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 Laurie Wagner.

Our April 4 Writer's Studio event with Edwidge Danticat, in partnership with The University of Denver’s Department of English and Literary Arts, has been postponed due to concerns surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All those who have purchased tickets to Inside the Writer's Studio event and/or Danticat's craft talk will be able to use those tickets at the reschedule date(s). More details to come.

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