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Date Your Work

February 15, 2018

Although I’ve been a longtime Lighthouse student and intermittent member, I’d always found myself strangely intimidated...
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Use Your Muse

February 13, 2018

I knew very little about the Muses when I was invited to be a part of The Muse Project, so I borrowed my son’s tattered...
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2017 Lit Fest Visiting Author Reading

January 14, 2018

A wonderful, moving reading by several of the Lit Fest 2017 visiting authors, including: Akhil Sharma Jennifer Haigh...

A Flash Interview with Lighthouse Instructor Jennifer Denrow

October 08, 2015

Jennifer Denrow’s Lyric Essay Workshop was my first class here at Lighthouse, my first writing course after my MFA, a

2015 Lit Fest Author Reading

October 05, 2015

The 2015 Lit Fest Author Reading Series features some of the amazing authors of the week-long juried intensives.

2015 Lit Fest Salon: Fiction vs. Film Smack Down

October 05, 2015

The Literary salon has been a tradition at Lit Fest, featuring three or more speakers with varying perspectives on a

2015 Lit Fest Participant Reading III

October 05, 2015

The Participant Readings are always a Lit Fest treat. This year is no different.

2015 Lit Fest Salon: The Essence of Darkness

October 05, 2015

The Literary salon has been a tradition at Lit Fest, featuring three or more speakers with varying perspectives on a

2015 Lit Fest Participant Reading II

October 05, 2015

The Participant Readings are always a Lit Fest treat. This year is no different.

2015 Lit Fest Salon: Lighthouse goes Psycho–a Night at the Movies

September 29, 2015

The Literary salon has been a tradition at Lit Fest, featuring three or more speakers with varying perspectives on a

2015 Lit Fest Salon: Get Lost! On Bewilderment as Poetics and Practice

September 29, 2015

The Literary salon has been a tradition at Lit Fest, featuring three or more speakers with varying perspectives on a

2015 Lit Fest Participant Reading I

September 29, 2015

The Participant Readings are always a Lit Fest treat. This year is no different.

2015 Lit Fest Salon: Please, Sir, I Want Some More–On Failure and Rejection

September 29, 2015

The Literary salon has been a tradition at Lit Fest, featuring three or more speakers with varying perspectives on a

2015 Lit Fest Salon: A Writer’s Pedigree–Myth or Reality

September 29, 2015

The Literary salon has been a tradition at Lit Fest, featuring three or more speakers with varying perspectives on a

World Literature Today

September 24, 2015

Lighthouse was honored to host the celebration party of World Literature Today magazine’s release of their M

The Draft, 26.0: “American Dreams (and Nightmares)”

September 22, 2015

The Draft Reading Series celebrates the diverse and talented writing in our workshops that hovers around a given them

Writer’s Buzz: The Story of a Book, 6.0

September 17, 2015

The sixth annual The Story of a Book, an event where several Lighthouse faculty and their forthcoming books are celeb

An Open Letter to Lighthouse Writers Workshop

September 15, 2015

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On Making the Mountain While Earning a Sandwich

September 04, 2015

by Whitney Gale

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A Story Is a Living Thing

September 03, 2015

Real Life Revision Along the John Muir Trail

September 01, 2015

by Kate Barrett

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Dispatch Part 2: Rediscovering My Home

August 25, 2015

For the past couple of weeks, I've been traveling across Mississippi and into Tennessee on a regional book tour for m

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Dispatch from M-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter-I-Humpback-Humpback-I

August 17, 2015

It's August and I'm traveling through the state of Mississippi, driving from one bookstore to the next for reading ev

Ben the Beacon-Bearer

August 14, 2015

by Dan Manzanares