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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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On Writing a Novel in an Elementary School Storage Closet

June 16, 2020

Editor's Note: Applications for the 2022 class of the Book Project are due June 26. To learn more about the two-year...

Here they come: The "Bail Out the Writers" articles

December 12, 2008

and just in the nick of time!  We all just finished explaining to our children why Santa skips every few years.

Marketing strategy #436-B

November 18, 2008

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The Henry-Frey October Buzz Buzzed!

October 26, 2008

About 100 Lighthouse folk and their pals shoehorned themselves into Forest Room 5 for the kickoff celebrating Lightho

First Lighthouse working-writer scholarship awarded

October 21, 2008

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How to Plot Your Way Out of a Box

October 17, 2008

Rebecca Berg posts about one of her favorite novels, The Testament of Gideon Mack, which will be featured in

The art of blooming late...

October 16, 2008

Shari Caudron alerted me to this Malcolm Gladwell essay, "Late Bloomer," in the current

Colorado Book Awards, a Small View

October 15, 2008

Well, the night was full of celebration and great news, with so many Lighthousers winning and being nominated.

Lighthouse at the Book Awards

October 09, 2008

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October 06, 2008

Steven Millhauser has a boffo essay on the short story v.

Carleen Brice: Breakout Author of the Year

October 05, 2008

Longtime Lighthouse workshopper (and current board member) Carleen Brice was feted in New York City at the African Am

Billy Collins is Back at It

October 04, 2008

Mr. Collins, will you be my uncle?

Sorry, but I had to get that out of the way.

Silly Americans dogged by the Nobel committee

October 01, 2008

The outrage!

The pros of cutting (& not in the scary way...)

September 25, 2008

At the risk of seeming obsessed with George Saunders's elaborate and sometimes product-placement-riddled metaphors ab

Arvin spreads the ink

September 24, 2008

all over the place!

Learning from the utes: An intern's take on Young Writers

September 22, 2008

We asked our wonderful summer intern from Smith College, Sara Aboulafia, to give us her take on the third annual

Lighthouse member hits literary jackpot

September 19, 2008

...only through good work, not luck! 

Rejecting those downer rejections

September 15, 2008

A funny ditty reported to Brian Doyle of The Keny

RIP: David Foster Wallace

September 14, 2008

As the literary world absorbs the loss of one

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