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Guide to the Queer Creatives/Writing in Color Retreat

July 29, 2020

The 2nd Annual Queer Creatives/Writing in Color Retreat is August 3 - 6, 2020, as the retreat goes virtual! Join us for...
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Announcing the 2020 Fort Lyon Writer-in-Residence

July 28, 2020

Join us in welcoming Michael Bennett as the 2020 Fort Lyon Writer-in-Residence! While Michael is currently wrapping up...
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Me, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Sound

July 10, 2020

I was first introduced to the writings of Hanif Abdurraqib in January, and because each day of this year seems to...
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Finding the Fuel to Push Past Your Fear

July 07, 2020

A little while ago I was able to attend “Creating Art in Dark Times”, my first event hosted by Lighthouse.

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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.

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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

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June 09, 2020

Last week, we wrote to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and to discuss how it rela

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Ross Gay's Gratitude as Social Commentary

June 06, 2020

Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of blog posts solicited from former Lit Fest interns discussing thei

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Racial Justice and Literature

June 02, 2020

With the recent examples of police brutality in Minneapolis and elsewhere, the world has shown us (or for m

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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 litera

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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 defin

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Youth Faculty Book Recommendations

May 11, 2020

Did you know our youth faculty members are talented, working writers who are also experienced teachers?

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Q&A with Book Project Grad Ted McCombs

May 07, 2020

Now that applications for the Book Projec

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Throwback Thursday

May 07, 2020

Editor's Note: Every Thursday, for the foreseeable future, we'll be posting some deep cuts from our blog and podc

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The Nonfiction Writer's Guide to Lit Fest 2020

May 06, 2020

No matter where you live, if you're a nonfiction writer, Virtual Lit Fest 2020 has something for you! We've got five

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Kudos Q1, 2020: News and Accolades from the Lighthouse Community

May 01, 2020

It's kudos time!

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The Poet's Guide to Lit Fest 2020

April 28, 2020

Poets, welcome to an entire month of Lit Fest programming (plus a few days)!

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The Fiction Writer's Guide to Lit Fest 2020

April 22, 2020

If you write fiction, or something resembling fiction, have we got a Lit Fest for you!


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

April 15, 2020

Update: Wednesday, April 15

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Artist Resources

April 14, 2020

To help our struggling community of artists, in some small way, we've compiled a list of resources below for artists

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Community Engagement Goes Virtual

March 20, 2020

With all the rapid changes unfolding over the last week, and the continuing uncertainty around the future, we think t

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Lighthouse at AWP San Antonio

March 02, 2020

As the Association of Writers and Writing Programs' annual conference approaches (only three days away!), we're madly


Announcing Story Fest Denver

February 27, 2020

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Lit Fest Visiting Authors at a Glance (Nonfiction)

February 26, 2020

Get those applications ready, nonfiction writers!