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Conflict: Got A Problem With That?

August 31, 2017

I’ve been extremely fortunate since coming to Denver eight years ago. I found a creative home at Lighthouse and...
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Literary Distance, Mark Mayer, And A Song From Hercules

August 29, 2017

As a writer, one of the most difficult tasks can simply be finding inspiration for your work. Sure Ray Bradbury,...
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Othello: The Most Terrifying Play Ever Written?

August 24, 2017

In act I, scene 3 of Othello, the 28-year-old Iago upbraids his supposed friend Roderigo for threatening to...

The Tobias Tapes, Part II

October 03, 2007

Here's where we get to the nitty gritty: How Tobias Wolff hears voices in his head; how mentorship and workshops "wor

First-Person Dudes

October 01, 2007

For some reason, I've been reading lots of books written by men, written in first-person and told by male characters.

We knew Gare when...

September 30, 2007

Lighthouse bids bon voyage to A-Ray

September 27, 2007

Ms.

The Tobias Tapes, Part I

September 25, 2007

Herein we get

If you missed the Writer's Studio with Tobias Wolff

September 21, 2007

Sorry!  But we have the next best thing---both an audio recording (coming soon---we'll put it up after we edit out

Another Lighthouse Workshopper Hits it Big!

September 18, 2007

It's very unlike us to brag about the success of our members (har), but we couldn't be happier for longtime member Sa

Tobias Wolff

September 05, 2007

Sure, there are the amazing short stories--"Bullet in the Brain" being my

What is Exotic?

July 02, 2007

What is exotic?

Lit Fest Kickoff

June 10, 2007

featured the folk vocal stylings of our own literary goddess Jessica Slater

Should we be pros, all of us?

May 01, 2007

If you've ever wondered whether reading too long at an awards dinner can cost you a National Book Critics Circle Awar

Fate, Luck and the Rules of Writing

February 22, 2007

When Amy Tan took spoke at last week as part of the Post-News Pen & Podium series, she was armed with the CliffNo

My New Favorite Quote

January 18, 2007

This from Walter Kirn's N

Henderson Takes Philadelphia

December 16, 2006

In case he hasn't had enough ego fodder lately, William Haywood Henderson's obviously bedazzled the reviewer from the

Arvin Takes Co Book Award

November 06, 2006

What's better than seeing a bunch of writers on that rare occasion when they get to bust out their fancy outfits and

Everything's Prose-erific

October 16, 2006

Now that we've reserved her hotel room, we have to believe that, indeed,

The real milagro

October 16, 2006

was that any of us could talk intelligently about The Milagro Beanfield War at all, given that only one or two folks

Francine Brings Class Wherever She Goes

October 10, 2006

After an eventful, heartening, laugh-packed weekend with Francine Prose, we're all on Prose withdrawal.

More Evidence of a Prosey Universe

October 05, 2006

Her argument for growing up:

Word to the Wise

August 16, 2006

I don't know about anyone else, but my brain isn't big enough to fully grasp all of what

Summer Lit Fest Getting Festier

July 28, 2006

Now that 5280, The Jet Hotel, and the g