October: Friday 500 with Robin McLean

$0.00 Members
$5.00 Non-members

Join us for a writerly night in which attendees are encouraged to independently write 500 words in the first hour and join us for a literary happening afterwards–open mic reading, book launch, or something new! Friday 500 happens from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM once a month. This event is free for current Lighthouse members, though guests are welcome to join for a $5 fee. You must RSVP to attend. 

4:30–5:30 PM:  Come together and write. Attendees can gather for a social hour at Cohesion Brewery (we'll have a table reserved) or find a nook (and beverage) at Lighthouse to write for the hour.
5:30–6:30 PM: Robin McLean's reading

Robin will be giving a craft seminar, Bridging the Divide, the following morning. You can register for that here

Robin McLean was a lawyer and then a potter in the woods of Alaska before turning to writing. Her first short fiction collection Reptile House won the BOA Fiction Prize, was twice a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Prize, and was named a best book of 2015 in Paris Review. She’s taught writing for a decade, at Clark University as well as at community literary centers across the US and world.

Her debut novel Pity the Beast, published in November of 2021 from And Other Stories, was called "a work of crazy brilliance" and a best book of fiction in 2021 in The Guardian, "stunning debut novel" in New York Review of Books, as well as a best book of the year in the Wall Street Journal.

Her second collection of short fiction Get' em Young, Treat' em Tough, Tell 'em Nothing is forthcoming from And Other Stories on October 18, 2022.

She lives in the remote, high plains desert of central Nevada with the wild horses, lizards, cactus, et al.

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Oct 28, 2022 4:30pm - 6:30pm