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Racial Justice and Literature

May 29, 2020

With the recent examples of police brutality in Minneapolis and elsewhere, the world has shown us (or for many,...
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Writers With Answers

May 26, 2020

Editor's Note: Every Tuesday, for the foreseeable future, we'll be posting some short answers to literary questions...
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The Hybrid and Dramatic Writer's Guide to Lit Fest 2020

May 13, 2020

Virtual Lit Fest 2020 has something for everyone, including dramatic writers and those whose writing is hard to define...

The essential Lorrie Moore reading list

July 31, 2009

She gets a shout out this week in a

Biz Weekend Report: The Serpentine Path

July 29, 2009

I can't say I was ever very good at deadlines; I once wrote a paper on James Joyce's Ulysses, and turned it

Recently leaked: Did you hear the one...?

July 27, 2009

Standing guest Grand Lake emcee J. Diego Frey's crowd pleasers were just telexed over.  Enjoy!

Speaking of Wells Tower...

July 22, 2009

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Writing at high altitudes

July 20, 2009

We're back from our eleventh annual writer's getaway in Grand Lake, and we've heard the verdict: People came home wit

This felony won’t get you 150 years

July 01, 2009

It was a week and a half ago, the Business Weekend, Lit Fest 2009, and the topic was “Breaking and Entering”—essentia

Opportunities for short story writers

July 01, 2009

August Short Story Workshop Scholarships Available

"Being beautiful is not enough..."

June 29, 2009

The business weekend came and went, and a few great things emerged from it.  For one, our first book deal of Lit Fest

Lit Fest report: The Beacon Award

June 23, 2009

It's straight out of Gatsby, except there are no dead people involved.

Intern Report on the Salon: The Niche

June 21, 2009

Our super talented intern Laurel Janeen Smith is back at it, and getting saucier as she goes.

Lit Fest Participant Reading I

June 16, 2009

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Intern's report: Obsession Salon

June 14, 2009

Laurel Smith's back at it: a report on the incredibly entertaining, funny, smart salon on obsession presented by

Intern's report: Writing in Changing times

June 13, 2009

Ed note: Lighthouse brings on an intern each summer to keep us current and help them see some of the writing worl

Report from the salon: Writing in Changing Times

June 12, 2009

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Faculty Reading Report

June 10, 2009

First, there were fish & chips and some very tasty Hefferveisen (sp?) with slices of orange, all at the very swan

Good news and bad news

June 08, 2009

So let's start with the good news.  Our Lit Fest kickoff was a rousing success -- 75-plus made it out to toast in the

What one writing guru said...

May 19, 2009

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Thursday nighter does good

April 29, 2009

Kudos to advanced short story workshopper Brendan Landry for publishing his fab story, "

What I learned from the poets

April 27, 2009

On Friday we had this event called Split Personalities, and we were planning on packing the house with 60 or so atten

I love me some poets

April 20, 2009

...or actually any writer who can make me identify with both the protagonist and antagonist of a story or poem, as in