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.

Our next Writer's Studio guest will be Carmen Maria Machado, author of the award-winning short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties. Machado will participate in a reading and on-stage conversation with author and Lighthouse instructor Alexander Lumans at 5:30 PM, July 28, at Highlands Church at the Holiday Theater. Following the event, Machado will be on hand to sign books. On July 29, Machado will teach a craft class, Every Story is a Haunted House Story, at Lighthouse, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. 

Tickets for the Writer's Studio with Carmen Maria Machado are on sale now. Our all-access pass will get you into both the on-stage conversation and the craft class. To purchase tickets for only the on-stage conversation, click here. To purchase tickets for only the craft class, click here

Discounted tickets to the on-stage conversation are available for students, teachers, veterans, and seniors. Our VIP all-access pass includes one ticket to the on-stage conversation and craft class, plus two tickets to our VIP reception with Machado. 

Past Writer's Studio guests have included:

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