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Meet Chip Livingston

by Corey Dahl Much of writer and Lighthouse instructor Chip Livingston’s life seems fated. Both of his parents and step-parents were also teachers, and two taught English. He started thinking about studying creative writing … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Brain-Body-Bowie Connection

By Sara Jade Alan It’s 3:00 a.m., and I’ve woken up with David Bowie’s “Magic Dance” playing in my head. He and his music arrive with vivid memories of freshman … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The English Patient: What the Movie Leaves Out

by Jenny Wortman (Editor’s note: Michael Ondaatje will be at Lighthouse for a Writer’s Studio visit March 19 and 20, and Jenny Wortman is teaching an online Reading as a Writer class … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

Meet the Young Authors Collective

by Jesaka Long It began on a sleepy Sunday morning in September, as a group of teenage writers shuffled in, heading straight for the coffee and breakfast bars. They knew … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

My First Date With Christian Wiman

by Joy Roulier Sawyer Years ago, I read in Film Comment about filmmaker Paul Schrader’s first meeting with his most influential mentor, the towering critic Pauline Kael. A wet-behind-the-ears Calvin … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Wise Words of Edward P. Jones

by Alexander Lumans At some point in my adolescence, whenever I was on the verge of setting off for some difficult or uncertain endeavor, my mother began to always say … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Best Gift You Can Give a Reader

by Brad West For years, I had a dream job. As an editor at Outside magazine in the 1990s, I sent great writers to exotic places. When they returned, I … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

M.F.A. vs. Lighthouse: One Writer’s Opinion

by Maggie Ferguson A month into Emerson College’s M.F.A. program in fiction, I was missing Lighthouse. It felt like artistic homesickness. To understand why, I began to compare the M.F.A. … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Lit Matters: Time is Cruel, And Other Thoughts

by Michael Henry When people ask me about the books I love most, I tend to disappear for a moment, browsing a visual inventory of book covers in my mind—a … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

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