Upcoming Events

Free Reception, Reading, & Q&A with Eli Gottlieb
Friday, September 4, 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Following Eli Gottlieb's seminar "Mechanics & Gearings of Long-Form Narrative," join us for a free reception, reading, and Q&A with the author. Beverages and light snacks provided. Gottlieb's latest novel, Best Boy, will be released on August 24, 2015. RSVP to info@lighthousewriters.org to attend.
Praise for Best Boy:
Best Boy is a remarkable achievement—an intimate and convincing portrayal of what the world looks like from inside the mind of a mentally handicapped but unusually sensitive, observant, and decent man.” —Alison Lurie
“Amid the flood of books about autism in childhood comes this gripping novel about the fresher territory of autism in midlife… written with elan, wit, and great empathy.” —Andrew Solomon

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

Boulder Story Builder
Saturday & Sunday, September 12-13, Various Times
@Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
Lighthouse comes to Boulder each year for the Boulder Story Builder, which we offer this year in the run-up to the Jaipur Literary Festival. On September 12-13, writers of all levels and genres are invited to work with renowned authors Erika Krouse, Doug Kurtz, Brad Wetzler, and Emily Sinclair in seminars geared toward writers of fiction and nonfiction narrative. Courses include: Conflict, Conflict Everywhere; Editing for Writers; What to Do When You're Stuck; and A Matter of Character. Participants are inviting to share at an Open Mic Reading on Sunday at 6:30 PM at Trident Booksellers & Cafe.

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, September 14, 21, 28, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor, 1515 Race Street
Every Monday from 10 AM to 3 PM, Lighthouse members are invited to write and relaxed and be inspired by the good vibes at Lighthouse. Guests are allowed to come and write with us before joining.

Small Press Fest
[Collaboration with Leon Gallery]
Saturday September 19
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Book Fair
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Panel Discussions
4:00 PM to Late Night, Goldrush Music Festival
@Savoy, 2700 Arapahoe Street
A Denver celebration of printed works. Also, a free book fair coupled with installations, DJs, craft libations, live typewriting, and readings.

Julavits/Marcus Book Talk with Emily Sinclair & Andrea Dupree
Saturday, September 19, 5:00 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse Attic, 1515 Race Street
Come to Lighthouse for our casual and thought provoking book talk on some work by soon-to-be-visiting authors Heidi Julavits and Ben Marcus. Facilitated by Lighthouse instructors Emily Sinclair and Andrea Dupree, this will be a fun and free-ranging discussion, free and open to all Lighthouse members and their guests. Please RSVP to info@lighthousewriters.org.
The Books:
The Folded Clock, Heidi Julavits
Leaving the Sea, Ben Marcus, focusing particularly on “I Can Say Many Nice Things”

Staunton State Park Hike & Write
[Collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club]
Sunday, September 20, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
@Staunton State Park, 12450 South Elk Creek Road, Pine, CO
Interested? Sign-up or ask questions here: dan@lighthousewriters.org.

Drop-In Writing Sessions
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]
Tuesday, September 22, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1
What’s Going On—Exploring Our Current State – Some of the best writing is about the everyday, the small and mundane elements of what’s going on in our lives and our culture. With the exhibition Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch as our inspiration, we’ll write a little about our own current state of being, and what we see that’s going on. Free with Museum admission; no reservation required.

Friday 500
Friday, September 25, 4:30 to 6:30 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street

Willfully Submit: Successful Strategies
led by Guest Instructor: Wendy J. Fox
Saturday, September 26, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
@Lighthouse Attic, 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 this quarter'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 guest instructor Wendy J. Fox, author of THE SEVEN STAGES OF ANGER AND OTHER STORIES, the session is intended to allow for plenty of time to send out those submissions, after a short talk, and update. Bring your laptop, your finished pieces, and yourself; we'll provide donuts, fruit, coffee, and tea. Calisthenics optional.

Inside the Writer's Studio w/ Heidi Julavits and Ben Marcus
Saturday, October 3, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue - Lewis Sharp Auditorium
Join us for Inside the Writer's Studio, the popular and unpredictable on-stage interview with Writer's Studio guests Heidi Julavits and Ben Marcus. In this unprecedented schema, Julavits and Marcus will interview each other in what’s sure to be an enlightening, good-humored, and provocative discussion. Julavits and Marcus will also read from their latest critically acclaimed books, The Folded Clock and Leaving the Sea.

Monday Writing Hours
Monday, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor, 1515 Race Street
Every Monday from 10 AM to 3 PM, Lighthouse members are invited to write and relaxed and be inspired by the good vibes at Lighthouse. Guests are allowed to come and write with us before joining.

Free Reception, Reading, & Q&A with Lidia Yuknavitch
Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
@Lighthouse Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Following Lidia Yuknavitch's seminar "Let the Pieces Fall Where They May," join us for a free reception, reading, and Q&A with the author. Beverages and light snacks provided. Yuknavitch's latest novel, The Small Backs of Children, was published by Harper in July 2015. RSVP to info@lighthousewriters.org to attend. 
Praise for The Small Backs of Children:
"I have never felt so wrung out by a novel and yet simultaneously invigorated. I mean all of this in recommendation: it’s a terrifically good novel and powerfully written, and it’s refreshing to be punched in the gut by a book now and then." —;">The Paris Review 
“Lidia Yuknavitch’ s explosive new novel…is fierce in its vision, with captivating prose that carries its own momentum. Yuknavitch has created a reading experience that is uncomfortable and dazzling, with a vital intensity that grabs at the gutstrings.” —Los Angeles Times
The Small Backs of Children proves once again that Yuknavitch is witness to the kind of stories we ought to read.” —The Rumpus

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

The Draft, 27.0
Saturday, October 10, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
@Lighthouse 1st Floor and Grotto, 1515 Race Street
Draftees: TBD

Free College Essay Class for High School Seniors
Saturday, October 17, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
@Lighthouse Attic, 1515 Race Street
College application deadlines are calling your name—and they want your unique essay. How do you know what to write? How do you showcase YOU when other students are answering the same questions? How do you translate a personal experience into something that demonstrates why you are meant to attend your top choice school? We’ll tackle all these questions and get you started on your essay. If you have a draft, please bring it with you! You’ll leave this class with a beginning and an outline for a brand new essay or a revision of your draft. RSVP to Kim@lighthousewriters.org to sign up.

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

Drop-In Writing Sessions
[Collaboration with the Denver Art Museum]

Tuesday, October 27, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
@Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue, Hamilton Building - Level 1

 

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