[Collaboration with the Schlessman Branch Library]
Saturday, May 30, 1:30 to 3:30 PM
@Schlessman Branch Library, 100 Poplar Street
Join Lighthouse Writers Workshop's creative curator, Dan Manzanares as he leads two free writing workshops on Saturday, May 23 and Saturday, May 30, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, at the Schlessman Family Branch Library. Are you interested in starting a memoir, a novel, a short story, a personal essay, or even a collection of poetry? Then, these two classes are for you. We'll look at how to begin, how to endure, and how to finish strong in your pursuit of creative work. Also, Dan will have some fun writing exercises to try out along the way.
Art + Lit, a Discussion about George Saunders and Performance Art
[Collaboration with the Art Students League of Denver]
Saturday, May 30, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Join Lighthouse and the Art Students League for this final discussion in a series of six about literature and art. This session features Tenth of December by George Saunders and performance art. Author and Lighthouse instructor Nick Arvin, and art expert Jessica Brunecky from the League will be our guides into the historical context of these pieces of lit and art and their intersections. All are welcome, including those you have not read the lit! Cost: $10 per session
10th Annual Lit Fest
Friday, June 5 thru Friday, June 19
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street
Lit Fest is out two-week celebration of the literary arts, with workshops in fiction, nonfiction memoir, poetry, and more. During Lit Fest, we hold events day and night--including Salons and Business Panels, free readings, visiting authors, a book fair, and the opening and closing parties. Lit Fest 2015 brings back favorite authors Steve Almond, Mat Johnson, Emily Rapp, Robin Black, and Andre Dubus III. We welcome new faculty Kim Addonizio, Meghan Daum, Major Jackson, Mary Morris, and many others, as well as the return of our all-star cast of Lighthouse regulars, including Shari Caudron, William Haywood Henderson, Erika Krouse, Denise Vega, Victoria Hanley, David Rothman, Laura Pritchett, Ben Whitmer, Joanna Ruocco, Nick Arvin, John Brehm, and oodles more.
Lighthouse Presents: Making the Mountain
Friday, June 12, 7:30 to 9:30 PM
@Lighthouse Book Fair Tent, 1515 Race Street
Every artist has a story. Making the Mountain is your chance to hear it. Drinks at 7:30 PM, presentations at 8:00 PM. A FREE event!
David Daniels, poet
Eric R. Dallimore, owner of Leon Art Gallery
Michelle Baldwin, Vivienne VaVoom, burlesque performer
Friday, June 26, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street