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Surrounded By Writers

July 20, 2017

By Andrea Torres Disclaimer: I am NOT a writer. I do not write fantastical fiction with overbearing villains and strong...
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The Sebald Remedy

June 27, 2017

So often, we fiction writers project a reader who is lazy, listless, or passive—who has to be seduced. This can give...
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Meet Our Terry Dodd Scholarship Winner

June 08, 2017

For the first time this year, Lighthouse was able to offer four Lit Fest fellowships to emerging writers. Each ...

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

Why Not Become One?

July 20, 2006

For those of you who don’t know, the alternatives to being a sensuist are pretty bleak, especially if you take Jake A

Jet (Not in a McCartneyesque Way)

July 16, 2006

The Jet Hotel, Sunday night, our first faculty reading for our first annual literary festival.

The Art of Literary Friendships

July 16, 2006

Tuesday night’s salon, entitled “Literary Friendships” was the kind of event that made you want to lean to the neares

Jody Rein and Patty Moosbrugger join lit fest panels

July 02, 2006

Two of Colorado's biggest agents have signed on for our summer literary festival in July: Jody Rein of

LitFestival Parties and Salons

July 01, 2006

Insanity rules these last few days gearing up for our first summer literary festival:

More Food For Thought From Our Man Arvin

May 28, 2006

...who's now a dad!!

Welcome to the world, Cade Robert Arvin.

Report From Hendersonville

January 16, 2006

Sipping from his hot water (with a twist of lemon and a dash of honey), not letting anything stop him, not even the f

Pritchett on the Brain

January 16, 2006

Just when you thought you'd read everything under the sun s