We're hosting a free workshop on March 8! Bring your friends and introduce them to our classy (pun intended) community.
Spring ahead to summer! Applications for the Young Writers Summer Camp are due on March 15.
Swing on by Lighthouse at 4:30 PM, grab some coffee and cookies, find your favorite perch, and fire out your 500 words. Then at 5:30 PM, keep on writing or gather for discussions on craft, conversations with guest writers, or spontaneous group writing and sharing.
The Friday 500 happens from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM every 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.
This event is for current Lighthouse members, though guests are welcome to visit once before joining.
February 28, 2013
The New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown, says that if you need to get the attention of a wayward character, putting her in a room and setting her on fire will do the trick. She goes on to say, "Unless, of course, your character isn't flammable." That got me thinking--what makes a character flammable? Is it motivation--a character's wants and needs, desires and fears? Is it stakes? Setting? All, or none of the above? During the second hour of Friday 500 this will be our focus. Through exercises and discussion we'll try to nail down a few techniques to help keep your characters ablaze. 
February 14, 2014
Due to the Lighthouse Creative Curator being suddenly taken out of commission, attendees wrote for the entire two hours. 
January 24, 2014
This Friday 500 was a check-in/prompt during The Big Read Kick-Off Party held at the McNichols Civic Center Building. Those in attendance received a prompt based on the Dadaist and Surrealist exercise of "chance poetry." 
Housekeeping--the Style of Marilynne Robinson
January 10, 2014
We'll take a closer look at the style Robinson deploys in her Pulitzer Prize-nominated book Housekeeping to see why Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.