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A Saturday Afternoon with Rachel Weaver

June 16, 2018

By Andre Gianfrancesco The afternoon began when I was riding my bike through the neighborhoods on the east side of...
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We Can't Look Away

June 16, 2018

About two years ago, we started the first Hard Times writing workshop at the Denver Public Library, and since then, it’...
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Some Advice on Advice

June 07, 2018

Once, after reading the first chapter of a novel I was working on, an agent told me the story felt a little slow. He...

Mayor announces One Book pick...

September 10, 2008

amid passed appetizers of breaded eggplant (mmm) and mini pastrami sandwiches (or something like that), we were intro

The fast track to bestsellerdom? Get tapped as VP!

August 25, 2008

See? it's easy! From the NY Times Caucus Blog:

Gearing up for DNC: Arvin on writers

August 19, 2008

...and politics (in recent

Member dispatch: Report from Grand Lake

July 22, 2008

Check out Lisa Kenney's wonderfully thorough take on the Grand Lake retreat.

Member Dispatch: Lyric Essay from Grand Lake

July 18, 2008

For those of you who couldn't make it to Grand Lake this year:

Lighthouse time capsule podcast, complete with Jaunty Jingle (tm)

July 13, 2008

We're going to be uploading our podcasts to iTunes as soon as we can figure it out, so we're adding edited versions o

Lighthouse, multi-media like

July 03, 2008

Did y'all ever see this?

Lit Fest In Review

June 27, 2008

For some well-put reflections on the 2008 Lit Fest, we refer you to the blog of Lighthouse member Laureen Harris.  Th

Intern's Report: Writing Voodoo

June 10, 2008

Lighthouse is fortunate to have as a summer intern Sara Aboulafia from Smith College--enough to give you hope for the

Economist's Tip Sheet

June 04, 2008

Maybe, because you

Mark Strand Podcast, with Jingle (tm)

May 19, 2008

So, here we're beginning to get a feel for what a podcast might sound like.

From Mark Strand's Lips to...

May 06, 2008

150+ lucky ears this weekend. In advance of posting our new-and-improved Lighthouse podcast (with jingle*) of this we

More Strands

April 24, 2008

Here's the opening to Mark Strand's intro to Best American Poetry 1991 (One of the first poetry books I boug

Mark Strand. Denver. May 3 and 4.

April 23, 2008

Picture this: a relatively handsome, bored, long-haired undergraduate boy slouches in a classroom, sometime in 1987 (

Good things afoot

April 08, 2008

Lighthouse instructor Janis Hallowell's new novel,

Big get for the Lighthouse Lit Fest 2008

March 21, 2008

Exciting times for the Lighthouse Lit Fest.  We just confirmed that agent Betsy Lerner will be attending, offering wo

Novelists Strike: time to support our people...

March 17, 2008

For my part, I'm going to "set aside" writing the novel I quit three years ago. 

Holy bag-o-doughnuts!

March 11, 2008

Just received this note about our very own Lighthouse short story workshopper Gary Schanbacher's first book: