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Kudos, Q4 2018: News and Accolades from the Lighthouse Community

February 06, 2019

It's kudos time! This is our quarterly opportunity to celebrate the latest publication and award news from our members...
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Reading Ruth Rendell: Reflecting on Genre in the Short Story Form

January 22, 2019

By Jennifer Itell Editor's Note: Jennifer is teaching a Misdirection in Fiction workshop at Lighthouse North in...
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500 Days of Writing

January 10, 2019

By Maria Gabriela Guevara I used to be one of those writers that waited for inspiration to strike. I am a romantic and...
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An Introduction to Etgar Keret

May 01, 2017

Who is Etgar Keret?

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The Vitality of the Ballad

April 26, 2017

With the growing popularity of free verse poetry, it's been said that poetic form is dead these days. But all po

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The Storyteller

April 12, 2017

Once there was a travelling storyteller.

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Finding a Way Through

April 11, 2017

I was sitting in the middle of my living room, stacks of papers strewn out about me in a winding labyrinth—me at the

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Is This Your Emily Dickinson Year?

March 14, 2017

I’m not holding my breath for the triumphs of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.

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What is Present

March 10, 2017

In Donald Barthelme’s short story “See the Moon,” from his collection Sixty Stories, the narrator says, “Fra

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Movie

March 08, 2017

Editor's Note: There are some minor spoilers in this blog! Read with caution... :) 

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Winning History

March 01, 2017

I got an email from a friend.

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Making the Mountain: Meet the Artists

February 21, 2017

Another quarter, another Making the Mountain, another

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The Conductor: A Love Story

February 07, 2017

I fell in love with

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Small Town Texas Feminist

January 24, 2017

I grew up in Pampa, a small town in the dusty, flat Texas Panhandle.

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The Mysterious Labor of the Story

January 17, 2017

Instructor Mark Mayer is new-ish to Lighthouse, but he's old-ish to Colorado, writing, and the hard work of revision,

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Talking Hopscotch with Jesse Morse

January 04, 2017

What’s your teaching/writing experience? How did you find Lighthouse? 

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The Man is the Poem

January 02, 2017

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Meet Courtney Morgan

December 27, 2016

We recently caught up with 

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Our Repulsive Depths

December 22, 2016

By Lisl Fauke

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Solo Mission to Nowhere

December 20, 2016

By Ellen Huggins

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Return to the Weird

December 13, 2016

By Carrie Esposito

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Making the Mountain: Meet the Presenters

December 08, 2016

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Victoria Hanley: Excellent Teacher, Excellent Human

December 07, 2016

(Editor's note: Sara was one of the many students who nominated a favorite Lighthouse instructor for our ann

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Why Lit Counts

December 07, 2016

By Kim O'Connor

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Lit Counts: There Are Lines That I Remember

December 06, 2016

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Lit Counts: Hello, Nobody, My True Friend

December 05, 2016

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Lit Counts: On the Problem of Luther and Betty

December 05, 2016