Workshops

Workshop Day Time Location Instructor Starts
weekly
4-Week Reading as a Writer: Writers on Writing--Works from Classic Writers Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse Attic Krouse, MA 04/19/2014
4-Week Writing 101: Gotta Start Somewhere (April) Monday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Lighthouse (First Floor Table) Hope 04/28/2014
4 Week: Novel Bootcamp IV: Your Novel's Voice Wednesday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Lighthouse (First Floor Parlor) Henderson, MA 04/30/2014
4-Week Reading as a Writer: The Notorious P.O.V. Thursday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Lighthouse Attic Cotter, MA 05/01/2014
retreats
Grand Lake Retreat Deposit Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge Instructors 07/13/2014
Grand Lake Retreat--Double Room Reservation Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge Instructors 07/13/2014
Grand Lake Retreat--Triple Room Reservation Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge Instructors 07/13/2014
Grand Lake Retreat--Meals Only Option Sunday Three Meals a Day Shadowcliff Lodge Instructors 07/13/2014
Grand Lake Retreat Workshops Sunday N/A Shadowcliff Lodge Instructors 07/13/2014
one day intensives
When You're Stuck Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Lighthouse (First Floor Table) Krouse, MA 04/19/2014
The Story of Building a Story: Word, Line, Voice, Structure Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Lighthouse Grotto Loren, MA 05/03/2014
Youth
Teen Council: Spring Semester Wednesday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Lighthouse Grotto Nix, MFA 01/08/2014
Lit Fest Youth Tent Camp: The Stuff Songs are Made Of Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ruggles 06/09/2014
Lit Fest Youth Tent Camp: US, On the Same Page Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/09/2014
Middle School Summer Writing Camp Monday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 07/28/2014
High School Summer Writing Camp Monday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 08/04/2014
LitFest
Juried Gold Festival Pass Friday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/06/2014
Almond Gold Festival Pass Friday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/06/2014
Gold Festival Pass Friday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/06/2014
Silver Festival Pass Friday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/06/2014
Bronze Festival Pass Friday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/06/2014
Full-Access Business Pass Friday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/06/2014
Business Panel Pass Friday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/06/2014
Craft Seminar Five-Pack Friday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/06/2014
Lit Fest Kickoff Party Friday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/06/2014
How to Write Riveting Scenes Saturday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Almond 06/07/2014
Juried Workshop: Advanced Short Prose--The BS Detector Saturday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Almond 06/07/2014
Salon: Let's Talk About Sex! Literature, Erotica, or Just Plain Porn? Saturday 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Almond 06/07/2014
Two-Weekend Intensive: The Art of Visual Storytelling Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Philippe, MFA 06/07/2014
Two-Weekend Intensive: Reading as a Writer--The Poetry of A.R. Ammons Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Brehm, MFA 06/07/2014
Two-Weekend Intensive: Breaking the Chains of Autobiography Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Chuculate, MFA 06/07/2014
One-Weekend Intensive: Spiritual Autobiography Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Barber, MFA 06/07/2014
One-Weekend Intensive: The Art of Intimacy Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) McNeely, MFA 06/07/2014
One-Weekend Intensive: Reading as a Writer--George Saunders's Stories Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Sasson 06/07/2014
One-Weekend Intensive: Losing Yourself, Finding Your Voice Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) McNeely, MFA 06/07/2014
Two-Weekend Intensive: Plot Structure Clinic--The Hero/Antihero's Journey Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Krouse, MA 06/07/2014
Two-Weekend Intensive: Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel Workout Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hanley 06/07/2014
Can I Write That? Going to the Forbidden Places in Fiction and Nonfiction Sunday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Almond 06/08/2014
Lightning Bug Sentences Sunday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Pritchett, PhD 06/08/2014
Writing Even Better Dialogue Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hoffman 06/09/2014
What's the Story? Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Catlin 06/09/2014
Word, Rhythm, and Rhyme in Children's Books Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Vega 06/09/2014
Turning Life into Fiction Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hemley 06/09/2014
Lessons in Fiction from Disobedient Masters Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/09/2014
Literary Journalism Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/09/2014
Make Me Cry: Crafty Ways of Evoking Emotion in the Reader Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/09/2014
Why Dialogue Matters Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Sasson 06/09/2014
Juried Workshop: Advanced Memoir--The Prologue Monday 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hemley 06/09/2014
Juried Workshop: Advanced Screenwriting--The Full Script Monday 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hoffman 06/09/2014
Week-Long Intensive: Your Novel's Heart Monday 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lighthouse (room TBA) Henderson, MA 06/09/2014
Salon: Late Bloomers Club Monday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/09/2014
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Playing the Publishing Game: How to Stay Alive and Thrive Monday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/09/2014
The Art of Description Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Doty 06/10/2014
The Art of Contrivance Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Schwartz 06/10/2014
Mighty Microstructure for Your Book Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/10/2014
Secrets of Characters (and Plot) Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/10/2014
Grammar for Writers Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rea, MFA 06/10/2014
Situation and Story Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/10/2014
Building Your Web Presence, or: The Internet for Writers Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/10/2014
Juried Workshop: Advanced Poetry--Raising the Stakes Tuesday 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lighthouse (room TBA) Doty 06/10/2014
Writing-Class-Asana Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse Grotto Wunder, MFA 06/10/2014
The Magic of Metaphor Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse Attic Brehm, MFA 06/10/2014
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Agents 101: A Nuts and Bolts Guide to Breaking Out of the Slush Pile Tuesday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/10/2014
Immersion Writing Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hemley 06/11/2014
The Best Character to Drive Your Story Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Catlin 06/11/2014
Humor Writing Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/11/2014
Prose Poetry: The Gateway Drug Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wingate, MFA 06/11/2014
How to Start a Screenplay Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hoffman 06/11/2014
Faith and Philosophy: The Deep Beliefs of Your Characters Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Arvin, MFA 06/11/2014
Plot the How of Every Story Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Catlin 06/11/2014
Stories from the Road: Crafting the Travel Essay Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/11/2014
Newly Invented and Revisited Forms Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Garcia 06/11/2014
Salon: Has Literature Lost Its Faith? Wednesday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/11/2014
Brown-Bag Business Panel: A Perfect Pairing: The Author-Agent Relationship in Changing Times Wednesday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/11/2014
The Art of Losing Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Doty 06/12/2014
Moving the Story Forward Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shors 06/12/2014
Lighten Up: Humor in Serious Fiction Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wunder, MFA 06/12/2014
Scene and Sequel: Building Blocks for Great Storytelling Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/12/2014
Dark Places: Writing the Forbidden, Horrific, and Taboo Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/12/2014
DIY Literary Filmmaking Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wingate, MFA 06/12/2014
Emotional Rollercoaster: Plotting the Young Adult Novel Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wunder, MFA 06/12/2014
Personal Conflict and the Writer Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Kurtz, MA 06/12/2014
Salon: Au Naturel: Finding the Provocative, the Deep, the Wild, in Writing About Nature Thursday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/12/2014
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Book Marketing 101 Thursday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/12/2014
The Blank Screen: Addressing Writer's Block Friday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/13/2014
Steamy Scenes Friday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Ruocco, MFA, PhD 06/13/2014
The Screenplay: Form and the Visual Narrative Friday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Catlin 06/13/2014
Poetry for Fiction Writers Friday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/13/2014
Brown-Bag Business Panel: First-Time Authors Tell All Friday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/13/2014
Business Seminar: Query Letter Clinic Friday 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse Grotto Harris 06/13/2014
One-Weekend Intensive: Form and Function--Organizing Through Objects Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Froude, MFA, PhD 06/14/2014
One-Weekend Intensive: Starting a Memoir--Focus on Scene Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Lindner 06/14/2014
Juried Workshop: Advanced Short Story--Organic Unity Monday 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lighthouse (room TBA) Nelson 06/16/2014
Juried Workshop: Advanced Novel--An Intimate Distance Monday 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lighthouse (room TBA) Johnson 06/16/2014
Juried Workshop: Advanced Memoir--The Fearless Story Monday 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rapp 06/16/2014
Opening Rules Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Nelson 06/16/2014
Creating Emotion and Avoiding Melodrama Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/16/2014
Fragments of our Imagination Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/16/2014
Jumpstart Your Memoir Monday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/16/2014
Endings: Cracking the Code Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse Grotto Rea, MFA 06/16/2014
Live Wire Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/16/2014
Managing Time in Stories Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/16/2014
The Experimental Imperative Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wingate, MFA 06/16/2014
Developing the I Narrator Monday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Caudron, MFA 06/16/2014
Week-Long Intensive: How to Tell a True Story Monday 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/16/2014
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Your Writing Education: The Mythologies, the Opinions, the Truth Monday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/16/2014
Scansion Blast Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rothman, PhD 06/17/2014
Toning Flabby Sentences Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Lindner 06/17/2014
Unusual Narrators Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Brown 06/17/2014
Wild, Mad, Spectacular Creativity Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Hope 06/17/2014
Writing Environment, Rituals, and Practices Tuesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Kurtz, MA 06/17/2014
There is No Me in Memoir Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rapp 06/17/2014
Adrenaline: Writing the Gruesome and Grisly Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/17/2014
Say it Like You Mean it: Performance Skills for Writers Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rothman, PhD 06/17/2014
Staging and Subtext Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Kurtz, MA 06/17/2014
Salon: Kidding or Not--The Question of Parenting, Family, Art Tuesday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/17/2014
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Social Media for Writers Tuesday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/17/2014
American Women Poets: More than the Usual Suspects Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wagner, MFA 06/18/2014
Freelance Writing: Getting Started and Building Your Career Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/18/2014
Lemon Juice for Paper Cuts Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Tucker, PhD 06/18/2014
Push Upstairs Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Froude, MFA, PhD 06/18/2014
Writing the One Act Play Wednesday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Dodd 06/18/2014
The ABC's and 123's of Creative Nonfiction Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rapp 06/18/2014
Bulking Up the Wimpy Sentence Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Lindner 06/18/2014
Shouts and Murmurs: Writing Short Comedy Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Shank 06/18/2014
The Poetry of Wislawa Szymborska and Marina Tsvetaeva Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Wagner, MFA 06/18/2014
Salon: You Can't Handle the Truth! Fiction vs. Nonfiction Smack-Down Wednesday 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Lighthouse Grotto Froude, MFA, PhD 06/18/2014
Brown-Bag Business Panel: I Want to Be a Debut Writer Wednesday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/18/2014
The Story Behind the Story Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Nelson 06/19/2014
Creating a Scene Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/19/2014
How It Should've Happened: How to Shape Truth into Compelling Fiction Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/19/2014
Rhyme: Crime or Sublime? Thursday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rothman, PhD 06/19/2014
The Art of the Book Review Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rothman, PhD 06/19/2014
Copycats: The Art of Imitation Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Lindner 06/19/2014
Mooching from Munro Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Rea, MFA 06/19/2014
Playing with the Shapes of Fiction (and Nonfiction) Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Younger, MFA 06/19/2014
What Does this Picture Mean? Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Acevedo 06/19/2014
Brown-Bag Business Panel: The Nitty Gritty: How Digital is Transforming the Publishing Landscape Thursday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lighthouse Grotto Nelson 06/19/2014
Brown-Bag Business Panel: Five Things Writers Absolutely Must Know: Literary Editors Tell All Friday 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lighthouse Grotto Instructors 06/20/2014
Business Seminar: Creating the Roadmap for Your Novel Friday 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse Grotto Nelson 06/20/2014
Lit Fest Closing Party Friday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 06/20/2014
special events
2014 Poker Party Table Sponsor Saturday 5:00 to 10:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 05/17/2014
2014 Poker Party Tickets Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Gay 05/17/2014
2014 Visiting Author Series Sponsor: The Supporting Character Saturday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 05/17/2014
2014 Visiting Author Series Sponsor: The Muse Saturday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Instructors 05/17/2014
fly by writer's project
The Brutal Language of Love with Roxane Gay Saturday 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Lighthouse Grotto Gay 05/17/2014
All-Access Pass: Fly-By Writer's Project with Roxane Gay Saturday N/A Lighthouse (room TBA) Gay 05/17/2014
In/Out with Roxane Gay Sunday 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Lighthouse (room TBA) Gay 05/18/2014