Lighthouse Podcast

"My Decade in Google Searches"

January 02, 2020

Listen to new Book Project Mentor Vauhini Vara read from her recent New York Times piece, "My Decade In Google Searches...
The Lookout

Kudos, Q3 2019: News and Accolades from the Lighthouse Community

December 20, 2019

It's kudos time! This is our quarterly opportunity to celebrate the latest publication and award news from our members...
The Lookout

Q&A With New Book Project Mentor Vauhini Vara

December 19, 2019

First, we’re saddened to share that the lovely and talented Eleanor Brown will be stepping away from her Book Project...

Lighthouse confessional, multimedia style

October 28, 2010

We've had crushes like this before: Lorrie Moore. Tobias Wolff. Mark Strand. Oh, there have been others.

A Multivitamin for My Soul

October 26, 2010

I admit that I had not heard of Colson Whitehead until Lighthouse started sending well-crafted e-mails invitations to

Trying to catch what Colson has...

October 25, 2010


On Writing and Music

October 21, 2010

I've been working with a musician who's writing a memoir.

On Writing Underground and Literary Togetherness

October 19, 2010

Watching the Chilean Mine rescues, I was struck by the miners who wrote while trapped underground.

Going public with your love...

October 18, 2010

A lot of people ask us if writing can be taught, and I really don't know the answer to that.

Colson Whitehead Does it All

October 14, 2010

I’m finishing up Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist, since, you know, he’s coming to town, and I want to at

Letter from L.A.

October 13, 2010

Part 2: Writer's Studio with Tobias Wolff

October 13, 2010

Listen in on part 2 of the Tobias Wolff and Eli Gottlieb conversation.

My Metaphor Maniac

October 12, 2010

Writing is hard enough without having a metaphor maniac derail the process.

Getting Started on the Personal Essay

October 08, 2010

Students tell me one of the reasons they sign up for essay writing workshops (aside from the cheap Zinfandel, garlick

What Readers Are Reading

October 07, 2010


Extra! Extra! Don't miss that deadline

October 05, 2010

My first job out of college was dreadful in all the usual ways: low wages, long hours, zero respect from my boss.

But does your narrator, like, have a point of view?

October 05, 2010

A few weeks ago, I trotted out a quote about first-person narrative for the Thursday night short story writers to con

So, Um, What Are You Reading Now?

September 21, 2010

One of the things I like most about Lighthouse is that a community of writers is also a community of readers.

Sensation, sensational, sensationalism...

September 20, 2010

Editorial apology: This is a very stream of consciousness post sponsored by the word sensational.

Back from Buffalo and bookish as ever...

September 14, 2010

Saturday's Writer's Buzz at 910 Arts saw attendees once again dragging chairs in


September 13, 2010

Don't Tell Anyone I'm Writing This

September 10, 2010

Much to my wife's regret, I am terrible at talking about the writing that I do day to day, the creation and revision

A Young Writer Muses on the Mysteries of the Ferril House

September 07, 2010

What is it about nooks and crannies that appeals particularly to the writer?

Oh, what a night!

September 07, 2010

(Ed Note: That blog title is meant to be sung to the funky rhythms of

Writer's Studio With Mark Strand

July 28, 2010

A totally entertaining conversation and reading with the illustrious poet, Mark Strand.