Upcoming Events

Friday 500: Microphone Practice + "Bridges to Branches" Book Release
Friday, December 9, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
This Friday is the final Friday 500 of 2016! To celebrate another great year of writing and community, you're invited to bring and read a short piece of work in the grotto this week. Read something polished, something brand new, whatever you'd like! Then, join us to celebrate the book release of Bridges to Branches, an anthology of work from Friday 500's collaboration with Lighthouse's Young Authors Collective. We'll have cupcakes and everything.

Willfully Submit
Saturday, December 10, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street
Lighthouse members who are story writers, essayists, poets—anyone who has work ready to send out to literary magazines—join us for one of four Willfully Submits each year. During this informal, two-hour session, we'll discuss how lit journals work, some methods for getting your work out there, and answer any questions you have about the process. Then, we'll submit our work! Bring your laptop, your finished pieces, and yourself; we'll provide donuts, fruit, coffee, and teaIt might not be the most fun way to spend a Saturday morning, but it's definitely the most caffeinated. Facilitated by Laura Miller, Lighthouse program coordinator and former co-editor-in-chief of the Sonora Review and managing editor of Fairy Tale Review, the session is intended to allow for plenty of time to send out those submissions, after a short talk, and update. Calisthenics optional.

Holiday Party: Beacon Award + Volunteer Appreciation + Making the Mountain
Saturday, December 10, 6:30 to 9:00 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto
Every artist has a story. Making the Mountain is your chance to hear it. Free drinks start at 7:00 PM, and speakers go on at 8:00 PM.
Featuring:
Paul Karolyi, Host of Changing Denver
Esther Hernandez, Multimedia Artist 
Victoria Hanley, Writer and Lighthouse Beacon Award Winner

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.]

Drop-In Writing: Symbolism and Perspective
[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
This month, we’ll be spending time in the Glory of Venice special exhibition, exploring what’s outside in order to calculate the things that are inside—which is just another way of describing symbolism, both in painting and writing. We’ll work to identify some common symbols in these paintings, and then we’ll create some of our own, in sentence form.

Hard Times Writing Workshop
[Collaboration with Denver Public Library]
Tuesday, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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.

Book Project Info Session
Friday, January 6, 4:00 to 5:00 PM
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street, Grotto
Join Book Project mentors and staff for an info session on all-things Book Project. Ask your burning questions and prepare for the next application cycle, which opens April 1, 2017. No RSVP necessary. The info session will be followed by a keynote talk with Steven Schwartz, dinner, and happy hour with current Book Project participants. Tickets for the dinner and keynote are $20, details TBA. The info session is free. 

Art + Lit: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel + The Book of Genesis
[Collaboration with Art Students League]
​Friday, January 6, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
@Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, January 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor, 1515 Race Street

Friday 500
Friday, January 13, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Writing the West @AMWA: Ranchers & Livestock
[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.

Drop-In Writing: You Are What You Wear
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, January 24, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1
What is clothing but a system of signs and self-identification? How do the clothes “make the man,” or woman, for that matter? By spending time in the Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s-90s exhibit, we’ll develop characters from the outside in, using the clothes they wear to tell us about the secret desires they keep.

Friday 500
Friday, January 27, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Write Denver: Colorado Preservation--Saving Places Conference
[Collaboration with Colorado Preservation, Inc.]
Thursday, February 2 thru Friday, February 3
@Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street
The Saving Places Conference is a dynamic event that features high-quality educational content and networking opportunities for individuals interested in historic preservation. The event is designed to provide engaging, varied content that will equip attendees with knowledge and tools they can integrate into their work and communities.

Art + Lit: Pop Art + Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life
[Collaboration with Art Students League]
​Friday, February 3, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 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, February 7, 14, 21, 28 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 + Assembly
Friday, February 10, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Friday 500 + Making the Mountain
Friday, February 24, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Drop-In Writing: From the Fire--and Into the Form
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, February 28, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1
Using the special exhibit From the Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection as inspiration, we’ll venture into several Asian forms of writing, and we’ll also learn a bit about some Asian artistic concepts, such as the term wabi sabi.

Visiting Author Series: Lynn Emmanuel
Friday, March 3, Times TBD
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Art + Lit: Native American Art + Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
[Collaboration with Art Students League]
​Friday, March 3, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
@Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 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, March 7, 14, 21, 28 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, March 10, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Friday 500
Friday, March 24, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Inside the Writer's Studio with Elif Batuman & Aleksandar Hemon
Saturday, March 25, Times TBD
@Location TBD

Drop-In Writing
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, March 28, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 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, April 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.

Art + Lit: Moyo Ogundipe’s Soliloquy painting + Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah
[Collaboration with Art Students League]
​Friday, April 7, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street

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

Book Project Info Session
Friday, April 21, Times TBD
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street, Grotto

Drop-In Writing
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, April 25, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1

Friday 500
Friday, April 28, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Write Denver: Doors Open Denver
[Collaboration with the Denver Architectural Foundation]
Saturday, April 29 thru Sunday, April 30, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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.

Art + Lit: Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party + Chris Kraus’s I Love Dick
[Collaboration with Art Students League]
​Friday, May 5, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
@Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street

Inside the Writer's Studio with Etgar Keret
Saturday, May 6, Times TBD
@University of Denver

Friday 500
Friday, May 12, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Drop-In Writing
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, May 23, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1

Friday 500 + Assembly
Friday, May 26, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Lit Fest
Friday, June 2 thru Friday, June 16
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, June 5, 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.

Hard Times Writing Workshop
[Collaboration with Denver Public Library]
Tuesday, June 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.

Making the Mountain
Friday, June 9, 8:00 to 9:30 PM
@Lighthouse Lit Fest Tent, 1515 Race Street

Art + Lit: ArtNauts + Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts
[Collaboration with Art Students League]
​Friday, June 16, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
@Lighthouse Lit Fest Tent, 1515 Race Street

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

 

 

 

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