-releasing Lighthouse instructor Nick Arvin's story collection, 

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Plot Structure and the Myth of the Natural Writer (Also, Ducks)

May 11, 2018

After I decided to write my first-ever novel, I fell prey to what I call the Myth of the Natural Writer.

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In Search of a Voice and Vision: Questions for William Haywood Henderson

May 10, 2018

If you’ve ever had the good fortune to read a William Haywood Henderson novel, you’ve been treated to the fresh green

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Making the Leap to Scrivener 3.0

May 09, 2018

If you’re a writer who uses Scrivener, then you probably know the software is due for an upgrade.

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Thank YA For Being A Friend

May 08, 2018

There seems to be a prevalent feeling that young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) literature is in some way less than

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What is Emotional Chronology?

May 02, 2018

That’s a pretty great painting of a kingfisher, isn’t it? What? You don’t agree?

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A Screenwriter’s Guide to Lit Fest 2018

May 01, 2018

Screenwriter: Does Lit Fest offer classes for screenwriters? Or playwrights?

Lighthouse:  Of course!

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A YA Writer’s Guide to Lit Fest 2018

May 01, 2018

Lit Fest has YA offerings? You bet your Katniss we do!    

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A Nonfiction Writer’s Guide to Lit Fest 2018

May 01, 2018

As a nonfiction writer, you like to stick to the facts.

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A Poet’s Guide to Lit Fest 2018

May 01, 2018

You’re a poet and you know it. So how do you figure out which classes to take at Lit Fest? We’ve got you covered.

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A Fiction Writer’s Guide to Lit Fest 2018

May 01, 2018

Be honest: You like making stuff up.

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Three Questions for CAConrad

April 26, 2018

By Andre Gianfrancesco

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Because I Don’t Know Any Weak Women

April 24, 2018

At home, I have a book of fairy tales as reimagined by Ellen Douglas.

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Diversity and Discovery: The Arvada Hard Times Writing Workshop

April 20, 2018

By Patricialyn Veal

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I Found a Tribe

April 13, 2018

By Michael Fischer

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The Truth About False Names

April 10, 2018

When I teach nonfiction classes, I arrive with a list of essays to read and craft points to discuss.

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Writing the Extreme

April 03, 2018

At a book group I visited recently, someone asked if there was anything I was afraid to write about.

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Songs Aboard the Women’s Freedom Train: Writing to Be Free

March 30, 2018

“I write myself out of nightmares and into my dreams,” says Terry Tempest Williams, in her essay “Why I Write.” “I wr

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Inspiring Voices

March 28, 2018

On April 6, Lighthouse and Stories on Stage will be co-hosting 

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Can You Imagine

March 27, 2018

By Kathleen Navarich

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A Portrait in Two Parts

March 21, 2018

By Rob Moorhead

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Talking Poetry, Travel, and Mermaids with Diana Khoi Nguyen

March 20, 2018

By Andre Gianfrancesco and Louis Miller

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One

March 20, 2018

By Don Lawrence

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Grey Owl and I

March 19, 2018

By Liz Mathews