Upcoming Events

Art + Lit, a Discussion about George Saunders and Performance Art
[Collaboration with the Art Students League of Denver]
Thursday, February 26, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Friday 500: The Greatness of Flaws
Friday, February 27, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
In Edward Abbey’s author’s introduction to his book Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness he says, “[…]if the book has virtues they cannot be disentangled from the faults; that there is a way of being wrong which is also sometimes necessarily right.” During the second hour of Friday 500 we’ll take a look at excerpts from three of the greatest works ever written in English, thus looking in the eye some of English’s greatest literary flaws. Then, we’ll look at our own work and write and discuss our way into the greatness of being right by being wrong.

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor, 1515 Race Street
Every Monday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Lighthouse members are invited to write and relax and be inspired in the good vibes at Lighthouse. Guests are welcome to come and write with us once before joining.

Lighthouse Presents: Making the Mountain
Friday, March 6, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Every artist has a story. Making the Mountain is your chance to hear it. Drinks at 6 PM, presentations at 7 PM. A FREE event!
Roy Katz + Tanya Fleisher, Co-founders of Winter Session
Rachel Sturz, Investigative journalist
Garrett Ammon, Artistic Director of Wonderbound

Alice Maxine Bowie Fellow Tessa Cheek: FREE Workshop "Writing the City"
Saturday, March 7, 1:00 to 3:30 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Denver is changing, fast. For writers lucky enough to be here at this vibrant time that means ample fodder for our imaginations--what will our city be like in 10 years? 25? 100? Likewise, for those of us who've lived here for a while, there's much to say about the rate of change for good or ill and certainly for geographic and social impact. There's much to remember as a Denver that was, raucous cowtown, is smoothed over by a high-profile, high-density future. Join us for this "writing the city" free class led by Tessa Cheek, Alice Maxine Bowie 2014-2015 fellow. "City writing," its literary technique and background will be introduced to participants at the begining of the workshop. Then, attendees will read a few short texts from major writers of city, each with an associated exercise focused on a practical tool of place writing. We'll take a look at observational street-watch writers like Robert Walsh, fabulists such as Italo Calvino, and social critics like Chan Koonchung and Gary Shteyngart.

The Remains of the Day Screening & Talk-Back
[Collaboration with the Sie FilmCenter]
Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 PM
@Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Avenue
This screening is a collaboration with Lighthouse Writers Workshop, in conjunction with their upcoming Writer’s Studio with Kazuo Ishiguro. Lighthouse Writers Workshop is the largest nonprofit literary community in Colorado and the Mountain West. A talk-back with Lighthouse instructor Terry Dodd will immediately follow the screening.
Dutiful butler Stevens (Anthony Hopkins) dedicates himself wholly to tending Lord Darlington's (James Fox) house, turning a blind eye to Darlington's Nazi sympathies. When housekeeper Miss Kenton (Emma Thompson) tries to coax Stevens out of his staid shell, his reluctance may cost him dearly. He finally seeks out Miss Kenton later in life, but is it too late? This Merchant-Ivory period drama was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture.
Director: James Ivory
Story by: Kazuo Ishiguro
Adapted from: The Remains of the Day
Principal Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox, Christopher Reeve
US Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Cost: $8.00 for Lighthouse Members

Dramatic Writer Happy Hour
Thursday, March 12
7:00 PM, Reading & Pamela Ribon Info Session
8:00 PM, The Art of the Hollywood Pitch
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Hosted by Jenny Taylor-Whitehorn. Join us at 7:00 PM to learn about Pamela Ribon and her upcoming Lit Fest juried workshop. After this, a few of us will do a dramatic reading from our screenplays, teleplays, or plays. If you're interested in reading or "acting" at this event or at a future event, please email Jenny, jtaylorwhitehorn@gmail.com. There will be four readers MAX, ten pages MAX per reader. Then, starting at 8:00 PM, learn the art of the Hollywood pitch with Joey Tuccio from Stage 32's Happy Writer's Executive Coverage Program. Ten volunteers will pitch live to Joey via Skype for instant, on the spot feedback. If you want to pitch PLEASE EMAIL JENNY. There are limited spots and they will be given on a first come, first served basis. If you want to pitch, but don't know how, come and learn and then maybe next time get in! Also, there will be a live Q&A with an LA based manager who will answer any questions of how to start your screenwriting career NOT in LA. Please RSVP to Jenny so we have enough snacks and drinks for everyone!

Friday 500: The Big Sync
[Collaboration with Wonderbound]
Friday, March 13, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Wonderbound, 1075 Park Avenue West

Open House + The Draft, a Reading Show, 25.0: "A Generation Thing"
Saturday, March 14, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
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.
Jovan Mays (poetry)
Wesley Webb (screenplay)
Anna Hogeland (online fiction)
Liz Westerfield (advanced memoir)

Kazuo Ishiguro Primer + Book Talk
Saturday, March 21, 5:00 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Join prominent Ishiguro scholar Cynthia Wong for this two-part community event. In the first half, Cynthia will take the group through a primer of Ishiguro's work and talk about his place in contemporary literature. Then, after a short break for snacks and refreshments, we'll reconvene for a fun and engaging book discussion of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel, Never Let Me Go. (Note: Ishiguro will NOT be attending this free event, although he will be at Lighthouse's Writer's Studio weekend, March 27 and 28.) Please RSVP for the free Book Talk by email to info@lighthousewriters.org.

12-Hour Write-a-thon
Sunday, March 22, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street
Ready to "lose all writerly control" among friends? Need your project(s) to get back into fighting shape for the March session? Join your fellow writers, all working through drafts and rewrites before the spring workshop sign-up! Bring your laptop, notebook, or whatever you need to write your face off! Coffee provided, but feel free to add to the potluck located on the 1st Floor. Drop in or out anytime; $5 suggested donation.

Drop-In Writing Sessions
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, March 24, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1
Pick up a pencil and spark your creative interests in these informal writing sessions. With the help of Dan Manzanares, Lighthouse’s Creative Curator, try your hand at a new writing topic every month, while visiting various museum galleries. Meet in the El Pomar Grand Atrium of the Hamilton Building, level 1. All experience levels welcome, bring your own supplies or use one of our notebooks. On Tuesday, March 24 we’ll take a look at Color and Shape - Spend time wandering through the exhibition Juan Miró: Instinct and Imagination and use Miró’s vibrant colors and forms as keys to unlock your imagination. Show up ready to write—and to be surprised where your creativity might lead you. Free with museum admission; no reservations required.

Friday 500
Friday, March 27, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Inside the Writer's Studio with Kazuo Ishiguro
Friday, March 27
Doors open, 5:30 PM
Interview, 6:30 to 7:45 PM
Book signing, 8:00 PM
@King Center, University of Colorado Denver, 855 Lawrence Way
Inside the Writer's Studio is the popular and unpredictable on-stage, unscripted conversation between studio guest Kazuo Ishiguro and Lighthouse Fiction Instructor Erika Krouse. Gossip could be leaked. Craft secrets uncovered. Register for Inside the Writer's Studio here

Shop Talk & Signing with Kazuo Ishiguro
Saturday, March 28, 9:00 to 10:30 AM
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street
Join the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go for a riveting craft discussion. Register for the Shop Talk here

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