Upcoming Events

Lit Crawl Denver
[Collaboration with At the Inkwell, BookBar, FBomb Reading Series, Mile-High MFA Program, Colorado Center for the Book, Tethered by Letters]
Friday, September 2, 8:00 to 8:45 PM
@Call to Arms Brewing Company, 4526 Tennyson Street
The first annual Lit Crawl Denver is Friday, September 2! Join more than 30 Denver-area writers for a wild night of literary debauchery during Tennyson Street’s First Friday. The fun continues during the after-party, 2nd Annual Fu*%ing Fabulous Fiction Fest presented by BookBar and High Fiction, 9-11 p.m., at the Oriental Theater. Entertainment will include adult drinking spelling bee, burlesque, circus acts, authors doing strange things and  High Fiction band. Tickets are $12. Adults only. Book sales will be at BookBar and Oriental Theater. At each event, Bienvenidos Food Bank will also be collecting non-perishable food and cash can donations. The food bank has been supporting Denver communities for 40 years! Lit Crawl Denver is hosted by: BookBar, Berkeley Untapped, Call to Arms Brewing Company, Local46 Bar, Mermaid Fine Books and Tea for Ewe.

Hard Times Writing Workshop
[Collaboration with Denver Public Library]
Tuesday, September 6, 13, 20, 27, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
@Central Library's Level 1 Book Club Room, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Telling our stories can often help us process our life experiences and find new paths. Led by Lighthouse instructor Jane Thatcher, these weekly workshops are for people experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Join us for a safe and supportive writing workshop that's free and open to all. Writing prompts, tools, and refreshments provided.

Friday 500: Dialogue and Action Tags
Friday, September 9, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Pony-Up: A Shindig of Western Proportions
Saturday, September 10, 4:30 PM
@Bear Creek Lake Park, 15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood
Join us for Pony Up: A Shindig of Western Proportions, September 10, at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood. We’ll practice our line dancing to a live band, taste some top-shelf whiskey, and enjoy barbecue and gourmet s’mores around the campfire. Come early for trail rides and roping practice starting at 4:00 PM! Proceeds from Pony Up will support Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s school outreach programs, Writership grants, community writing workshops, and several new Write Denver literary art installations across the city.

Write Aurora: DeLaney Farm Tour
Sunday, September 11, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@DeLaney Farm, 170 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora
Join Aurora Poet Laureate Jovan Mays for a walk through the farm's historic buildings and a discussion of Aurora's rural history, followed by guided writing time. [Workshops are free, but participants must register in advance through the City of Aurora. Call 303.326.8650 to reserve a spot. Registration closes at 8:00 AM the Friday before each workshop.]

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, September 12, 19, 26, 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 by the good vibes at Lighthouse. Guests are welcome to come and write with us once before joining.

Write Denver: Seniors in September
[Collaboration with the Commission on Aging, Office on Aging, and Denver Art Museum]
Thursday, September 15, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue

Lighthouse Presents: Making the Mountain
Friday, September 16, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Presenters:
Nadia Bolz-Weber, founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints
Mara Wiles, Comedian
Tony Garcia, Executive Artistic Director of Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center

Write Denver: CherryArts Festival at Stanley
Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday, September 18, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
@Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas Street, Aurora

Writing the West @AMWA
[Collaboration with the American Museum of Western Art]
Wednesday, September 21, 2:30 to 4:30 PM
@American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place
Experience the West through the written word. Whether you’ve visited before or it’s your first time here, the collection will reveal its stories and symbols through informal writing sessions with guides from Lighthouse Writers Workshop. This program is one in a series of writing sessions offered monthly, with different topics and ideas to explore each time. We hope the writers that attend (both experienced and novice) will be inspired by the American West presented in the Collection. Tickets are $5, and attendance is capped. Be sure and reserve your spot today.

Friday 500
Friday, September 23, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Lighthouse Presents: Assembly
Saturday, September 23, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
@Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax

Castlewood Canyon State Park Hike & Write
[Collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club]
Saturday, September 24, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
@Castlewood Canyon State Park, 2989 Colorado 83, Franktown, CO
We will meet in the parking area right next to the entrance station.
***A suggested donation of $10 is requested for this event. All proceeds will be split between Lighthouse and Sierra Club. If you appreciate these types of outings, please support them.***

Write Aurora: Star K Ranch Tour
Sunday, September 25, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@ Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora
Take a walking tour through the natural preserve and then join Aurora Poet Laureate Jovan Mays for guided writing time, with a focus on nature. [Workshops are free, but participants must register in advance through the City of Aurora. Call 303.326.8650 to reserve a spot. Registration closes at 8:00 AM the Friday before each workshop.]

Drop-In Writing: The World Is Imagined--Stories of Fantastic Creatures & Places
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, September 27, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1
Pick up a pencil and spark your creative interests in these informal writing sessions. With the help of a DAM instructor, try your hand at a new writing topic every month, while visiting various museum galleries. September 27: This month we’ll break away from reality in Tableau and embark on journeys into strange and dreamy new lands, spending time with fantastical creatures, all in a quest to free our imaginations and create new fables of our own. Free with museum admission. No reservations required.

Freeman's Release Party
Saturday, October 1, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Following his craft talk, writer and editor John Freeman will join us for a release party for his biannual lit magazine, Freeman's. Lighthouse instructor and featured writer Amanda Rea will participate in a reading and Q&A.

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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 by the good vibes at Lighthouse. Guests are welcome to come and write with us once before joining.

Hard Times Writing Workshop
[Collaboration with Denver Public Library]
Tuesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
@Central Library's Level 1 Book Club Room, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Telling our stories can often help us process our life experiences and find new paths. Led by Lighthouse instructor Jane Thatcher, these weekly workshops are for people experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Join us for a safe and supportive writing workshop that's free and open to all. Writing prompts, tools, and refreshments provided.

Willfully Submit
Saturday, October 8, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street

Lighthouse Presents: Assembly
Sunday, October 9
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street

Friday 500: Ghost Stories Part 1
Friday, October 14, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Write Aurora: Gateway to the Rockies Art Show Tour
Sunday, October 16, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
Join a local artist for a tour of the Gateway to the Rockies art show, followed by a discussion and guided writing time with Aurora Poet Laureate Jovan Mays. [Workshops are free, but participants must register in advance through the City of Aurora. Call 303.326.8650 to reserve a spot. Registration closes at 8:00 AM the Friday before each workshop.]

Friday 500: Clyfford Still Museum Field Trip
Friday, October 21, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock Street

Alice Maxine Bowie Reading with Cynthia Wong
Saturday, October 22, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
The Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship sponsors a member of the Lighthouse writing community to a full year of literary support and involvement at Lighthouse. This fellowship was formed in honor of the great Alice Maxine Bowie, who believes everyone has a right to a meaningful education, that much of our most meaningful education comes from literature, and that the world benefits from hearing stories. The fellowship includes: Four 8-week workshops per year or master classes (one per year), as well as registration, lodging, and board for the Grand Lake Retreat or an all-access pass to the Lighthouse Lit Fest. Nonfiction writer, Cynthia Wong was the recipient of the 2015-2016 Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship. Join us to help celebrate Cynthia's project she has worked on over the course of the year at this open-to-the-public reading.

Drop-In Writing: This is the Modern World--The Shapes & Colors of Place
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, October 25, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1
Pick up a pencil and spark your creative interests in these informal writing sessions. With the help of a DAM instructor, try your hand at a new writing topic every month, while visiting various museum galleries. Join us as we explore writing about place using the tools we know best: color, shape, and texture. We’ll visit What It Meant to Be Modern as we consider not only how our sense of place is affected by such sensory information, but also how place often becomes a destination—and an emotional entity, too. Free with museum admission. No reservations required.

Writing the West @AMWA
[Collaboration with the American Museum of Western Art]
Wednesday, October 26, 2:30 to 4:30 PM
@American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place
Experience the West through the written word. Whether you’ve visited before or it’s your first time here, the collection will reveal its stories and symbols through informal writing sessions with guides from Lighthouse Writers Workshop. This program is one in a series of writing sessions offered monthly, with different topics and ideas to explore each time. We hope the writers that attend (both experienced and novice) will be inspired by the American West presented in the Collection. Tickets are $5, and attendance is capped. Be sure and reserve your spot today.

Friday 500: Ghost Stories Part 2
Friday, October 28, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Write Aurora: Public Art Tour
Sunday, October 30, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
Explore a few of Aurora's public art pieces, followed by a discussion and guided writing time with Aurora Poet Laureate Jovan Mays. [Workshops are free, but participants must register in advance through the City of Aurora. Call 303.326.8650 to reserve a spot. Registration closes at 8:00 AM the Friday before each workshop.]

Hard Times Writing Workshop
[Collaboration with Denver Public Library]
Tuesday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
@Central Library's Level 1 Book Club Room, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Telling our stories can often help us process our life experiences and find new paths. Led by Lighthouse instructor Jane Thatcher, these weekly workshops are for people experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Join us for a safe and supportive writing workshop that's free and open to all. Writing prompts, tools, and refreshments provided.

Visiting Author Series: Free Reading, Reception, and Q&A with Margot Livesey
Friday, November 4, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
@Lighthouse, 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Following Margot's craft seminar, Hush, Shut Up, Please Be Quiet, join us for free reception, reading, and Q&A from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, drinks and light refreshments included.  Margot is the author of a collection of stories and seven novels. Her eighth novel, Mercury, will be published in September 2016. In July 2017, Tin House published her book about the craft of fiction, The Hidden Machinery.   

Write Aurora: Central Library Tour
Sunday, November 6, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Aurora Public Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Aurora's main library and then use literary classics for inspiration during guided writing time with Aurora Poet Laureate Jovan Mays. [Workshops are free, but participants must register in advance through the City of Aurora. Call 303.326.8650 to reserve a spot. Registration closes at 8:00 AM the Friday before each workshop.]

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 by the good vibes at Lighthouse. Guests are welcome to come and write with us once before joining.

Friday 500
Friday, November 11, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Lighthouse Presents: Assembly
Saturday, November 12, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Celebrate with us for a free night of readings and performances!

Writing the West @AMWA
[Collaboration with the American Museum of Western Art]
Wednesday, November 16, 2:30 to 4:30 PM
@American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place
Experience the West through the written word. Whether you’ve visited before or it’s your first time here, the collection will reveal its stories and symbols through informal writing sessions with guides from Lighthouse Writers Workshop. This program is one in a series of writing sessions offered monthly, with different topics and ideas to explore each time. We hope the writers that attend (both experienced and novice) will be inspired by the American West presented in the Collection. Tickets are $5, and attendance is capped. Be sure and reserve your spot today.

Write Denver: Clyfford Still Museum 5th Anniversary Celebration
[Collaboration with the Clyfford Still Museum]
Friday, November 18, 2:00 to 3:00 PM
@Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock Street

Write Aurora: Porgy & Bess
Sunday, November 27, 1:30 to 5:30 PM
@Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Take in a free performance of Porgy & Bess and then meet in the library for some guided writing exercises. [Workshops are free, but participants must register in advance through the City of Aurora. Call 303.326.8650 to reserve a spot. Registration closes at 8:00 AM the Friday before each workshop.]

Drop-In Writing
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, November 29, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1

Lighthouse Presents: Making the Mountain
Friday, December 2, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Presenters:
TBD

Inside the Writer's Studio with Dana Spiotta and Jess Walter
Saturday, December 3, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue - Lewis Sharp Auditorium
Tickets on sale October 3. 

Write Aurora: Centennial House Tour
Sunday, December 4, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Centennial House. 1671 Galena St., Aurora
Join Aurora Poet Laureate Jovan Mays for a tour of a historic Victorian, decorated for the holidays, followed by guided writing time. [Workshops are free, but participants must register in advance through the City of Aurora. Call 303.326.8650 to reserve a spot. Registration closes at 8:00 AM the Friday before each workshop.]

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, December 5, 12, 19, 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 by the good vibes at Lighthouse. Guests are welcome to come and write with us once before joining.

Colorado Gives Day
Tuesday, December 6, All Day
@Everywhere
At Lighthouse we know that writers need solitude, but we also need readers, mentors, and friends. Sometimes we even need deadlines. Here is where your solitude is nurtured, prepared-for, recovered-from. Here is where books are written and discovered, where hazy ideas are brought into sharp focus. We welcome wallflowers and gadabouts, dreamers and doers, deep thinkers and big talkers. We may write in silence, but together we make a (downright inspiring) ruckus.

Hard Times Writing Workshop
[Collaboration with Denver Public Library]
Tuesday, December 6, 13, 20, 27, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
@Central Library's Level 1 Book Club Room, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Telling our stories can often help us process our life experiences and find new paths. Led by Lighthouse instructor Jane Thatcher, these weekly workshops are for people experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Join us for a safe and supportive writing workshop that's free and open to all. Writing prompts, tools, and refreshments provided.

Friday 500
Friday, December 9, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Willfully Submit
Saturday, December 10, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street

Holiday Party: Beacon Award + Volunteer Appreciation
Saturday, December 10, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto

Write Aurora: The Nutcracker Ballet
Sunday, December 11, 1:30 to 5:30 PM
@Aurora Central High School, 11700 E. 11th Place, Aurora
Attend a live performance of The Nutcracker by Aurora Dance Arts students and the Aurora Symphony. Afterwards, meet Aurora Poet Laureate Jovan Mays in the lobby for discussion and a guided writing exercise. [Workshops are free, but participants must register in advance through the City of Aurora. Call 303.326.8650 to reserve a spot. Registration closes at 8:00 AM the Friday before each workshop.]

Friday 500
Friday, December 23, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Drop-In Writing
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, December 27, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1

Writing the West @AMWA
[Collaboration with the American Museum of Western Art]
Wednesday, January 18, 2:30 to 4:30 PM
@American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place
Experience the West through the written word. Whether you’ve visited before or it’s your first time here, the collection will reveal its stories and symbols through informal writing sessions with guides from Lighthouse Writers Workshop. This program is one in a series of writing sessions offered monthly, with different topics and ideas to explore each time. We hope the writers that attend (both experienced and novice) will be inspired by the American West presented in the Collection. Tickets are $5, and attendance is capped. Be sure and reserve your spot today.

 

 

 

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