Workshops

Workshop Day Time Location Instructor Starts
retreats
Grand Lake Retreat: Single Room Reservation Sunday NA Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/10/2016
Grand Lake Retreat: Workshops Only Sunday NA Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/10/2016
Grand Lake Retreat: Double Room Reservation Sunday NA Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/10/2016
Grand Lake Retreat: Triple Room Reservation Sunday NA Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/10/2016
Grand Lake Retreat: Meals Only Option Sunday NA Shadowcliff Lodge TBA 07/10/2016
one day intensives
Visiting Author Series: Paragraphs, Sentences, Fragments, White Space: Toward Unforgettable Prose with Robin Black Saturday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Black, MFA 05/07/2016
The Art of Storytelling Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Philippe, MFA 05/14/2016
The Art of Character Development Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Philippe, MFA 05/21/2016
Youth
Lit Fest Youth Tent Camp: Writing World Tour for grades 3-5 Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Preston 06/06/2016
Lit Fest Youth Tent Camp: Fiction Toolbox for grades 6-8 Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Bobotis, PhD 06/13/2016
Lit Fest Youth Tent Camp: Speaking Through Shakespeare for grades 9-12 Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Leach 06/13/2016
Elementary School Young Writers Program Summer Camp Monday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 07/18/2016
Middle School Young Writers Program Summer Camp Monday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 07/25/2016
High School Young Writers Program Summer Camp Monday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 08/01/2016
LitFest
Gold Festival Pass Friday Times Vary Lighthouse (room TBA) TBA 06/03/2016
Full-Access Business Pass (with agent meeting) Friday Times Vary Lighthouse (room TBA) TBA 06/03/2016
Silver Festival Pass Friday Times Vary Multiple Locations TBA 06/03/2016
Bronze Festival Pass Friday Times Vary Multiple Locations TBA 06/03/2016
Glitterati Pass Friday Times Vary Multiple Locations TBA 06/03/2016
Business Panel Pass (no agent meeting) Friday Times Vary Multiple Locations TBA 06/03/2016
Lit Fest Kickoff Party Friday 6:00 to 9:00 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop TBA 06/03/2016
Juried One-Weekend Intensive: Advanced Short Prose--The BS Detector Saturday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Almond, MFA 06/04/2016
Two-Weekend Intensive: Plot Structure Clinic--The Hero/Antihero's Journey Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Krouse, MA 06/04/2016
Two-Weekend Intensive: Reading as a Writer--The Poetry of Frank O'Hara Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Brehm, MFA 06/04/2016
One-Weekend Intensive: Writing the Memoir of Discovery Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Loren, MA 06/04/2016
One-Weekend Intensive: Reading as a Writer--A Midsummer Night's Dream Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Rothman, PhD 06/04/2016
One-Weekend Intensive: Building Characters--The Human Heart in Conflict with Itself Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Whitmer, MA 06/04/2016
From Obsession to Publication Saturday 1:00 to 3:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Almond, MFA 06/04/2016
Almond Gold Festival Pass Saturday Times Vary Lighthouse (room TBA) TBA 06/04/2016
Craft Seminar Five-Pack Saturday Times Vary Lighthouse (room TBA) TBA 06/04/2016
Salon: A Man Walks into a Bar: On Writing Funny Saturday 6:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Almond, MFA 06/04/2016
Reading as a Writer: The Visit of the Royal Physician Sunday 1:00 to 3:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Almond, MFA 06/05/2016
How to Create An Irresistible Narrator Sunday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Almond, MFA 06/05/2016
Juried Workshop: Advanced Poetry--Strategies that Work Monday 9:00 to 11:45 AM RM. 101 (Parlor) Brown 06/06/2016
Juried Workshop: Advanced Short Fiction--What Makes the Story Go? Monday 9:00 to 11:45 AM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Makkai 06/06/2016
Juried Workshop: Arrange the Pieces Where You May--Using Fragmented Narration in Fiction & Nonfiction Monday 9:00 to 11:45 AM RM. 301 (The Attic) Yuknavitch 06/06/2016
Juried Workshop: Advanced Memoir--Writing into Life Monday 9:00 to 11:45 AM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Fuller 06/06/2016
Before the First Draft Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Brown 06/06/2016
Salting the Wound: Writing About Personal Tragedy in Fiction Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Fox 06/06/2016
Art of the Travel Essay Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Wetzler, MS 06/06/2016
The Supporting Cast Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Brown 06/06/2016
Very Funny, Shakespeare: Humor in Poetry Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Daniels 06/06/2016
Intersections in Craft and Culture: A Mixed Genre Workshop Monday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Yuknavitch 06/06/2016
Contemporary American Women Poets Monday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Wagner, MFA 06/06/2016
Your Core Story Monday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Kurtz, MA 06/06/2016
The Poetics and Poetry of Creative Nonfiction Monday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Livingston, MFA 06/06/2016
Tapping into Your Weirdness Monday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Lumans, MFA 06/06/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Schedule Hacks--Writers with Jobs Talk About Getting Things Done Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/06/2016
Exhausting Metaphors Tuesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Yuknavitch 06/07/2016
Generating Ideas Tuesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Kurtz, MA 06/07/2016
Poetry A to Z: Writing the Abecedarian Tuesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Daniels 06/07/2016
Fiction Writing Lessons from Disobedient Masters Tuesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/07/2016
Eureka! Finding Your Epiphany Tuesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/07/2016
The Blind Date Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Makkai 06/07/2016
Le Domaine Perdu Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Rea, MFA 06/07/2016
Drilling Down Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Kurtz, MA 06/07/2016
The Art of the Literary Submission Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Shank 06/07/2016
Secrets to Finding Characters (and Plot) Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Younger, MFA 06/07/2016
It Started as a Whisper: The Art of Performance Poetry Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Mays 06/07/2016
Salon: Prose Vs. Poetry Smack Down! Tuesday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Makkai 06/07/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Hollywood Know-How--Networking in the Film Industry Without Living in New York or LA Tuesday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/07/2016
Ending It All Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Makkai 06/08/2016
Mighty Microstructure for Your Book Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/08/2016
Structuring the Non-Narrative Children's Picture Book Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Vega 06/08/2016
Beyond Traditional Forms Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Livingston, MFA 06/08/2016
Drama-Rama: Conflict and Dramatic Questions Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Krouse, MA 06/08/2016
Poetic Closure: On How Poems End Wednesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Brehm, MFA 06/08/2016
Tell, Don't Show Wednesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Wetzler, MS 06/08/2016
Beyond the Hallmark Card: Rhyme and Repetition in Poetry Wednesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Daniels 06/08/2016
Freelance Writing: Getting Started and Building Your Career Wednesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Shank 06/08/2016
Dynamic Scenes: Tips, Tricks, and Danger Zones Wednesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Krouse, MA 06/08/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Publicity for Writers--How to Promote and Brand Your Book Wednesday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Taeckens 06/08/2016
Getting Comfortable with Discomfort Thursday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Fuller 06/09/2016
The Write Path Thursday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Gardner 06/09/2016
Outlining the Novel Thursday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Kurtz, MA 06/09/2016
Fragment in Narrative Thursday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Drager, MFA, ABD PhD 06/09/2016
Situation and the Story Thursday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Younger, MFA 06/09/2016
How Short Poems Happen Thursday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Brown 06/09/2016
Staging, Setting, Body Language Thursday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Kurtz, MA 06/09/2016
The Snake Eats His Own Tail Thursday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Team Taught 06/09/2016
The Breaking Point Thursday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Younger, MFA 06/09/2016
The Right Word Thursday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Lindner 06/09/2016
Salon: Any Resemblance to Actual Persons Thursday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Yuknavitch 06/09/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: The Science of Publishing Short Fiction Thursday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Makkai 06/09/2016
From Page to Screen: Adapting Books into Screenplays Friday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Weiler 06/10/2016
The Grotesque, the Human, the Grotesquely Human: Flannery O'Connor's Characters Friday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wortman, MFA 06/10/2016
How to Write When You Don't Feel Like Writing Friday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/10/2016
What Can Writers Learn from Linguists? Friday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Appel 06/10/2016
Improv for Writers Friday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) and Sara Jade Alan 06/10/2016
If You Want to Be a TV Writer Friday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Gardner 06/10/2016
Savvy Sentences Friday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Michas-Martin, MFA 06/10/2016
Playing with the Shapes of Fiction (and Nonfiction) Friday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/10/2016
Curate Your Prose Collection Friday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Drager, MFA, ABD PhD 06/10/2016
Making the Mountain Friday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Instructors 06/10/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Power Players--Women in the Book Biz Speak Out Friday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/10/2016
Business Seminar: Performance for Writers Friday 2:30 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) and Sara Jade Alan 06/10/2016
One-Weekend Intensive: First Draft Lab Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Wroblewski 06/11/2016
One-Weekend Intensive: Nonfiction Book Lab Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Caudron, MFA 06/11/2016
One-Weekend Intensive: Book Building Blocks Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Brown 06/11/2016
One-Weekend Intensive: The Lyric Lab Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Michas-Martin, MFA 06/11/2016
Salon: The Resurrection of Dystopian Lit Saturday 6:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Bacigalupi 06/11/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Let's Get Real About Publishing--Agents Tell All Saturday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/11/2016
Night at the Movies: No Country for Old Men Sunday 6:00 to 9:00 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Philippe, MFA 06/12/2016
Weeklong Intensive: Advanced Narrative--Inner & Outer Landscapes Monday 9:00 to 11:45 AM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Watkins 06/13/2016
Juried Workshop: Advanced Poetry--On the Shoulders of Giants Monday 9:00 to 11:45 AM RM. 101 (Parlor) Lee 06/13/2016
Juried Workshop: Advanced Memoir--The Fearless Story Monday 9:00 to 11:45 AM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Rapp Black, MFA 06/13/2016
Juried Workshop: Advanced Novel--Narrative Architecture Monday 9:00 to 11:45 AM RM. 301 (The Attic) Lerner 06/13/2016
Juried Workshop: Advanced Novel--Narrative Techniques for Prose Monday 9:00 to 11:45 AM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Offill 06/13/2016
Life Skills for Writers Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Rapp Black, MFA 06/13/2016
Exploring the Character-Driven Children's Picture Book Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Vega 06/13/2016
Vignettes: The Micro-Workshop for Short Forms Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/13/2016
The Crossroads of Circumstance: Writing Place, People, and Plot Monday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Watkins 06/13/2016
How to Become a Story-Making Machine Monday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ruocco, MFA, PhD 06/13/2016
Reading as a Poet Monday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wagner, MFA 06/13/2016
YA Nonfiction: It's Real Monday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hanley 06/13/2016
The Lizard Brain Monday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/13/2016
The Vital Domestic Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Merkner, MFA, PhD 06/13/2016
The Title of the Poem Monday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Robinson, MA, Mdiv 06/13/2016
Salon: The Art of Authenticity (in an Era of Late Capitalism) Monday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Lerner 06/13/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: When News Breaks in Your Backyard--Timely Essays to Boost Your Writing Career Monday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/13/2016
How to Pay Attention Tuesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Offill 06/14/2016
The Life, Death, and Resurrection of the Philosophical Verse Essay Tuesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rothman, PhD 06/14/2016
The Nimble Absurd Tuesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Merkner, MFA, PhD 06/14/2016
Managing Time in Stories Tuesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/14/2016
Beginnings and Endings: The Micro-Workshop on Starting and Stopping Tuesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/14/2016
Not Just Another Flash in the Pan: Short Short Stories for the Long Long Haul Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Ruocco, MFA, PhD 06/14/2016
Creative Nonfiction for Fun and Profit Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Rothman, PhD 06/14/2016
Creating Emotion, Avoiding Melodrama Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Younger, MFA 06/14/2016
Using Personal Imagery to Connect with Your Writing Voice Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Hanley 06/14/2016
Prose Poetry: The Gateway Drug Tuesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Wingate, MFA 06/14/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Big Press, Small Press, No Press Tuesday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/14/2016
Writing Close to the Bone Wednesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Watkins 06/15/2016
Your White Whale: Symbolism and the Objective Correlative Wednesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Krouse, MA 06/15/2016
Poets in Translation: Lorca y Neruda Wednesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Wagner, MFA 06/15/2016
Writing the Practice Novel: Lessons from Harper Lee Wednesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Swanson 06/15/2016
Writing for the Theater Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Butterfield 06/15/2016
Writing Fighting: Physical Conflict in Narrative Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 101 (Parlor) Krouse, MA 06/15/2016
Building Your Writing Web Presence Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Shank 06/15/2016
The Writer and the Persona Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 204 (Virginia Woolf Room) Lindner 06/15/2016
The Dreaded Iambic Pentameter: Conquering the Beast Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 202 (John Steinbeck Room) Rothman, PhD 06/15/2016
Blurring Boundaries: Prose and Poetry Hybrids Wednesday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Lerner 06/15/2016
Faith and Philosophy: The Deep Beliefs of Your Characters Wednesday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 301 (The Attic) Arvin, MFA 06/15/2016
Salon: True Noir: Writers Duke It Out Wednesday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Whitmer, MA 06/15/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: From Modest Beginnings to Bestseller--The Evolution of Sales Wednesday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Offill 06/15/2016
Poetics in Space Thursday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Kondrich, MFA, PhD 06/16/2016
It Ain't the Writing, It's the Rewriting Thursday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/16/2016
The New Media Revolution: A Primer Thursday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wingate, MFA 06/16/2016
The Long-Suffering Non-Flash Short Story Thursday 5:00 to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Merkner, MFA, PhD 06/16/2016
Medical Narratives: The Rise of a New Subgenre Thursday 5:00 to 7:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Rapp Black, MFA 06/16/2016
Crafting Visual Narratives Thursday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Drager, MFA, ABD PhD 06/16/2016
Expository Fiction: What Is It? How Do We Do It Well? Thursday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wortman, MFA 06/16/2016
Your Ars Poetica Thursday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Lee 06/16/2016
Writing Your Lies Thursday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Lindner 06/16/2016
DIY Literary Filmmaking Thursday 2:00 to 4:30 PM RM. 103 (Dining Room) Wingate, MFA 06/16/2016
Art + Lit : 10:04 by Ben Lerner & Christian Marclay's The Clock Thursday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop Instructors 06/16/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: A Perfect Pairing--The Author-Agent Relationship Thursday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Lerner 06/16/2016
How to Make the Ordinary Extraordinary Friday 2:00 to 4:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/17/2016
Researching Your Way to Better Fiction Friday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Fox 06/17/2016
Writing Rituals: How Habits Reveal Character and Setting Friday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Livingston, MFA 06/17/2016
Unwriting Friday 2:00 to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Robinson, MA, Mdiv 06/17/2016
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Breaking into Lit Mags Friday 12:30 to 1:45 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Instructors 06/17/2016
Business Seminar: Agent for the Day--A Real-Time Query Letter Clinic Friday 2:30 to 4:30 PM RM. 001 (The Grotto) Nelson 06/17/2016
Lit Fest Closing Party Friday 6:00 to 9:00 PM Lighthouse Writers Workshop TBA 06/17/2016