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 next Writer's Studio guest, in partnership with The University of Denver’s Department of English and Literary Arts is Edwidge Danticat. Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker, Create Dangerously, Claire of the Sea Light, and Everything Inside. She is also the editor of The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, Best American Essays 2011, Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2. She has written seven books for children and young adults, Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last MapouMama's Nightingale, Untwine, My Mommy Medicine, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance. Her memoir, Brother, I'm Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation “The Art of Change” fellow, and the winner of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize and the 2019 St. Louis Literary Award. She lives in Miami.

On Saturday, April 4, Danticat will lead a craft talk at Lighthouse. Later that night, she'll read from her award-winning works, join author Carleen Brice on-stage to discuss her writing process and life as a writer, as well as answer audience questions, at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center's Elaine Wolf Theatre.

Tickets to both events are on sale now!

Inside the Writer's Studio with Edwidge Danticat (April 4, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Elaine Wolf Theatre):
Non-Members: $20 
Members: $10
Students/Teachers/Seniors/Veterans: $5

The Writer's Studio Craft Talk with Edwidge Danticat: Writing Life and Death (Saturday, April 4, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM, at Ligthhouse)
Non-Members: $75
Members: $65

The Writer's Studio with Edwidge Danticat: All-Access Pass (includes 1 ticket to both events)
Non-Members: $90
Members: $70


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