The Draft

The Draft Reading Series celebrates the diverse and talented writing in our workshops that hovers around a given theme. They happen once per eight-week session--every winter, spring, late summer, and fall. Writers in workshops are drafted by instructors and sent to the front lines to read their work.

Upcoming Drafts



Previous Drafts

The Draft 30.0: "Taking Our Chances"
Saturday, May 14, 6:00 @ Lighthouse Grotto
Laurie Duncan, Poetry
Stacey Allen, Women’s Fiction
Sara Alan, YA
Susanne Sener, Advanced Voice

The Draft, 29.0: "Separation Anxiety"
Saturday, February 27, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Megan Denman, YA Novel
J.D. Frey, Poetry
Emily Johns-O'Leary, Short Story
Marvin Guymon, Short Story
Cecilia Brownfoote, Poetry

The Draft, 28.0: "Gift/Re-Gifting"
Saturday, December 12, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Joy Carletti, Essay
Lindsey Griffin, Short Story
Karen Levinbook, Novel
Nick Brasco, Short Story

The Draft, 27.0: "The Mystery and the Horror"
Saturday, October 10, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Kori Chubb, YA Novel
Mark Springer, Apocalyptic Lit
Celeste Cogan, Online Short Story
Sara Fardi, Boulder Advanced Fiction Workshop


The Draft, 26.0: "American Dreams (and Nightmares)"
Saturday, May 16, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Corey Dahl, Intermediate Short Story
Ryan Dingus, Screenwriting
Cameron Snyder, Nontraditional Forms
Neil Krolicki, Noir

The Draft, 25.0: "A Generation Thing"
Saturday, March 14, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Jovan Mays, Poetry
Wesley Webb, Screenplay
Anna Hogeland, Online fiction
Liz Westerfield, Advanced memoir

Holiday Party 2014: The Draft, 24.0 + Volunteer Appreciation + Beacon Award
Saturday, December 13, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Martha Kalin, Poetry
Jesaka Long, Screenplay
Kristin LeClaire, Nonfiction
Lynn Schwebach, Fiction

The Draft, 23.0: "Abductions"
Saturday, October 18, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Barbara Cocks, Works in progress
Gemma Webster, Novel
Kewanna Cigales, Intermediate short story
Shelby Kinney-Lang, Advanced short story

The Draft, 22.0: "Zombies, Ghosts, and Rock-n-Roll"
Saturday, May 10, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Susanna Donato, Memoir
Jay Kenney, Poetry
Jennifer Wortman, Online Experimental Forms
Mary Foley, YA novel

The Draft, 21.0: "Home" + Open House
Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Between 6:00 and 7:00 PM make sure to take a trip to the Attic to check out our newly improved Writerspace!
Katie Boland, Short Fiction
Beth Brinsfield, Experimental/Hybrid Forms
Rachel Maizes, Narrative Nonfiction
Ray Kemble, Personal Essay
Claire Trainor (Young Writer)

The Draft, 20.0: "Time's Arrow" + Holiday Party + Volunteer Appreciation
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Beth Nelson, Experimental/Hybrid
Greg Hybbeneth, Screenwriting
Alejandra Myerston, Essay
Jan Thomas, Novel

The Draft, 19.0: "Games People Play"
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Rodney Bell, Personal Essay
Ashley Hastings, Young Adult
Sarah Fisher, Short Story
Madelyn Garner, Poetry
Dan Manzanares, Novel

The Draft, 18.0: "Eclipse"
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
James Downing, Memoir
Corey Ryan, Young Adult
Colby Hansen, Novel
Peter Nemenoff, Playwriting

The Draft, 17.0: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Kelleen Zubick, Poetry
Patrick Kelly, Short Story
Lia Woodall, Memoir
Levi Jansen, Short Story
Eilidh Spery (young writer)


The Draft, 16.0/Holiday Party/Volunteer Appreciation: “Gift and/or Re-Gifting”
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Cathy Bell, Memoir
Jo Harkins, Novel
Ida Olson, Young Adult
John Holley, Short Story


The Draft, 15.0: "Family Feuds"
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Jomar White, Short Fiction
Roxanne Banks Malia, Poetry
Jenny Taylor-Whitehorn, Screenplay
Judith Gelt, Memoir


The Draft, 14.0: "Other Worlds"
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Anna Stull, Nonfiction
Lisa Mahoney, Novel
Dale Schellenger, Poetry
Randall Sylvan, Short Story


The Draft 13.0: “Kiss me, I’m…”
Saturday, March 17, 2012, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Jenny Weins, Novel
Stacie Chadwick, YA
Malinda Miller, Nonfiction
Mark Asimus, Short Fiction


The Draft 12.0: "On The Edge + Holiday Party + Volunteer Appreciation"
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Regina Drexler, Short story
Brynn Downing, Poetry
Sean McAfee, Novel
Deanne Gertner, Short Story


The Draft 11.0: "Know Thyself"
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 6:00 PM @ Lighthouse Grotto
Tjaden Lotito, Poetry
Jim Ringel, Short Fiction
Christy Bailey, Memoir
Taryn Browne, Novel


The Draft 10.0: "Chance Encounters"
Saturday, May 7, 2011, 7:00 @ 910 Arts 910 Santa Fe
Jessica Austgen, Novel
Beth Bell, Short Story
Carmel Mawle, Novel
Jody Sorenson, Poetry


The Draft 9.0: The "You" in Voyeur
Where: 910 Arts Event Gallary, 910 Santa Fe Bllvd.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011, 7:00 PM, reading @ 7:45
Kate Rosen, Nonfiction
Laurel Kallenbach, Fiction
Kim O’Connor, Poetry
Mari Brown, Fiction


The Draft 8.0: "Diamonds and Other Shiny Things + Holiday Party"
Where: Flobots Community Space, 2705 Larimer Street
When: December 4, 2010, 7:00 PM, reading @ 7:45 PM
Nan Young, Novel
Susy Alkaitis, Poetry
Eddie Young, Short story


The Draft 7.0: "Caveat Emptor, or Buyer Beware"
Where: 910 Arts, 910 Santa Fe
When: September 25, 2010, 7:00 PM, reading @ 7:45 PM
Laurie Sleeper, Short story
Gary Barnes, Nonfiction
Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Novel
Joan Manheimer, Poetry


The Draft 6.0: "Lost and Found (All-Fiction Special)"
Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 910 Arts, 910 Santa Fe Drive
6pm Warm up (Drinks with friends)
Christy Clothier, Fiction
Zack Dryden, Fiction
Rudy Melena, Fiction
Deanette Vasicek, Fiction


The Draft 5.0: "Mysterious Ways"
March 13, 2010
Dan Frost, Poetry
Tiffany Tyson, Novel
Robyn Richey-Piz, Nonficiton
Mary Gattuso, Novel


The Draft 4.0: "Holidays and Other Entertainments"
December 2009, Space
Meg Nix, Nonfiction
Roger Wehling, Poetry


The Draft 3.0: "Fire and Ice"
Saturday, October 10, 2009, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM workspace
Laura Bond, Fiction
Jennifer Sullivan, Fiction
Joey Chase, Nonfiction
Jon Hammer, Nonfiction


The Draft 2.0: "Close Calls and Near Misses"
Saturday, May 30, 2009, 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
@910 Arts
Wendy Fryke, Poetry
Greg Jalbert, Novel
Mia McKenzie, Short story
Brendan Landry, Short story


The Draft 1.0: "Bad Ideas"
March 21, 2009, 6:45 to 7:55 PM
@910 Arts
Nick Franciose
Ginny Hoyle
Keith Rice

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