Becoming a member of Lighthouse not only has its privileges, like discounted rates for workshops and literary events, but it also means that you care about literature and creativity—and you care about literary community here in Colorado and beyond. You believe in the power of the literary arts, and subscribe to the notion that a thriving arts culture needs good literature, and good writers.

Member benefits include: Member Writing Hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; a host of members-only writing events, including Friday 500, Member Happy Hours, Willfully Submit, Visiting Author Series receptions, and yearly Write-a-Thons, along with discounts on classes and other perks.

Annual Memberships


The Working Writer

You’re the backbone of the literary community. You take workshops and you love to talk about ideas with fellow writers and readers. You buy (new) hardcover books as gifts. You want to ensure that Lighthouse is around for years to come. With your support, it will be. Join at this level and receive all of the membership benefits listed above plus a swanky custom Lighthouse journal and pen.

$120 per year.

Standard Membership

You love literature. Your head is full of ideas for a novel, short stories, poetry collection, memoir, or screenplay. Lighthouse can help. At the Standard membership level, you’ll receive a discount on all adult workshops, special rates for yearly retreats and events, the e-newsletter, invitations to Lighthouse events including parties and readings, and members-only writing events.

$60 per year.

Evergreen Membership

You want your membership to be as convenient as possible. With a monthly gift of $5 or more, you'll receive all the benefits of the Standard Membership, with automatic renewal and some bonus goodies if you increase the size of your gift.

Student/Teacher/Senior Membership

You’re a struggling student, you’re blissfully retired, or you are leading the next generations into an educated world. Join at this level and you’ll receive our e-newsletter and invitations to member events and parties. You like parties with witty repartee, don’t you?

$40 per year.

The Literary Mentor

You read, you write, you’re a vibrant leader in the community. Others look to you for inspiration and encouragement. We’re inspired by your support, and at this level you’ll receive all the goodies listed above plus one ticket to Inside the Writer’s Studio (please contact us in advance to reserve this ticket) and a hardcover book personalized and signed by one of our award-winning faculty or visiting authors.

$250 per year.

The Patron

You’re the rare and generous benefactor that has been supporting great art for centuries. (Are you a descendent of the Medicis, by any chance?). You know that the world would be a darker place without books and plays and poetry. At this level, you’ll get all of the member benefits listed above, plus two tickets to Inside the Writer’s Studio (please contact us in advance to reserve these tickets) and free admission to a half-day workshop.

$500 per year.

The Publisher

Art for art’s sake? Dandy. But literature is more powerful when it’s available to the masses. You’re a generous sort and you understand that your support makes Lighthouse possible for everyone. At this level, you’ll get all of the member benefits listed above, plus free admission to a one-day workshop or Lit Fest craft session of your choice.

$1,000 per year.