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Diversity and Discovery: The Arvada Hard Times Writing Workshop

April 20, 2018

By Patricialyn Veal There are many in the United States that still do not have medical insurance. I am one of them. So...
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I Found a Tribe

April 13, 2018

By Michael Fischer I have to confess something. When I first registered for last summer’s Lit Fest, a part of me...
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The Truth About False Names

April 10, 2018

When I teach nonfiction classes, I arrive with a list of essays to read and craft points to discuss. It’s true that...
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Lit Counts: The Heart Speaks Strangely

November 09, 2016

By Laura Miller

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Lit Counts: Including Poetry

November 08, 2016

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Lit Counts: Within the Border of Words

November 07, 2016

By Sage Marshall

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Lit Counts: A Sad Year for Stories

November 04, 2016

By Corey Dahl

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Lit Counts: I'm Always Coming Back

November 03, 2016

Editor's Note: Sonya attended our Young Writers Program's weeklong middle school summer camp this year.

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Lit Counts: The Hard Times that Bind Us

November 02, 2016

By S.E. Fleenor

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Lit Counts: Reading After Midnight

November 01, 2016

By Jenny Itell

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The Class That Saved My Manuscript

October 14, 2016

By Kate Morrison Simpson

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Writing Descriptive Descriptions: A Guide

October 13, 2016

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What Makes a Good Picture Book?

October 08, 2016

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Perfect Your First Pages ... Or Else

August 11, 2016

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Victoria Hanley Talks YA

August 10, 2016

By Corey Dahl

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Wrestling Our Stories

August 09, 2016

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How We Live

July 27, 2016

By Lily Fishleder

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The Universal Language

July 19, 2016

by Candace Kearns Read

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Get Growing

July 12, 2016

On the surface, writers and cowboys don’t seem to have a lot in common.

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Seduced by Poetry

July 05, 2016

[Editor's note: The following is a brief essay Lighthouse instructor

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Brown Bags & Business

June 30, 2016

by Mary Calhoun Gattuso.

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What Jenny Offill Said

June 21, 2016

By Sarah Gilbert

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Lessons from the Book Project

June 18, 2016

[Editor's note: The Book Project is a two-year program offered through Lighthouse that gives writers the classes,

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The Unofficial Lit Fest Volunteer Manual

June 17, 2016

By Ashley Teatum

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Get That Short Story Published

June 16, 2016

By Gemma Webster

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Worker By Day, Writer By Night

June 09, 2016

By Corey Dahl