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Lighthouse Reads: August Edition

August 12, 2021

Editor's Note: We'll periodically bring readers a round-up of books recommended by Lighthouse staff and faculty....
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The Writer's Guide to Late Summer Session 2021

August 04, 2021

We've got 4-week, 8-week, one day, asynchronous, in-person and virtual classes to choose from, in all genres, so what...
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Writing In Color 2021 Retreat Preview: Q&A with Serena Chopra

July 14, 2021

Editor's Note: In advance of the 2021 Writing In Color Retreat, we've asked the Faculty for a preview of their...
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The Sebald Remedy

June 27, 2017

So often, we fiction writers project a reader who is lazy, listless, or passive—who has to be seduced.

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Meet Our Terry Dodd Scholarship Winner

June 08, 2017

For the first time this year, Lighthouse was able to offer four Lit Fest fellowships to emerging writers.

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Sweet Poetry in a Foreign Tongue

May 30, 2017


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Talking with Renee Gladman

May 23, 2017

Renee Gladman's latest book of prose is titled Calamities and I can’t recall ever experiencing reading

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A World of Voices

May 16, 2017

In May I flew to New York, my former hometown, for PEN America’s 2017 World Vo

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May 10, 2017

I met Bill Knott on my first day of graduate school at Emerson College.

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An Introduction to Etgar Keret

May 01, 2017

Who is Etgar Keret?

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The Vitality of the Ballad

April 26, 2017

With the growing popularity of free verse poetry, it's been said that poetic form is dead these days. But all po

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The Storyteller

April 12, 2017

Once there was a travelling storyteller.

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Finding a Way Through

April 11, 2017

I was sitting in the middle of my living room, stacks of papers strewn out about me in a winding labyrinth—me at the

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Is This Your Emily Dickinson Year?

March 14, 2017

I’m not holding my breath for the triumphs of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.

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What is Present

March 10, 2017

In Donald Barthelme’s short story “See the Moon,” from his collection Sixty Stories, the narrator says, “Fra

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Movie

March 08, 2017

Editor's Note: There are some minor spoilers in this blog! Read with caution... :) 

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Winning History

March 01, 2017

I got an email from a friend.

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Making the Mountain: Meet the Artists

February 21, 2017

Another quarter, another Making the Mountain, another

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The Conductor: A Love Story

February 07, 2017

I fell in love with

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Small Town Texas Feminist

January 24, 2017

I grew up in Pampa, a small town in the dusty, flat Texas Panhandle.

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The Mysterious Labor of the Story

January 17, 2017

Instructor Mark Mayer is new-ish to Lighthouse, but he's old-ish to Colorado, writing, and the hard work of revision,