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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...


October 22, 2007

Who says we bring no news of the world?  For those seeking direction in their writing lives, a couple of interesting

Provincetown Day 20

October 20, 2007

I’ll begin this dispatch by listing a few fantastic things about Provincetown:

Lighthouse Writer Makes Good

October 19, 2007

Speaking of impossible things

October 16, 2007

and no, I don't just mean

We'll always have Fairplay...

October 16, 2007

Within mere minutes of alighting in Fairplay, we learned that if a writer is a duck (out of water?), a poet is a duck

The String (of) Corgis Incident

October 14, 2007

We just made it back from Fairplay...and we're a little freaked out by what appears to now be a

Timeliness is next to...

October 11, 2007

impossible for us.  Part of our problem is that Lighthouse is run by a bunch of (a) writers and (b) slackers.

Provincetown Day 10

October 11, 2007

Watch the karma, dude...

October 10, 2007

In the past I've gotten myself in trouble spouting off my unfiltered (often unreasoned) reactions to the daily paper.

Hope for the hopeless

October 07, 2007

Have you ever written thousands of pages of a novel, only to realize, with horror, that development-wise, you haven't

Provincetown, Day 4

October 05, 2007

One arrives in Provincetown having heard much about its strangeness: the colorful and clannish locals, the dreary win

Rockies rally, so we must blog...

October 04, 2007

In the tradition of all great superstitions, we have noticed a correlation between the Rockies' unlikely presence in

The Tobias Tapes, Part II

October 03, 2007

Here's where we get to the nitty gritty: How Tobias Wolff hears voices in his head; how mentorship and workshops "wor

First-Person Dudes

October 01, 2007

For some reason, I've been reading lots of books written by men, written in first-person and told by male characters.

We knew Gare when...

September 30, 2007

Lighthouse bids bon voyage to A-Ray

September 27, 2007


The Tobias Tapes, Part I

September 25, 2007

Herein we get

If you missed the Writer's Studio with Tobias Wolff

September 21, 2007

Sorry!  But we have the next best thing---both an audio recording (coming soon---we'll put it up after we edit out

Another Lighthouse Workshopper Hits it Big!

September 18, 2007

It's very unlike us to brag about the success of our members (har), but we couldn't be happier for longtime member Sa

Tobias Wolff

September 05, 2007

Sure, there are the amazing short stories--"Bullet in the Brain" being my

What is Exotic?

July 02, 2007

What is exotic?