The Writer's Studio

Throughout the year, Lighthouse brings acclaimed and up-and-coming writers to Denver for craft sessions, on-stage conversations, readings, Q&As, and other events. Books by the authors are available at all events, courtesy of the Tattered Cover.

Interested in helping bring award-winning authors to Lighthouse and gaining exclusive VIP reception invites? Email Development Director Jordyn Wolking.

For our next Writer's Studio, we're bringing internationally renowned writer Edwidge Danticat to Denver on October 2, in partnership with The University of Denver’s Department of English and Literary Arts and Center for Judaic Studies. All those who purchased tickets to the original 2020 date for Inside the Writer's Studio event and/or Danticat's craft talk will be able to use those tickets at the rescheduled date. 

Edwidge Danticat will join local award-winning author Carleen Brice on stage at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre on Saturday, October 2, for a reading and conversation. Her craft seminar, Writing Life and Death, will also take place on October 2.

Find tickets for all Writer's Studio events below:

Past Writer's Studio guests have included:

2019: Julia Alvarez and Kali Fajardo-Anstine

November 6, 2019, @ The Newman Center for Performing Arts

2019: Michelle Tea and Esmé Weijun Wang

August 8 @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science's Ricketson Auditorium

2019: Kevin Young

March 19 @ Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design's Mary Harris Auditorium

2018: Adam Johnson

December 7-8, 2018 @ Denver Art Museum

2018: Carmen Maria Machado

July 28-29, 2018 @ Holiday Theater at Highlands Church

2017: Claudia Rankine

November 15-16, 2017 @ Boettcher Concert Hall

2017: Etgar Keret

May 6-7, 2017 @ Mizel Arts and Cultural Center

2017: Elif Batuman and Aleksandar Hemon

March 25-26, 2017 @ Tivoli Center

2016: Dana Spiotta and Jess Walter

December 3-4, 2016 @ Denver Art Museum

2016: Michael Ondaatje

March 19-20, 2016 @ East High School

2015: Heidi Julavits and Ben Marcus

October 3, 2015 @ Denver Art Museum

2015: Kazuo Ishiguro

March 27-28, 2015 @ King Center

2014: George Saunders

September 20-21, 2014 @ Mizel Arts and Cultural Center

2013: Jennifer Egan

October 24-25, 2013 @ L2 Arts and Culture Center

2013: Mark Doty

May 19-20, 2013 @ American Mountaineering Center

2012: Junot Diaz

November 10-11, 2012 @ Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center

2011: Mary Karr

October 22-23, 2011 @ L2 Arts Theater

2010: Colson Whitehead

October 23-34, 2010 @ DCPA Jones Theatre

2009: Lorrie Moore

October 24-25, 2009 @ L2 Arts Theater