Blog

Speakeasy Podcast

Podcast - Interview and Reading with Kali Fajardo-Anstine

April 11, 2019

On April 4th, 2019, Kali Fajardo-Anstine joined us to discuss her short story collection, Sabrina & Corina. On...
The Lookout

Faculty Spotlight: Andrea Bobotis

April 04, 2019

Lighthouse faculty is talented. (Don't just take our word for it: seven of our instructors were recently announced as...
The Lookout

New Faculty Spotlight: Joanna Howard

March 25, 2019

Lighthouse recently welcomed Joanna Howard to our roster of talented instructors. Most recently a teacher at Brown...
The Lookout

Date Your Work

February 15, 2018

Although I’ve been a longtime Lighthouse student and intermittent member, I’d always found myself strangely intimidat

The Lookout

Use Your Muse

February 13, 2018

I knew very little about the Muses when I was invited to be a part of

Event Podcast

2017 Lit Fest Visiting Author Reading, Week 2

January 14, 2018

A wonderful, moving reading by several of the Lit Fest 2017 visiting authors, including:
Akhil Sharma

The Lookout

The Script-Selling Advice I Wish I'd Had

January 10, 2018

Writing screenplays is a funny business, because a screenplay isn't a work of art in itself; it's just the blueprint

The Lookout

Meet Erika Wurth

January 03, 2018

Lighthouse instructor Erika Wurth is the author of on

The Lookout

Alex Lemon on Memoir, Poetry, and Kitties

December 19, 2017

We lured Alex Lemon—poet, memoirist, English professor at Texas Christian University—to teach at Lighthouse with the

The Lookout

A Great Idea, A Community, A Home

December 15, 2017

Lighthouse is unique. It is somehow a great idea, a home, and a community wrapped into one.

The Lookout

Past, Present, and Future Writers

December 05, 2017

M knows how to write his birthdate, and that’s about it. September 25, 2007. In numbers, not letters.

The Lookout

Alaska's Loss is Our Gain

November 27, 2017

Editor's Note: Our annual Beacon Award for Teaching Exce

The Lookout

How to Make a Citizen Poem Box

November 10, 2017

On Monday, November 6, as part of Denver Talks I led a workshop at

The Lookout

There's Gold in That Story

November 07, 2017

I once enrolled in a New York City workshop taught by a widely respected older poet.

The Lookout

Embrace the Woo-Woo

October 11, 2017

Life in Colorado was becoming routine, so Lighthouse instructor

The Lookout

Get to Know Steve Knopper

October 10, 2017

Steve Knopper, one of Lighthouse’s newest instructors, has the kind of rock-and-roll resume that evokes envy: He's co

The Lookout

Conflict: Got A Problem With That?

August 31, 2017

I’ve been extremely fortunate since coming to Denver eight years ago.

The Lookout

Literary Distance, Mark Mayer, And A Song From Hercules

August 29, 2017

As a writer, one of the most difficult tasks can simply be finding inspiration for your work.

The Lookout

Othello: The Most Terrifying Play Ever Written?

August 24, 2017

In act I, scene 3 of Othello, the 28-year-old Iago upbraids his supposed friend Roderigo for threa

The Lookout

What I Learned At Fort Lyon

August 17, 2017

Before I left for a month-long writing residency at Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community, my wisest friends tol

The Lookout

Talking Hybrid Forms with Selah Saterstrom

August 11, 2017

Selah Saterstrom has written three novels (Slab; The Meat and Spirit Plan; and The Pink Institu

The Lookout

Meet Melissa Lucero McCarl

August 09, 2017

Playwright Melissa Lucero McCarl is no stranger to the loca

The Lookout

Five Misconceptions About Writing Children’s Picture Books

August 08, 2017

New writers often assume a few things about what it takes to draft a picture book ...

The Lookout

Voice: Why Publishers Want It

August 01, 2017

Singers sing. Speakers speak. Actors act. All of them use their voices. But writers write.

The Lookout

How to Find Killer Nonfiction Stories

July 31, 2017

Here’s a dirty little secret: You don’t have to be an exceptional writer to be successful in the nonfiction writing b

The Lookout

Mathias Svalina: Dream Instructor

July 26, 2017

Maybe you've read about Mathias Svalina in the

The Lookout

Ann McCutchan's Impressive Resume

July 24, 2017

Ann McCutchan has one of those long, diverse bios that mak