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Retaining Wonder and Genre-Bending: questions for new instructor Jennifer Denrow

By Kristin Pazulski When you read a piece by Jennifer Denrow, you absorb her relationship with the world—one of wonderment and causal adventure. Her carefully chosen words reflect a pondering … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

And the Beacon Award goes to…

It was seventeen years ago this month that Michael Henry and I packed up what we had (not much) and moved our fledgling writing workshop from Boston to Denver.  Anyone … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Member Dispatch: Heidi Pitlor and the Transcendent American Short Story

by Elizabeth Cameron “I was also tempted to develop my own definitions of what made one story successful and another less so… [But one] that met my initial requirements—say, a … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

What Happens in Grand Lake…

During any getaway that lasts more than two days, someone will invoke the slogan from the Las Vegas ad campaign of a few years back. You know the one: What … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Turning into a Dandelion

By Kristin Pazulski I’m a weed in this house of literary writers. As a journalist, my writing is driven by fact with a smidge of creativity. I rarely slave over … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Social Media Insights

By Jannett Matusiak Navigating social media can be as daunting as driving in Boston. There’s lots of noise, no clear signage pointing you in the right direction, and a wrong … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: A Revelation

By Lois Levinson I admit that I do not have a consistent writing practice. I have struggled to find the right space, both physical and psychological, that is the most … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: George Saunders and the Art of Fearlessness

By Carley Tacker The first time Eric Sasson met George Saunders, he didn’t realize who he was talking to. Easy going, humble, and far more interested in what you do, Saunders introduced … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Clean Well-Lighted Dialogue

By Ron D. White “Add some better dialogue” is the most common phrase in reviews of my work. The last class of the spring session was about to begin and I … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

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