Lighthouse North Writers Fest

$165.00 Members
$175.00 Non-members

Join us at our satellite location, Lighthouse North, for a full day of craft classes, advice from agents, and a chance to meet with one of four agents one-on-one to discuss your book. Craft classes will cover a variety of topics including how to hook a reader, how to use secrets to build plot and character, and how to best pull readers inside our characters’ experiences. In addition, there will be breakout sessions for memoir and speculative fiction, as well as a query letter workshop with agent Sara Megibow of kt literary. Every participant will be eligible to apply for a one-on-one chat about ten pages of your book with agents Sara Megibow, Sandra Bond, Noah Ballard, or Devin Ross.  

Purchasing this item will secure your ticket to Lighthouse North Writers Fest, though you must register separately for each craft class you'd like to attend. Within one business day of purchasing your ticket to the festival, a member of our staff will email instructions on how to register for the classes you'd like to attend. Your space is not reserved in the craft classes until registration is complete. 

Click here for a full list of course descriptions and agent bios.


How to submit your work to win one of the four 20 minute conversations with an agent:

To apply for a 20-minute conversation with one of the four agents, email up to ten double-spaced pages with standard 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins to [email protected] by February 15 at midnight. Winners will be contacted by email by February 21. Please only submit once, and choose the agent who fits your project most closely.

In the subject line write: sub for (agent name)

At the top of every page of your submission include: a page number, your first and last name, your email address, and the genre of the submission.



8:30-9:00 AM
Check in, coffee, book table, breakfast snacks

9:00-10:15 AM: Craft Classes

The Memoir Toolkit: 5 Best Practices with Karen Auvinen

Social Commentary and Change through Speculative Fiction with Courtney Morgan

Secrets: Strategies for Story with Sarah Schantz

10:45 AM-12:15 PM: Craft Classes

How to Hook a Reader in Your First Ten Pages with Rachel Weaver

Personality Typing: A Tool for Memoir Writers with Karen Tolchin

Making it All the Way to the End with Victoria Hanley

12:15-1:45 PM


1:15-1:35 PM

Agent Meetings with Sara Megibow, Sandra Bond, and Devin Ross

1:45-2:45 PM: Panel Discussion

Advice from Agents with Sara Megibow, Sandra Bond, and Devin Ross

3:00-4:30 PM: Craft Classes

Query Letter Workshop with Sara Megibow of kt literary

Creating a Writing Habit with Tanja Pajevic

Trapped in the Body with Daniel Levine

4:30-5:30 PM
Happy Hour at Murphy's Taphouse, 585 McCaslin Blvd., Louisville, CO

Instructor: Multiple Instructors Learn More


Feb 29, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm