Upcoming Events

Friday 500: Between the Drafts + Making the Mountain
Friday, February 24
4:30 to 6:30 (Friday 500)
7:00 to 8:30 PM (Making the Mountain)
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Kazuo Ishiguro says his greatest strength as a writer is the work he does between drafts. During the second hour of Friday 500, we'll discuss our best revision practices and use writing exercises to apply some new and useful ones. And stick around after: Friday 500 is followed by Making the Mountain this week, starting at 7 PM. Every artist has a story. Making the Mountain is your chance to hear it.
Making the Mountain Presenters:
Professor Phelyx, perception engineer
Karl Christian Krumpholz, cartoonist
Tom Hagerman, musician

Now What? Writing the Transition from Servicemember to Civilian: A Workshop for Women Veterans
Saturday, February 25, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (with additional sessions March 4, 11, & 25 and April 1 & 8)
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street
What happens during the shift from military to civilian life? How does the world see us as women, as veterans, as family members, as partners? How do we see ourselves out of uniform? Lighthouse instructor and Navy veteran Khadijah Queen will lead this free workshop for female veterans. We will read poems, stories, and essays by women vets and then use prompts to write our own. At the end of the six-week workshop, we'll gather our work to produce a chapbook and/or a public reading. Please note: Participants must apply and must commit to all meetings. To apply, send a three- to five-page writing sample (any genre) and a one-paragraph statement about your interest in this class to womenvetsworkshop@gmail.com

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 Emanuel 
Friday, March 3, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Join Lynn Emanuel, author of five books of poetry including Hotel Fiesta and The Nerve of It, for a free reading, reception, and Q&A. The event will follow her afternoon craft class, Obsessional Poetics: No One Writes Just One Poem

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
In partnership with Art Students League of Denver, Art + Lit pairs a work of literature with a piece of art and looks at where the two intersect (and don't!). Each session, two guest speakers--a writer and an artist--start the discussion, which is then followed by an audience Q&A. Everyone's welcome--even those who haven't read the book! Tickets: $10. Speakers: Artist Gregg Deal and writer Erika T. Wurth.

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. 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

Writing the West @AMWA: Western Women
[Collaboration with the American Museum of Western Art]
Wednesday, March 15, 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: The Write Age
Friday, March 24, 31, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Eisenhower Recreation Center, 4300 E. Dartmouth Avenue
Feel the urge to write? What are the life-memories you want to pass along? What are the fictional stories you’re burning to get down on paper? What are the poems inside of you seeking the light of day? Work with facilitators from Lighthouse to put your stories on the page. Open to all ages 50 and up; no previous writing experience necessary. Free! Program space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register, contact Eisenhower Recreation Center at 720.865.0730. (Even those who have attended previous sessions of The Write Age must phone to register.)

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, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
@Tivoli Baerresen Ballroom, 900 Auraria Parkway

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. Join us for a safe and supportive writing workshop that's free and open to all. Writing prompts, tools, and refreshments provided.

Write Denver: The Write Age
Friday, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Eisenhower Recreation Center, 4300 E. Dartmouth Avenue
Feel the urge to write? What are the life-memories you want to pass along? What are the fictional stories you’re burning to get down on paper? What are the poems inside of you seeking the light of day? Work with facilitators from Lighthouse to put your stories on the page. Open to all ages 50 and up; no previous writing experience necessary. Free! Program space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register, contact Eisenhower Recreation Center at 720.865.0730. (Even those who have attended previous sessions of The Write Age must phone to register.)

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
In partnership with Art Students League of Denver, Art + Lit pairs a work of literature with a piece of art and looks at where the two intersect (and don't!). Each session, two guest speakers--a writer and an artist--start the discussion, which is then followed by an audience Q&A. Everyone's welcome--even those who haven't read the book! Tickets: $10. Speakers: Artist and curator Ella Maria Ray and novelist Carleen Brice.

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

Writing the West @AMWA: Western Tools
[Collaboration with the American Museum of Western Art]
Wednesday, April 19, 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.

Book Project Info Session
Friday, April 21, Times TBD
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street, Grotto
Join Book Project mentors and staff for an info session on our two-year program for writers working on book-length works. Free.

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
Doors Open Denver (DOD) is an annual two-day event that provides opportunities for residents and visitors to explore our city, creating meaningful connections to the built environment and promoting quality design. Each spring, the Denver Architectural Foundation (DAF) inspires the community to connect, through self-guided (free) or expert-guided (fee-based) tours of Denver’s unique spaces, including high-profile, historic and/or artistic feats of architecture and design. Doors Open Denver tells the story of where Denver is, where it has been and where it’s going.

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. Join us for a safe and supportive writing workshop that's free and open to all. Writing prompts, tools, and refreshments provided.

Write Denver: The Write Age
Friday, May 5, 12, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Eisenhower Recreation Center, 4300 E. Dartmouth Avenue
Feel the urge to write? What are the life-memories you want to pass along? What are the fictional stories you’re burning to get down on paper? What are the poems inside of you seeking the light of day? Work with facilitators from Lighthouse to put your stories on the page. Open to all ages 50 and up; no previous writing experience necessary. Free! Program space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register, contact Eisenhower Recreation Center at 720.865.0730. (Even those who have attended previous sessions of The Write Age must phone to register.)

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
In partnership with Art Students League of Denver, Art + Lit pairs a work of literature with a piece of art and looks at where the two intersect (and don't!). Each session, two guest speakers--a writer and an artist--start the discussion, which is then followed by an audience Q&A. Everyone's welcome--even those who haven't read the book! Tickets: $10. Speakers: University of Denver professor Meg Jackson and Andrea Dupree, Lighthouse program director.

Inside the Writer's Studio with Etgar Keret
Saturday, May 6, 8:00 to 9:30 PM
@Mizel Arts & Culture Center (Wolf Theater), 350 Dahlia Street

Writing the West @AMWA
[Collaboration with the American Museum of Western Art]
Wednesday, May 17, 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, 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: Willfully Submit
Friday, May 26, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 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, one-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. We'll provide snacks, coffee, beer, and wine. It might not be the most fun way to spend a Friday night, 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.

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. 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

Assembly
Sunday, June 11, Times TBD
@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
In partnership with Art Students League of Denver, Art + Lit pairs a work of literature with a piece of art and looks at where the two intersect (and don't!). Each session, two guest speakers--a writer and an artist--start the discussion, which is then followed by an audience Q&A. Everyone's welcome--even those who haven't read the book! Tickets: $10. Speakers: ArtNuats member Trine Bumiller and fiction writer and Lighthouse instructor Emily Sinclair.

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

Writing the West at AMWA: Write Denver Reading & Installation
[Collaboration with the American Museum of Western Art]
Wednesday, July 19, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
@American Museum of Western Art--The Anschutz Collection, 1727 Tremont Place
Join us at the American Museum of Western Art for this spectacular event where artistic expression is celebrated, and art and writing join forces to explore the beauty of the West. Celebrate writings inspired by the artworks at the American Museum of Western Art. In this culminating Write Denver event, local writers that attended the summer “Writing the West” workshops here at AMWA will read their beautiful works alongside the paintings that inspired them. Following the reading we will enjoy a happy hour in the museum galleries, where you can mingle with the writers and explore Western art while enjoying a refreshing drink and a small bite to eat.

 

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