Workshops

Workshop Day Time Location Instructor Starts
weekly
8 Week: Work In Progress Workshop--Novel or Memoir Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Berg, PhD 03/23/2015
4-Week Writing 101: Gotta Start Somewhere (March) Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Sawyer, MA 03/23/2015
8 Week: Advanced Poetry Workshop Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Tucker, PhD 03/23/2015
8 Week: Intermediate Short Story Workshop Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Drager, MFA, ABD PhD 03/23/2015
4-Week: Core Skills for Freelancing--Part One: Finding and Pitching Stories Monday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Warner 03/23/2015
8-Week: Writing the Lyric Essay Monday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Denrow, PhD 03/23/2015
8-Week: Advanced Novel Workshop Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Henderson, MA 03/24/2015
4 Week Craft Series: Plotting the Plotted Plot Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Catlin 03/24/2015
4-Week: Nontraditional Forms in Fiction Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Sinclair, MFA 03/24/2015
8 Week: Intro to Writing the Short Story Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Lumans, MFA 03/24/2015
8 Week: Intermediate/Advanced Personal Essay Workshop Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Wetzler, MS 03/24/2015
4-Week Reading as a Writer: Contemporary Essayists Tuesday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Wetzler, MS 03/24/2015
8 Week: Intermediate Novel Workshop Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Kurtz, MA 03/24/2015
8-Week: Creative Writing Workshop (Littleton) Tuesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Vista at Southbridge, Littleton Turner, MA 03/24/2015
8-Week: Lighthouse Writers Mastermind Tuesday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Kurtz, MA 03/24/2015
4-Week: Novel Bootcamp III--Your Novel's Arc Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Henderson, MA 03/25/2015
8-Week: Intermediate Poetry Workshop Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Ransick, MA, MA 03/25/2015
8-Week: Experimental/Hybrid Forms Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Froude, MFA, PhD 03/25/2015
8 week: Intro to Writing Personal Narrative Wednesday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Eastburn, MFA 03/25/2015
8 Week: Advanced Memoir--A Journey of Self Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Eastburn, MFA 03/25/2015
8-Week: Intro to Writing Poetry Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Kondrich, MFA, PhD 03/25/2015
4-Week: Fiction 101 Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Lumans, MFA 03/25/2015
8-Week: Intermediate/Advanced Memoir and Personal Essay (Colorado Springs) Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Tim Gill Center for Public Eastburn, MFA 03/26/2015
8 Week: Intro to Writing the Novel Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Weaver, MFA 03/26/2015
8 Week: Writing the Y/A, Middle Grade, or New Adult Novel Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Hanley 03/26/2015
4 Week: Overcoming Resistance--How To Keep Going As A Writer Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Acevedo 03/26/2015
8 Week: Advanced Short Story Workshop Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Lumans, MFA 03/26/2015
8 Week: Screenwriting--The Full Draft Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Taylor-Whitehorn 03/26/2015
4-Week: Reading as a Writer--Adventure Novels Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Arvin, MFA 03/30/2015
8 Week: Playwriting Workshop Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Dodd 04/04/2015
4-Week Spark and Re-spark: A Creative Writing Refresh for the Hesitant, the Hopeful, the Stalled, the Drifty (April) Saturday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Hope 04/04/2015
8-Week: Writing Noir Fiction Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Whitmer, MA 04/06/2015
4-Week Writing 101: Gotta Start Somewhere (April) Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Sawyer, MA 04/20/2015
4-Week: Core Skills for Freelancing--Part Two: Reporting and Writing Stories Monday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Warner 04/20/2015
4-Week Travel Writing: Stories from the Road Tuesday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Wetzler, MS 04/21/2015
4-Week: The Mindful Writer Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Michas-Martin, MFA 04/21/2015
4-Week: Reading as a Writer--King Lear Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Cotter, MA 04/22/2015
4-Week: Psychology & Fiction--Character Development Intensive Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Loren, MA 04/23/2015
4-Week Query Letter Bootcamp Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Hodapp 04/23/2015
4-Week: Novel Bootcamp IV--Your Novel's Voice Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Henderson, MA 04/29/2015
4-Week Spark and Re-spark: A Creative Writing Refresh for the Hesitant, the Hopeful, the Stalled, the Drifty (May) Saturday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Hope 05/02/2015
retreats
Grand Lake Retreat: Workshops Only Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/12/2015
Grand Lake Retreat: Double Room Reservation Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/12/2015
Grand Lake Retreat: Triple Room Reservation Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/12/2015
Grand Lake Retreat: Meals Only Option Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/12/2015
one day intensives
The Lyric Lab: A Poetry & Short Prose Craft Class/Workshop Hybrid Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Michas-Martin, MFA 03/07/2015
Crafting Compelling Scenes in Your M/G or Y/A Novel Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Vega 03/21/2015
Weekend Intensive: Scrivener Superuser--A Software Bootcamp Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Springer 04/11/2015
How Do You Create Suspense? I'll Tell You Later. Friday 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Percy, MFA 04/17/2015
Memory to Memoir Saturday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Hampsey, PhD 04/25/2015
Weekend Intensive: The Dreaded Heroic Line Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Rothman, PhD 05/01/2015
Children's Picture Books: How to Begin Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Vega 05/09/2015
Weekend Intensive: Reading as a Writer--Major Jackson, Meet Gwendolyn Brooks. An Exploration of Form & Poetic Legacy Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Wagner, MFA 05/15/2015
online workshops
8-Week: Online Intro to Writing the Novel Monday N/A Online Milbrodt, MFA, MA 03/30/2015
8-Week: Online Intro to Creative Nonfiction Monday N/A Online Milbrodt, MFA, MA 03/30/2015
8 Week: Online Advanced Fiction Workshop Monday N/A Online Wortman, MFA 03/30/2015
8-Week: Online Breaking Out--Trying On Transformational Forms Monday N/A Online Cotter, MA 03/30/2015
8-Week: Online Intermediate/Advanced Memoir and Personal Essay Monday N/A Online Barish, MSJ 03/30/2015
8-Week: Online Intermediate Fiction Monday N/A Online Merkner, MFA, PhD 03/30/2015
8 Week: Online Screenwriting Workshop Monday N/A Online Ferner, MFA 03/30/2015
8 Week: Online Poetry Workshop Monday N/A Online Denrow, PhD 03/30/2015
Youth
Young Authors Collective: Spring Semester Friday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Nix, MFA 02/06/2015
Steele Elementary: Building Character--Hero Storytelling Tuesday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Steele Elementary Tyson 02/17/2015
4-Week: Letters to Everything Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Nix, MFA 03/26/2015
4-Week: Book-Building 101--Creative Ways to Self-Publish Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Kullberg, MFA 03/26/2015
Craft Seminar: Make a Code, Break a Code Monday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Green 03/30/2015
Two-Day Intensive: The Essay That Wasn't an Essay, Per Se Monday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Nix, MFA 03/30/2015
Two-Day Intensive: Written & Illustrated By--You! Monday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Preston 03/30/2015
Craft Seminar: Comic Book Writing Workshop Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Kullberg, MFA 03/31/2015
Craft Seminar: Build a World, Then Write! Wednesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Miller 04/01/2015
Craft Seminar: Flash Magazine Wednesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Ruggles 04/01/2015
Craft Seminar: Extra Sensory Perception Wednesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Lopez Lee 04/01/2015
Craft Seminar: Short Story Basics Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Weaver, MFA 04/02/2015
Craft Seminar: A Whiff of Chocolate, a Touch of Sand Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Boyle 04/02/2015
Craft Seminar: Dreaming Up Your Story Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Lopez Lee 04/02/2015
Craft Seminar: Folklore, Fables, and Fairy Tales Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Kullberg, MFA 04/03/2015
Craft Seminar: Fodder for Funny--Our Childhood Angst, Drama, and Confessions Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Long 04/03/2015
Craft Seminar: The Memoir Grab Bag Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Lopez Lee 04/03/2015
Craft Seminar: Talking the Talk--How to Write Dialogue That Actually Works Monday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Bobotis, Ph.D. 04/13/2015
4-Week: Build Your Best Short Story Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Bobotis, Ph.D. 04/23/2015
4-Week: Game on! Spring Training for Young Writers Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Taylor-Whitehorn 04/23/2015
4 Week: Serialized You--Memoir in Linked Essays & Blog Posts Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Long 04/23/2015
Craft Seminar: Grow Your Own Sonnet--No Fertilizer Needed! Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Kottke 05/26/2015
Craft Seminar: Make Characters Suffer, without Death or Zombies Tuesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Lopez Lee 05/26/2015
Lit Fest Youth Tent Camp: The Land of Lyrics--Songs and Songcraft Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ruggles 06/08/2015
Lit Fest Youth Tent Camp: Say It Proud--Performance Prose, Poetry, and Lyricism Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Speaks 06/08/2015
LitFest
Juried Workshop: Advanced Short Prose--Tame Your Inner Critic Saturday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Almond, MFA 06/06/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Poetry--Searching for Subjects--Why Should Anyone Read This? Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Jackson 06/08/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Short Fiction--A Nontraditional Workshop Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Black, MFA 06/08/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Novel & Prose--the Long Narrative Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Dubus III 06/08/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Memoir--The Fearless Story Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rapp, MFA 06/15/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Poetry--Digging Deeper Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Addonizio, MA 06/15/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Novel--An Intimate Distance Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Johnson, MFA 06/15/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Essay & Memoir--The Editor's Office Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Daum 06/15/2015
Juried Workshop: Advanced Screenwriting--It's Getting Real Y'all! Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ribon 06/15/2015
special events
The Writer's Studio with Kazuo Ishiguro: All-Access Pass Friday Times Vary RM. 001 (The Grotto) Ishiguro 03/27/2015
Inside the Writer's Studio: On Stage Interview and Reading with Kazuo Ishiguro Friday 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM King Center, CU Denver Ishiguro 03/27/2015
The Writer's Studio: Shop Talk & Signing with Kazuo Ishiguro Saturday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Ishiguro 03/28/2015