Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Denver, Colorado, United States


Details
Year Round

Center

TUITION / COST:Varies
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
https://lighthousewriters.org/page/view/id/99/

CONTACT: Genna Kohlhardt, program assistant
PHONE: 303-297-1185
EMAIL: info@lighthousewriters.org
WEBSITE: http://www.lighthousewriters.org

Lighthouse Writers Workshop is an independent literary center in the heart of downtown Denver. Housed in a large, historic Denver square, we provide excuses for readers and writers to join in that great and fading tradition of togetherness.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop is an independent literary center in the heart of downtown Denver. Housed in a large historic Denver square, we believe that writers need other writers, and that while the art of creative writing may be solitary, community serves a necessary function. We run year-round workshops (from intro-level to master classes), a summer Lit Fest, an annual retreat in Grand Lake, and much more. Our students have published with HarperCollins, Random House, Little, Brown, and elsewhere, and have won Colorado Book Awards, Pushcarts, and have been finalists for such awards as the PEN/Hemingway. Our faculty have won NEA and Stegner Fellowships, Provincetown and MacDowell Fellowships, Colorado Book Awards, and lots of other great stuff. But mostly, we just hire awesome writers who love to teach. In addition, we've had the good fortune to bring in guest authors like Kazuo Ishiguro, Lorrie Moore, Michael Ondaatje, Lauren Groff, Colson Whitehead, George Saunders, Jennifer Egan, Cheryl Strayed, Tobias Wolff, Junot Diaz, Robin Black, Mary Karr, Mark Strand, and Thomas Lux. We tend to attract terrific and diverse writers who love to be part of something. In the end, that's what makes it all work.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Regular faculty include Nick Arvin, Erika Krouse, William Haywood Henderson, Elizabeth Robinson, Seth Brady Tucker, John Brehm, David J. Rothman, Andrea Rexilius, Mark Mayer, Rebecca Berg, Denise Vega, Doug Kurtz, Karen Palmer, Paula Younger, Sarah Ockler, Alexandre O. Philippe, Michael J. Henry, Chris Ransick, Jason Heller, Joanna Ruocco, Richard Froude, Andrea Dupree, Alexandre O. Philippe, John Cotter, and more.

Guest Faculty for 2016: Ben Lerner, Jenny Offill, Lidia Yuknavitch, Alexandra Fuller, Jericho Brown, Li-Young Lee, Rebecca Makkai, Steve Almond, Claire Vaye Watkins, and others. Coming in 2017: Etgar Keret, Elif Batuman, Aleksandar Hemon, and many more!


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Location

Lighthouse Writers Workshop
1515 Race Street
Denver
Colorado, United States
80206



Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Lighthouse Writers Workshop is an independent literary center in the heart of downtown Denver. Housed in a historic Denver mansion, we provide opportunities for literary types to meet in that great, fading tradition of being in cahoots with one another. We believe that writers need other writers, and that while the art of creative writing may be solitary, a thriving community serves a necessary function. We run year-round workshops (from intro-level to master classes), a summer Lit Fest, an annual retreat in Grand Lake, and much more. Our students have published with HarperCollins, St. Martin's, Random House, Little, Brown, and elsewhere, and have won Stegner Fellowships, Colorado Book Awards, Pushcarts, and have been finalists for such awards as the PEN/Hemingway. Our faculty have also won NEA and Stegner Fellowships, Provincetown and MacDowell Fellowships, Colorado Book Awards, and oodles of other great stuff. But mostly, we just hire outstanding writers who love to teach. In addition, we've had the good fortune to bring in guest authors like Kazuo Ishiguro, Lorrie Moore, Michael Ondaatje, George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Antonya Nelson, Jennifer Egan, Cheryl Strayed, Tobias Wolff, Junot Diaz, Robin Black, Mark Doty, Colson Whitehead, Mary Karr, Mark Strand, and Thomas Lux. We tend to attract a diverse crew of terrific writers who love to be part of something. In the end, that's what makes it all work.