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Finding the Fuel to Push Past Your Fear

July 07, 2020

A little while ago I was able to attend “Creating Art in Dark Times”, my first event hosted by Lighthouse. It was...
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Faculty Spotlight: John Brehm

June 30, 2020

Editor's Note: John Brehm will be reading along with John Cotter, Brandi Homan, and Erika T. Wurth at a Lit Fest Happy...
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Q&A with Ilse Josepha Lazaroms

June 22, 2020

Editor's Note: In lieu of being able to participate in a Lit Fest Fellows Reading, we've put together a short Q&A...
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The Generosity of CAConrad

March 12, 2018

My first CAConrad reading was at a pizza joint in North Boise, and my future in-laws were there.

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A Visit to Random House

March 02, 2018

I grew up the second oldest of six siblings, and when you grow up in a home so packed with children and pets and fami

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John Freeman on Poetry, Photography, and the Vibrations of Untold Stories

February 26, 2018

He’s the editor of the literary journal Freeman’s and execut

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Date Your Work

February 15, 2018

Although I’ve been a longtime Lighthouse student and intermittent member, I’d always found myself strangely intimidat

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Use Your Muse

February 13, 2018

I knew very little about the Muses when I was invited to be a part of

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The Script-Selling Advice I Wish I'd Had

January 10, 2018

Writing screenplays is a funny business, because a screenplay isn't a work of art in itself; it's just the blueprint

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Meet Erika Wurth

January 03, 2018

Lighthouse instructor Erika Wurth is the author of on

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Alex Lemon on Memoir, Poetry, and Kitties

December 19, 2017

We lured Alex Lemon—poet, memoirist, English professor at Texas Christian University—to teach at Lighthouse with the

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A Great Idea, A Community, A Home

December 15, 2017

Lighthouse is unique. It is somehow a great idea, a home, and a community wrapped into one.

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Past, Present, and Future Writers

December 05, 2017

M knows how to write his birthdate, and that’s about it. September 25, 2007. In numbers, not letters.

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Alaska's Loss is Our Gain

November 27, 2017

Editor's Note: Our annual Beacon Award for Teaching Exce

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How to Make a Citizen Poem Box

November 10, 2017

On Monday, November 6, as part of Denver Talks I led a workshop at

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There's Gold in That Story

November 07, 2017

I once enrolled in a New York City workshop taught by a widely respected older poet.

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Embrace the Woo-Woo

October 11, 2017

Life in Colorado was becoming routine, so Lighthouse instructor

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Get to Know Steve Knopper

October 10, 2017

Steve Knopper, one of Lighthouse’s newest instructors, has the kind of rock-and-roll resume that evokes envy: He's co

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Conflict: Got A Problem With That?

August 31, 2017

I’ve been extremely fortunate since coming to Denver eight years ago.

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Literary Distance, Mark Mayer, And A Song From Hercules

August 29, 2017

As a writer, one of the most difficult tasks can simply be finding inspiration for your work.

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Othello: The Most Terrifying Play Ever Written?

August 24, 2017

In act I, scene 3 of Othello, the 28-year-old Iago upbraids his supposed friend Roderigo for threa