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Not Someone Else's Thing

August 14, 2019

By Lit Fest 2019 Intern Andrea Day Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts written by Lit Fest 2019...
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A Year In the Young Authors Collective

August 13, 2019

Editor's note: Applications for the 2019-2020 Young Authors Collective are due August 24. Learn more and apply here....
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What a Teacher Gains

August 05, 2019

Editor's Note: Young writers in grades 3-12 who've taken a Lighthouse workshop (either in-house, online, or off-site)...
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Meet Melissa Lucero McCarl

August 09, 2017

Playwright Melissa Lucero McCarl is no stranger to the loca

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Five Misconceptions About Writing Children’s Picture Books

August 08, 2017

New writers often assume a few things about what it takes to draft a picture book ...

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Voice: Why Publishers Want It

August 01, 2017

Singers sing. Speakers speak. Actors act. All of them use their voices. But writers write.

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How to Find Killer Nonfiction Stories

July 31, 2017

Here’s a dirty little secret: You don’t have to be an exceptional writer to be successful in the nonfiction writing b

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Mathias Svalina: Dream Instructor

July 26, 2017

Maybe you've read about Mathias Svalina in the

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Ann McCutchan's Impressive Resume

July 24, 2017

Ann McCutchan has one of those long, diverse bios that mak

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Surrounded By Writers

July 20, 2017

By Andrea Torres

Disclaimer: I am NOT a writer.

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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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MY MENTOR

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.