Upcoming Events

Friday 500: 2-Hour Write
Friday, March 27, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Due to Inside the Writer's Studio with Kazuo Ishiguro taking place at the same time as Friday 500 this week, we're going to write for two hours straight, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM--a perfect amount of time to spring-clean that story of yours that needs a good dusting!

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 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

Art + Lit, a Discussion about Patti Smith, the 80s NYC Art Scene, and Art by Robert Mapplethorpe
[Collaboration with the Art Students League of Denver]
Thursday, April 2, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
@Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street
Join Lighthouse and the Art Students League for this fourth discussion in a series of six about literature and art. This session features Just Kids by Patti Smith, the 80s NYC art scene, and art by Robert Mapplethorpe. Poet and Executive Director Michael Henry, and artist and Executive Director of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center Rupert Jenkins will be our guides into the historical context of the memoir and the art and where they intersect. All are welcome, including those who have not read the lit or seen the art!
Cost: $10 per session

The Book Project Info Session
Saturday, April 4, 3:30 to 5:00 PM
@Lighthouse, 1515 Race Street
The Book Project is a two-year intensive program for writers of book-length works. Join us at this info session to find out more about the program and how to apply, and to talk to current members of the Book Project along with the program mentors.

Erika Krouse Book Release Party
Saturday, April 4, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Come and help us celebrate Erika's new novel, Contenders. There will be wine, a reading, a book signing, and Erika--what could be better?

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, April 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 write with us once before joining.

[AWP--Minneapolis, Tuesday, April 7 to Saturday, April 11]

Friday 500: Lit Mags--Flash Fiction, Flash Memoir
Friday, April 10, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

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

Scribulator's Guild, a Nonfiction Salon
Friday, April 24, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
"The Scribulator's Guild," a top secret meet-up where local journalists talk shop and imbibe freely, is going public in a big way at Lighthouse! Hosted by Lighthouse faculty member Joel Warner, the program includes an in-depth interview with a guest writer or author about their craft, lots of writerly mingling, and of course free bottles of beer and cups of wine. Special guest for the first salon will be Scott Carney, a Boulder-based investigative journalist who has written for WIRED, Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Playboy, and other national publications. His first book, The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers, won the 2012 Clarion Award for best nonfiction book, and his new book, Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment, has just hit bookstores. What's more, Scott has recently captured headlines for a series of provocative blog posts and interviews in which he argues the freelance-writing industry is dramatically unfair to writers. Come share a few drinks, compare notes, and learn about what it takes to make it in the nonfiction big leagues.

Willfully Submit
Saturday, April 25, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Lighthouse members who are story-writers, essayists, poets--anyone who has work ready to send out to literary magazines--join us for this session's Willfully Submit. It might not be the most fun way to spend a Saturday morning, but it's definitely the most caffeinated! Facilitated by Laura Miller, Lighthouse's Program Assistant and former co-editor-in-chief at the Sonora Review and managing editor of Fairy Tale Review, this session is intended to allow for plenty of time to send out those submissions. Bring your laptop, your finished pieces, and yourself; we'll provide donuts, fruit, coffee, and tea.

Art + Lit, a Discussion about Sylvia Plath and Giorgio De Chirico
[Collaboration with the Art Students League of Denver]
Saturday, April 25, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Join Lighthouse and the Art Students League for this fifth discussion in a series of six about literature and art. This session features The Disquieting Muses, by Syliva Plath and The Disquieting Muses, by De Chirico. Poet and Lighthouse instructor Sara Michas-Martin, and guest artist Bruce Price from the League will be our guides into the historical context of these two pieces and their intersections. All are welcome, including those who have not read the lit or seen the art!
Cost: $10 per session

Drop-In Writing Sessions
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, April 28, 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 Michael Henry, Lighthouse's Executive Director, 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, April 28 we'll take a look at Quiet Contemplation -Using the evocative photography of Barbara Bosworth as a jumping off point, we'll try several writing exercises that embrace the contemplative mode inspired by the natural world. In the manner of writers like Thoreau, learn to not only describe what you see, but explore thoughts and ideas as they occur. Free with museum admission; no reservations required.

See & Say: A Symbiosis of Visual and Literary Art
[Collaboration with the Art Students League of Denver]
Thursday, April 30 thru Saturday, June 6
Thursdays & Fridays, 1:00 to 6:00 PM; Saturdays, Noon to 4:00 PM
@Abecedarian Gallery, 910 Santa Fe Drive #101
A symbiotic connection is a cooperative relationship between two different people or groups that depend upon and mutually benefit each other. This exhibition transcends visual and literary art while select artists and writers collaborate.

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